We’ve getting up early on this bright morning – an other long distance ride was awaiting us. But at least it was an exciting one, cause we will pass two of the top Tourist attraction – Geiranger Fjord and Trollstigen.
At Geiranger we’ve started our last lap before Julian will take the plane at Trondheim’s airport Værnes on Friday afternoon. After buying some food and getting a new load of petrol for the bus, we’ve taken some minutes to watch the big cruise boats anchored in front of the village In the narrow Fjord. It’s quite impressive to see such big ships only a few dozens of meters off shore.
During high season there are three to four thousands extra visitors per ship in the village. So this day there have anchored three big liners, what means approximately up to ten thousands, plus all folks of white camper vans and other tourists – just really, really crowded. Most of them
doing excursions to the local view points Dalsnibba and Ørne Svinge by coaches before they go back to the ship and it will leave late afternoon.
In Linge we’ve followed the 63 till Trollstigen. Half a way to Trollstigen, we’ve dropped in an other touristic attraction a river canyon with glacial mills and impressive waterfalls – also heavy crowded as Geiranger and the roads up here, but very nice.
At Trollstigen it was finally as crowded as Geiranger, but since my last passing, they’ve built a huge visitor center with a very cool viewing platform, that’s allowed you an impressive view on the Trollstigen pass street – Julian and I visited the platform, as Bettina has preferred to stay in the bus to read her book.
After all that sightseeing attractions, we’ve had still over 230 km to drive – so we’ve done it by accelerate our average speed and only very few brakes. The goal was to find a last nice place lake side and less than hundred kilometers away of Trondheim – we’ve succeed!
It has taken a while, but at least we’ve found a very cool place between two lakes, where we were able to swim an lightning a fire as well. As it was guite a warm night Julian and I sat very long a side the fire and discussing about life.