As I discussed previously, one of the great resources I found in my Norway research was the Norway's Tourist Routes website which had a list of all the great drives in the country. Sognefjellet really stood out, not just for the gorgeous scenery, but also that it's Northern Europe's highest mountain pass road. Fun right? So after a crazy drive on the Gamle Strynefjellsvegan we circled around and hit the Sognefjellet Route and a great mountain sunset.
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Without a doubt, the highlight of my Norway trip was driving some of the tourist routes. Norway has a set of routes that are pretty much the cream-of-the-crop in the country as far as beauty or historical significance. Thankfully I realized the potential of them early on in the researching process, as every one had unbelievable scenery.
Two things you realize when you drive around Norway is there are lots of mountain passes and there are lots of fjords. Both of which seem to slow down any sort of fast pace you have going! The good thing is Norway's fjords are absolutely breathtaking and on calm days look like a giant blue mirror reflecting every above.
Everyone that travels with me knows how much I love glaciers! Ever since I first started visiting them in 2009 on my Switzerland trip I make it a point to go places that have awesome glaciers to explore and photograph [ie: Iceland, Alaska, New Zealand]. Norway has a great number of them being so high up near the Arctic Circle, so of course that was the main reason for going there. This time around we highlighted the Nigardsbreen Glacier which is a very easily accessible piece of ice, and also one that hasn't receded as much. Unfortunately in the last few decades many of Norway's easy to get to glaciers have receded up the mountains, so they're beautiful to see way up there, but you can't actually go exploring all that easily.