As mentioned in the blog post from Åndalsnes & Valldal, my parents and I went on a road trip to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary a last weekend. During the trip, we also spent a day in Geiranger and another day in Tafjord. Here comes the photos from these scenic destinations.
We went to Geiranger on a completely sunny and clear day. Wearing a lace dress was kind of mandatory when going there, to say at least.
We drove from Valldal in the morning. It took us approximately 1h 30 min to get to Geiranger, and we made a couple of stops along the way, such as Ørnesvigen and Flydalsjuvet. We then strolled around in the very, very little village of Geiranger. We had dinner in the bay, and I had some chai latte in the coziest cafe of all; Olé Café. I’m sure their’s tons of activities in Geiranger that we didn’t do, such as kayaking, hiking, and fishing.
Going back to Valldal, we made a stop in Ørnesvingen that has got the whole view of the fjord, the mountains, and the village. I even took a shower in a waterfall coming down the mountain just by the road. So refreshing after a long day in the sun.
Before we headed back home, my mom and dad wanted to see Tafjord. I thought, why not? Never heard anything special about this place, but it was for sure stunning in its own way. Fairly hidden I must say. If I understood my dad correctly, this little village makes power to a lot of Norway.
The village is very isolated and (other than by boat) the only way into the valley is by road from the village of Sylte. The road is composed almost entirely of two tunnels through the very steep mountains along the edge of the Tafjorden.
The weather station in Tafjord holds several temperature records. The highest ever recorded temperature in January (17.9 °C) and November (21.8 °C) in Norway, 17.9 °C is also the highest temperature ever recorded in Scandinavia in January. Pretty cool. So if you want a warm place to be in Norway at winter, Tafjord is the place to be!