For some, there’s nothing better than an organized itinerary for a big trip. But sometimes the ones you don’t plan too far in advance make for the best adventures, like our road trip through the fjords along Norway’s west coast. We arrived in Bergen with one goal—traverse Norway’s vast expanse of stirring landscapes to reach Trondheim in 8 days. Along the way we were greeted by stunningly empty countryside, towering mountains, and ice-cold waters. In Norway, there’s room to roam. We camped out each night, each surrounding landscape more awesome than the last. The experience served as a timely reminder that achieving contentment in daily life is simpler than we believe.
The journey begins—from Bergen to Trondheim, 1,500 kilometers through the western fjords of Norway.
Home for the week, a trusty Hilleberg two-man tent.
Norway is home to many stunning waterfalls, and the water tastes great, too.
We stop along the way to discover some ideal crags for climbing.
Lewis spots his route to the top in the afternoon sun.
Nearly there! The fear certainly makes your grip stronger.
Watching the sun rise from our camp in Besseggen.
A definite highlight among a trip full of highlights.
At 7am, I can't help but sit around and watch as the light bathes the fantastic view of the fjord.
The world awakens.
Another great camping spot, so good we stayed here for two nights. Not on purpose though, some miscalculations on the road and we ended up back where we started.
Worth it for the shower the day after though.
Hiking along the ridge of Memurubu. A brutal climb to begin with, but the views at the top more than satisfy. Traverse along the ridge and scale down some more steep terrain before taking a boat back.
Approaching the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in continental Europe.
Glacial water floods the valleys beneath the glacier as it slowly melts over time.
On the lookout for musk oxen in Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park. (We found three!)
No shortage of waterfalls in Norway.
On our way to the top of the iconic Trolltunga. It's a very popular hike, but for good reason.
Fascinated by natural patterns and color palettes formed in the rock faces.
The mountainous landscape around Trolltunga stretches far and wide.