in transit: the norwegian roadtrip

We are off to a Norwegian roadtrip, headed northwest from Oslo, from today until Friday. Five days of Norwegian countryside, dramatic coastlines, and the magnificent fjord route.

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Geiranger fjord, Alesund, Atlantic Road

We are staying for one night in Otta, before we head off the next morning to the legendary and fairytale-like Union Hotel Oye by the Hjorund Fjord. From there we are driving to the most beautiful fjord in the world, Geiranger Fjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we’ll wind down the hairpin bends of Trollstigen or “The Trolls’ Path”, as you know the legend of trolls originated in Norway. Soon we’ll find ourselves in Alesund, rebuilt in the early 1900s after a fire ravaged the entire city, known far and wide for its Art Nouveau architecture. Then we’ll head towards the fishing village of Kristiansund and stay with Knut’s nephew and his girlfriend for a little downtime, before we head back to Oslo over the Atlantic Road, Bluelisted by Lonely Planet as one of the “best destinations after a break-up.” It suggests “stare out at the fantastically wild waves… muse over the notorious history of this coast (Hustadvika): ships have been sinking here since the Middle Ages… cross no fewer than 12 bridges over less troubled waters.”

See you all again next week! If I managed not to jump into the Atlantic Ocean. :-)

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8 Responses to “in transit: the norwegian roadtrip”


  1. 1 Fendi July 31, 2007 at 1:02 am

    hey honey! You have been roading much lately! Let’s get hit in Manila! ;)
    Kiss
    Fendi

  2. 2 Lyka Bergen July 31, 2007 at 7:19 am

    Wow! I dont wanna live there.

  3. 3 kevin August 1, 2007 at 9:29 am

    You are back on the road?!

    You have a great time and i hope to see many more pics of you in Norway on your return.

    Have a great week Mark,
    Kev in NZ

  4. 4 pepe M. August 4, 2007 at 3:34 am

    wow, wat a life man!
    hilahin mo naman ako dyan :)

  5. 5 chase August 4, 2007 at 3:40 am

    WOw travelling galore. I am still in Norway btw since my lawyer manage to fix it and now waiting for the answer from the board of appeals

  6. 6 Richard Lionheart August 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Haha! I hope makarating din ako sa mga lugar na iyan.. Hehe :) Nice Pics kuya…

    Sana maka adventure kita dito sa Pilipinas muna.. After graduation na ang ibang bansa…

  7. 7 Mark August 4, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Fendi! I know! But too bad we’d be in Manila at different dates. :( Someday…

    Hehehe, Lyka Bergen!

    Good thing I have another week to just rest at home, Kev. It was a nice trip all in all.

    You’re living quite the jetsetter life yourself, Pepe.

    Oh dear, I really hope that turns out to your advantage. Let’s hope for the best, Chase. Hugs!

    Welcome Richard Lionheart (what a mighty name!), I’m sure you’d go places too someday. That’s one thing I didn’t get to do, explore more of the Philippines before I ventured out into other worlds… Maybe someday, I’d get to see the Philippines in a totally different perspective.

  8. 8 RennyBA August 5, 2007 at 1:17 am

    What a lovely round trip you’ve had and its just great to see my own country through your eyes – lovely pics and great places.

    From my blog, you know I’ve been most all of them and of course Trollstigen is the most spectacular I think.

    Btw: I need you to vote for me – Please :-)


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