Exactly one year ago today I left Norway for the last time. It sounds better than it actually is because other than a drive from Oslo Airport to the Swedish town of Höljes there was not much of Norway to this trip, but at least I got a glance of Norway in the winter. Just driving through the landscape made me realize that I truly need to go back there someday soon and so I’m seriously considering heading back next summer. I loved the summer vacation I spent here back in 2015 and have been wanting to go back ever since. Here are my five reasons why I can’t wait to head back to Norway!
1. Nature at its best
Even though I only saw a small part of Norway, roughly the area between Bergen and Geilo, it was some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever encountered. Not just the fjords (how can you not love the fjords?) but also the high mountain roads that were still surrounded by heaps of snow and the amazing viewpoints along the way. Norway’s fjords are among the best in the world and will definitely leave you speechless, like they did with me.
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As my summer trip to Norway was still relatively early in the summer, I was kind of limited on the walks that were possible as many were still covered in a thick pack of snow. Some of the hikes that I’d really love to do one day are Trolltunga and Preikestolen. I’m sure you will know the views when you Google them! Plus there are so many multi-day hikes I’d love to do in any of the national parks and beyond. Norway is definitely one of the best places in the world for hiking if you ask me!
3. Enjoy winter in Norway
Another thing I’d love to experience one day is a proper trip to Norway in winter time. The ski slopes will be way less crowded than what I’m used to from my skiing trips to France and Austria plus there will be plenty of amazing other outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing and hopefully also spotting the Northern Lights.
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4. The Lofoten Islands
If there’s one place I could travel to in Norway right now it would be the Lofoten Islands. They seem to get increasingly popular over the past couple of years and I can totally see why. I see so many awesome pictures pop up on Instagram each time and would love to head over before it becomes too much of a tourist destination.
5. Road tripping
Even though I usually travel far away over the summer I realized that farther is not necessarily better and that a roadtrip to Norway would be such an amazing thing to do next summer. I’d love to drive the Atlantic Way and maybe head up all the way to the North Cape. I still remember seeing that on MTV’s The Trip many years ago and ever since I wanted to visit that place, even though I heard it tends to be quit disappointing because of the weather that can be quite rough as well as the herds of tourists who are there. Yet it’s one of those places I think I really want to see in life one day!
Would you like to visit Norway? If yes, which of the above would appeal to you most?
Want to read more about my past Norway blogs? You may enjoy the following posts too:
– Hiking in Aurlandsdalen: Norway’s Grand Canyon
– Hiking to Rimstigen, the forgotten hike in Nærøyfjord
– The most amazing viewpoints in Fjord Norway
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