Runde was something that sprang up at the very last moment. As beautiful as Alesund is, you do not need 3 days to visit it. So, after having had a lovely day in Alesund, we were looking for an alternative to going to the Geirangerfjord, whose webcams still showed that you couldn’t see much further than your could extend your arms.
Runde is a remote island, that is best known amongst ornithologists as it features a large amount of various birds. In particular it is home to a lot of puffin, which we wanted to see. Continue reading



So here are the follow ups on our last two stops in Norway. I guess better late than never, eh?

We had been following the weather forecast for Alesund and Geiranger, our next stop, in Bergen. The longer we looked the worse it got: First it was cloudy, then it was rainy, then the temperature dropped, then the visibility sank to pretty much nothing. In  the end we decided to skip the Geirangerfjord, simply because there’s not much point in visiting the fjord if you can’t see the fjord. Continue reading


Throughout our trip in Norway there was one statement we heard over and over again, when refering to Bergen: It is the rainiest city in Norway and supposedly even in Europe. The more surprising it was for us, that we spent 3 nights there and saw almost no rain, missing out on this “typical Bergen experience”. I can’t say we were all that sad about it. Continue reading


We started our expedition into the Lysefjord  in a very bad mood, after barely 4 hours of sleep, at 4 am, not much could have cheered us up. It didn’t help that we reached the bus stop just in time to see our bus leave without us about 10 minutes earlier than anticipated.  The morning had just turned from bad to worse.  Fortunately, it stopped getting worse roughly 5minutes later when we realised that we had missed a bus, but our bus was actually leaving right on time from the opposite side of the road and we got to the airport in time.

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From the Naeroy fjord we continued on to  Eidfjord, a smallish village at the end of the rather large Hardangerfjord. Here, spring clearly has arrived. The trees have leafed and the fields are green. We set up our tent next to the shimmering water directly at the border of the fjord and with a great view of the snow covered mountains on the opposite side. Continue reading


With a lot of enthusiasm and wrong assumptions my sister and I planned our trip this year. We chose Norway, thinking that by the 1st of May spring surely would’ve arrived in Norway as well.
As we were to find out, this was quite wrong. Continue reading