Norwegian Travels – Stops on Two National Tourist Routes & Innerdalen

After our week on the west coast of Norway this past summer, we headed home to Oslo. We drove along one of the National Tourist Routes that goes from Kårvåg (near Kristiansund) to Bud, which includes the tourist magnent The Atlantic Ocean Road. Next, we had a hike in a lovely valley (on an unseasonably hot day by Norwegian standards) called Innerdalen. Finally, we travelled and stopped along another of the National Tourist Routes, highway 27 in Rondane along the Blue Mountains from Folldal to Muen.

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View from the ferry to Kristiansund
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Looking towards Kristiansund from the ferry
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The sister ferry to ours, heading the other direction
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The Atllanterhavsvegen roadway from a stop at Eldhusøya
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Happy cows and a lighthouse at Askevågen
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A look at the pretty harbor and interestingly-shaped mountains at Askevågen
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An anemic glacier seen from Innerdalen
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A waterfall trickles down into Innerdalen
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Majestic mountains jut up from the valley of Innerdalen
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A view of the lake, Innerdalsvatna
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A little swimming hole had a number of little waterfalls…
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A wooden building with turf roof
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Looking down to the neighboring valley we began our hike from
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A hytte one can overnight in at Innerdalen
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Our first stop along Highway 27 in Rondane was at Strømbu, a rest area with tourist info and WC with a rooftop outlook towards the Blue Mountains
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Our second stop was at Sohlbergplassen, a viewpoint over Atnsjøen
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The view at Sohlbergplassen was lovely
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There was a series of waterfalls…
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….and a museum with old outbuildings that utilized the power of the falls

3 thoughts on “Norwegian Travels – Stops on Two National Tourist Routes & Innerdalen

  1. Wow, your photos look absolutely amazing and so does Norway – is there anything more beautiful than never ending mountain peaks to marvel at? Norway is such a beautiful place to explore, can’t believe I never made an effort to visit while living in Latvia. Thanks for sharing and safe travels 😀 Aiva

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