|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|