We have spent night in camping with this cute Norwegian house as neighbour. The mountains were covered with clouds.
According to roadbook, today we shall see the Trollstigen –The Road Of The Trolls. This is the one of the most visited places in Norway. And also the one of the most beautiful places, as we realize sooner.
On the road we have moved along the miraculous lake, which was decorated with forest and mountain.
The sky are actually admiring with their reflection in water.
According to sayings of our legendary Simon, the trolls are the basic part of the Scandinavia believing. They are living in mountains. Firstly they were gigantic, non-complicated and very strong. They were able to cause a lot of trouble to Mankind, like angry yeti or even the rocky golem.
But after the arrival of the Christianity trolls become nothing more than little hooligans.
This photo shows what have they become now:
Little height, long hands with lap-covering palms and bog ears – that is what they have become (Evolution is a very smart joker, like her friend – Destiny).
The green transparent water is flowing down from the mountains. We are approaching to the gorge Trollstigen. The road is curling on the mountain slope. The height margin error is one kilometer. From above you can see the tight gutter of the valley in the sharp and steep slopes. Somewhere in the middle of the lift we have stopped near the waterfall.
One question is remains unsolved: “How do these big buses manage to overcome this road?”
The gorge is filled with tourists. What is topical, that we didn’t meet not a single motorcyclist or the bicyclist from the Ukraine in Norway, only Italians, Swedes and Austrians.
The gorge himself is building up and there are a lot of kiosks with souvenirs. There is a fenced viewing platform above the abyss.
There is a flat road leading to valley is stand after the gorge. There are the waterfalls and stormy streams flowing in the blue lakes. There is a snow on the tops of the mountains.
There are the resting houses, little hotels for silence and clear mountain air lovers.
The water in the mountain rives is transparent and pure. According to the information shields there are the salmons.
It should be cool to moving through mountain on the retro-cabriolet.
People in the valley grow and sell the strawberry. This automobile has the same color. Our way was leading through the another ferry.
The Norwegian ferries are performing the bigger part of functions of the automobile and rail roads.
This ferry duration was not too long so we are moving along the lakes again.
There is an original place for picnic on the roadside – the table made by trolls from the solid piece of rock and surrounded by wooden and rocky benches.
This is the Sogne-Fjord or the one of its spurs. It is the most beautiful of all fjords, according to sayings of the travelers.
The ship is moving out of the berth.
The way is near the steep mounts with water streams, which flying down from the 200 meters height.
The giant ferry is looks like just the toy ship surrounded by this fabulous tectonic formations.
That is how we remember the Norway – the old houses on the coast of the fjord, sky-blue lakes, strawberry and the purple flowers on the sideroad.
The deep rivers are carrying the streams of water back to Atlantic, take back everything that clouds carried on their powerful shoulders.
To be continued…
Table of Contents: Raid Paris – North Cape 2010 Daily Reports
- 3 July. Paris. The beginning of The Raid
- 3 July. The beginning of The Raid. Part Two
- 4 July. Denmark. Copenhagen
- 4 July. Denmark. Ferry on Svedish side
- 5 July. Sveden. Hamlet and the people
- 6 July. Sveden. Stockholm
- 6 July. Scansen
- 7 July. Helsinki
- 8 July. One hundred thousand of lakes
- 9 July. Finnish lifestyle
- 10 July. Finland. Passing the night on nature
- 11 July. Silent people
- 11 July. Rukka resort
- 12 July. Trip through the natural reserve
- 13 July. Finland
- 14 July. Finland. Further to the North
- 15 July. Norway. Hemningberg
- 16 July. On the place. North Cape
- 16 July. Mageroya
- 17-18 July. Trip to the Soroya Island
- 19-20 July. Tromso
- 21 July. Lofoten Islands
- 22-23 July. Norway. Hobbits and foxes
- 24-25 July. Sveden. Deers and camping
- 26 July. Norway. Trondheim
- 27 July. Norway. Trollstigen
- 28 July. Norway. Bergen
- 29 July. Return
- 30 July. Holland
- 31 July. France. Ending of The Raid
- Paris – North Cape 2010. Results