Backpackers Far away
Annika & Manuel

Autumn road trip

Day 1-4 
We reached the Nigardsbreen glacier via the longest tunnel in Europe, the Lærdalstunnel (25 km). Afterwards we drove to Jotunheimen, where unfortunately we had too much fog to do a decent hike. So we went to Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park to look for the last free-ranging musk oxen in Europe. There are around 300 animals left in Europe... 

Day 5-7 
After Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park, our little adventure took us on a steep but quite pleasant hike to the Troll Church. A waterfall in the middle of a small cave -spectacular! Afterwards, relaxing was on the agenda and so we enjoyed the beautiful beach of Grotlesanden (many thanks to Nordlandblog for the good tip!), before we took a detour to the Kannesteinen and then a steep hike to the Hornelen... 

 

Day 8-10 
We continued to the colourful facades of the narrow wooden houses in Bergen/Bryggen, which have been restored after a large fire and their construction adapted to the earlier houses. The next day we passed beautiful waterfalls (Steinsdalsfossen) to our next highlight - The Trolltunga (Troll Tongue). At 5am, this 14km hike took us to the incredible 10-metre rocky outcrop. In 10 days we experienced a lot and must conclude that COVID-19 was our great luck, because we were almost alone on all our activities.