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NorwayLofoten trip: Å to Stamsund

On 12 May 2002 from Stamsund, Norway , trackback

On Saturday 11 May we drove to Reine, the most scenic town of Norway, since it is between two fjords raising steeply up into the sky. We wanted to go hiking, but could not discover the trailhead, so instead we drove through a tunnel a couple of times. This one luckily did not leak, but on Friday we drove through a tunnel under the sea that was leaking everywhere. Luckily they were also repairing it, and because of that a truck was blocking one lane, but there were no traffic lights, and upcoming traffic was almost impossible to see in the dark tunnel. Luckily there was no upcoming traffic, so we managed to get through, but it was not worth the 8,50 euro toll with these conditions. The bridges also deserve some attention. Most bridges have only space for one car, and it is impossible to see other cars driving up the bridge from the other side (no traffic lights of course), because the slopes are so steep, so in the middle there is space to pass upcoming traffic that you can only see when you are in the middle. Pretty cool. The driving was actually one of the best parts of the trip, the roads are well maintained and the views are really awesome. In the afternoon we had lunch at a small lake and spent some more time on the white sandy beach at Ramberg. In the evening we checked into a rorbu in Stamsund. We tried to find a bar in the evening, but could not find one. However, we were walking around town at 0.30 and it was still dusk, so weird.

 

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