It was already light when we got up. Clouds were hanging low in the valley. They added a certain extra charm to the place that we were already so in love with. At some points the sunlight broke through the clouds, hitting the water below, granting the Lovatnet lake its special colour.
Norway in general is just a gorgeous country. But Loen, Loen is something else. And when we say Loen, we of course mean the area, filled with glaciers and the intensely blue Lovatnet. We were mesmerized by its beauty, and this is really just us convincing you to step in your car or an airplane and go to Norway!
We started this blog almost eight months ago. Since that moment, we’ve been sharing our travel stories and experiences with you, paired with photos you hopefully find as awesome as we do. But since this is also a ‘photography’ blog, we thought we’d share what kind of gear we use and why we use it.
We had just left Bergen behind us and were driving towards a new and supposedly stunning destination in Norway: the Nærøyfjord. Determined that this was going to be our first wildcamp adventure (of many) in Norway, we were jumping with joy on the way there. Though not everything turned out the way we would have wanted.
Since a couple of years my family goes on a little citytrip every year. With my family I mean my grandparents, my parents, my brother and me. This year was the second time Jacco came along with us. Last year we went to Steenvoorde, a little village in France close to the border with Belgium. This year we went to Maastricht, quite a big city in the South of the Netherlands. My grandfather had done some research and liked the looks of the city and my grandmother…. she loved the idea of going there because since I have a relationship with Jacco, she ADORES everything that is Dutch haha.
It was raining when we got there. Clouds hanging low, disguising the surrounding mountain tops. Slowly drifting through the sky. This concrete jungle stayed true to Norway, never letting go of the nature that is so defining for this country. Bergen, the second biggest city in Norway. Our ‘home’ for three days.
A lot of people ask us how it was: going on our first holiday together. We were together for almost a month, in a little tent, so we didn’t have a lot of opportunities to be on our own. We both thought it would be a nice idea to write a blog about it, because every couple who travels probably can relate to this. So let’s do a bit of Q&A!
When we think about Norway, we think of unspoiled nature, incredible mountains, lakes and, of course, waterfalls! Allow us to take you through a small part of our three and a half week roadtrip. We could have never imagined the impact that this country had on us. It is simply stunning!
‘Sur le pont d’Avingnon, on y danse on y danse. Sur le pont d’Avignon on y danse tous en rond’. You might recognize this song. It is a popular children’s song that dates back to the 15th century. And actually this song made the Pont d’Avignon the famous bridge that it is today. Music can do a lot! There is however more to Avignon than just this bridge. During our trip to France in 2016 we spent a day together in this fabulous city. Well I spent a day with my family and a week later I went back with Jacco. That says a lot right?!
As you might have already noticed, we went roadtripping through Norway for the past month. It took us quite some time to get to Norway. Nevertheless, one of the first things we did was hiking. The first hike we decided to do was Kjeragbolten; a very scenic and famous hike to a point where a huge boulder ‘hangs’ between two vertical mountain slopes. And we were vastly underprepared…