Summer has come to an end and winter is settling in, holidays are over and we are back to being university students. While the weekdays are spent in lectures or in the library, we headed out for a fun day on Sunday (to reduce our chances of going loopy… or becoming less loopy…)
This is perhaps one of the hardest things about coming home from any holiday – the holiday blues! When it’s all over, and you are heading back to work, school or even just to a big pile of washing thinking about how you wish you was still there.
1.Of Course the beauty and nature
Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on this earth, and this alone should be a reason to visit Norway! The country is encompassed with mountains, glaciers, and deep coastal fjords. The whole time we were in Norway all me and Cole kept saying was, ‘I cannot believe how beautiful this place is!’ It is honestly unbelievable, you can stand in any spot and be amazed.
Leaving the rain in Voss, we were heading towards Flam to continue our journey around Norway. We saw so many rainbows on the drive towards Flam due to the weather not making its mind up and thought we could go and find the pot of gold at the bottom, but Flam was calling!
With only a few days left of our trip around Norway, we had completed all of our planned hikes and had decided to head to Voss.
This hike is categorised as an expert level hike on visitnorway.com! Which I am not surprised at considering it was 22km long, with a 900-metre ascent, yes 900-metres! We had read online that it takes 10-12 hours to complete the hike and that you should not climb in bad conditions.
Preikestolen, or also known as the Pulpits Rock, is one of Norway’s most famous tourist attraction. The top of the hike is a square formation that hangs 604 metres above Lysefjord, offering a spectacular view of the majestic fjords. Unfortunately for us, due to the weather we did not get the chance to see the view, instead we were surrounded by a paper white mist! It was by far the busiest hike we had done whilst in Norway but this was expected.