Friday, July 27, 2012

Tourist in Norway (Part One)

Camping In Norway

Troll Valley In Norefjell
My children and I took off on a 5 day road trip to explore some of Norway. My son who was visiting us from Denver Colorado wanted to see more Viking History, old Stave Churches and the Fjords. We packed up the car and the 4 of us headed up into the mountains. We called ourselves the Stave Church Hunters. In our pockets were plenty of coins, we had cooking equipment, our cooler was full of food and we had warm clothes…lots of warm clothes. If you are a tourist in Norway; coins, cooking equipment, cooler and warm clothes are important. That is if you are not rich, and have a gold card that lets you into hotels and eating establishments. 

Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world to be a tourist in. For 60 dollars you get a little cabin with electricity, 2 bunk beds, a cooking plate and a fridge. You can walk to the shower and share it with others for 2 dollars of five minutes warm water. While you are on the road do not stop at the rest stops! They are free, but you might as well put your butt in a whole in the ground. Coins come once again handy because it costs around a dollar to use public restrooms. If you stop to eat a simple meal with a soda it will cost you around 30 dollars. I am talking hamburger and fries here. Museums, ferries, even churches have a large entrance fee. You got the point, so enough money talk. 

The scenery in Norway is beautiful, the history of Norwegian landscape breathtaking. Here is some of what saw, more of our adventures later. It was not always easy being a mom on a road trip, but it was a lot of fun! Have a great week-end!

Stave Church from 1100


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that is expensive! But looks like it was money well spent to share the scenery of your country with your kids.

D.G. Hudson said...

Norway looks intriguing and interesting, but not on my radar anytime soon.

Liked the photos, thanks for sharing.

Just a note, our galleries an museums in Vancouver, BC, Canada also charge more than the Louvre - what's up with that? (you certainly get more for your money at the Louvre).

Melissa Bradley said...

Wow! Charging to use the restroom and shower water? Here in the States we would rebel at that. But, the scenery looks more than worth the price, how breathtaking. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I would be packing a lot of lunches.

The church and scenery are beautiful.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, I love that waterfall. What gorgeous scenery! I'm looking forward to reading more about your trip.

Hope you have a great weekend as well. :)

shelly said...

Certain parts of Israel do the same. Pay for the potty. Pay for 2 pieces of toity paper. Very expensive.

I'm glad you all had fun.


Michael Di Gesu said...

The scenery IS beautiful, Sis. I guess I will need to save a small fortune to visit next summer, eh?

What wonderful memories of special times with your family.

If you get a chance drop by my blog, I posted pics of my last design job. MAJOR before and afters. I think you'll enjoy them.

Hope all is well.


michelle said...

A 5-day road trip? Sounds awesome (besides the expense factor, of course...). Wow, some really gorgeous scenery!

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