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Now I am back in Norway and the travelling is on the minimum, but for once I can explore Norway a bit more. It is nice to check out your home place for a little bit. So the first place I went was Bergen! I have a friend there studying and she had room for me for a weekend. So why not!

Bergen is beautiful, when it is not raining. And incredible enough it was not raining once while I were there! Just sun and beautiful snow. We went up Fløien, saw the christmas lights, went out on town, saw the gingerbread house town and saw a theater play. What a dream trip. So now you can have a peak at it:

Up to the top of Besseggen, Part 2

Last time I stopped when we arrived at Bessvatnet for a rest. This time the trip go on. Next part is to climb the part of the mountain called Bandet. This is the steepest part of the trip, were it´s not a walk anymore. But, mountain climbing. I find this very fun, have always liked to climb, its like a pussle finding the right way to climb. My mom on the other side didn´t find it that easy.

After this climb it has a little bit more hills, but no more climbing. Except a few hills at the end of the trip.

When we arrived a Veslfjell we found out that everyone that started at the same time as me and my mom now had managed to walk past us and we were all alone. The funny part with Norwegian mountains is that when you first reach the top, you soon find out that it is nothing there. The top of Norwegian mountains is the closest to a desert you can find in Norway. The only thing around is stone and moss, little life of anything.

One of the most famous part of Besseggen is a little bit of the mountain that stick out over the water. You can go out on that one and get a amazing view. A must see, if your not really afraid of hights ofcourse.

The last half on the way home I have to admit was not that fun. I was tired and cold after using 12 hours walking a tour that was suppose to take 8 hours. Not what I was expecting. We came back when the sun went down and gave us a definite end of the day.

I was supprised to see that our bags was lying and waiting for us still at the docks. All alone since everyone else already had collected theirs. We decided to drive home that night, needed a proper bed. But  soon found out that the minibus down to the car had stoped driving.

Thank God the nice shop owner said he was driving down anyway and would drive us down to the car, so we didn´t have to walk all the way down to the car again. Some people is just to good to be through.

It was a amazing trip that really is a good way to see some of the beautiful Norway. Absolutely a must do if you ever visit Norway, I wanr to do it again.

Up to the top of Besseggen part 1

Then the day of climbing finally arrived. We woke up  at half past 6 in the morning and went right down for some good breakfast. You also got small bags to make some sandwiches to bring on the walk.

Then we went down to the docks were you can leave your big bags. And then the boat will drive them over to Gjendesheim dock, where you can go and get them when you arrive on the other side.

We managed to be all done for 9 o´clock and started the long walk. Uselly it takes 6 – 8 hours to walk the whole way. You also have the possibility to climb a lot of other mountains round Besseggen if you want to stay for a couple of extra days.

When you walk Besseggen it is very important to follow the path and look after the big red T´s. Not only because it it very dangerous to get lost in the mountains, but also because you can destroy a lot of endangered vegetation.

Its a long trip and it so much beautiful things I want to show you. So day 3 is divided in two. This time I end it at Bessvatnet, we took a break here. The water is very clean and cold, so its a nice place to chill down and refill your water bottle. One thing that is really important is to use sun cream, because you are closer to the sun and its no shadows anywhere it is really easy to get sun burned.

To be continued.

Up and away

And then the day was here. I was the one driving to Besseggen and I have to admit it was a bit difficult for the GPS, since we didn’t really have a specific address. So we had to go in for a address close by and find the way from there. But we did make it.

Then we took a minibus in to Gjendesheim where we had to wait for the next boat. Then we took the boat over to Memurubu. Here you can put up a tent for free or as me and my mom did stay at the lovely hotel there.

We had a lovely dinner in real norwegian stile and a very cute room with a lovely view. A good start. We had a early night so we would be able to get up early the next day.

Before Besseggen

For a year now my mom and I have talked about taking a trip to one of the famous mountain walks in Norway, Besseggen. We really wanted to take a mother daughter trip in the fresh air. Finally, summer 2010 we managed to arrange a trip like this.

First it´s a lot of planning, how to get there, what to bring, when the boat leave, where to stay and so on. Most of it is easy to find online. I am talking about in todays video. Yes, this time it´s the writer, filmer and editor that are the host as well. A bit of multitasking there. It is not much else to say about today. Next time the trip start for real, this time is more of a intro.

The Roadtrip

Hello again. I have now moved away from London and this time I will bring you on my first ever road trip all by myself with Dave. We travelled from Oslo to Vaasa in Finland in my grandmothers tiny car. A awful car to drive, but we ended up loving it ❤

We started as early in the morning as we cud and drove from my house in Oslo. Since I was the only one with license I had to drive all the way. It was sunny and beautiful and we got our GPS that showed us the way to Sweden. Our first stop was by a beautiful lake out in nowhere. The GPS had led us out on a dirt road in the middle of the forest and here we stopped by the lake to enjoy the view. After a little rest we drove away from the silent and stress free forest and out on the motor way.

The next stop was at a McDonalds in Karlstad, on the border between Norway and Sweden. It is always difficult to go of track with a GPS so it tock us a while to figure out how to get to the McDonalds, but in the end we got our burger and the car had a chance to cool down a little bit. Poor old thing.

After filling up with gas we realist that we would end up coming very late to Stockholm if we didn´t move alone fast. So it was no more breaks before we arrived in Stockholm. We slept in a tent in the garden of a Swedish friend of Dave. She was really nice and the weather was good enough to sleep outside with no problems. A nice night sleep absolutely. But then again I was so tired after all that driving that I cud have fallen a sleep anywhere by then.