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The summer trip 2001 went to the land of the high mountains and the deep fjords, Norway.
As we all are from Gothenburg in Sweden just 280 km from the capital of Norway, Oslo, it felt natural to begin with the middle part of Norway this year. 

We took road E6 from Gothenburg and crossed the Norwegian border at Strömstad 130 km southeast Oslo. To avoid Oslo we took the Dröbakktunnelen, the new tunnel under the Oslofjord. 
Oslo is a really nice city though but we´d been there before and it was a +30 C hot day, not the best weather to do a city walk in leather cloths.

By taking the tunnel we passed Oslo´s Westside on E16 heading towards Hönefoss, our goal for the first day. We stayed at Utvika camping, right outside Hönefoss, in an 8-bed cabin.
A reasonably cheap and comfortable way of travel in Norway is to rent cabins. 
The prices for a cabin are 250-800 NOK according to size, facilities and comfort. 

There was no problem finding free cabins and we never had to unpack the tents. And we were really glad to have the cabin when it, later the first evening, started a terrible thunderstorm.

 The next day we´re taking road 7 to Gol and then road 52 to Hemsedal where we´re staying for lunch. Now the landscape changes as we enter the region famous for it´s ski resorts at wintertime and the mountains becomes higher and higher.

The goal for this evening is Laerdal and after passing a 26 km long tunnel we found a camping in Laerdal where we got a room for 180 NOK/pers incl. sheets, this is quite expensive but it was very comfortable. After a good meal in the camping´s restaurant we took the opportunity to do some climbing.


Day 3 starts with 6 km tunnel to Fodnes where there´s a 20 min ferry-trip and then an other tunnel. Now the really nice roads begins with lots of tunnels and curves close to the clear blue fjords. On numerous occasions we had to pull the brakes not to run into sheep or cows that was laying on the road.

After we´d done some repairing on a Trike we drove toward Olden and Loen where we found a nice camping where we rented a 4-bed cabin for 360 NOK.

Later that evening we´re stumbling into a pub and the pub owner recommended a visit at the glacier Kjenndalsbreen. He told us that it´s just as beautiful as the more famous Briksdalsbreen but not that many tourists knows about it.


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