Our Epic Road Trip in Norway

With the current corona situation going on, we decided to travel at home this year, and fortunately, Norway is one helluva country to explore with its winding country roads among fjords, mountains, and waterfalls. We have previously traveled to Lofoten by plane, and we have jumped on a train to Flåm and Bergen. This summer, we decided to take the car and go from Oslo to Ålesund and the Atlantic Ocean Road on the west coast via the spectacular Geirangerfjord. When planning the trip, we put together a route with places we wanted to see using Google’s My Maps and it turned out to be a really good one. In this post, I will give you all the details from our trip and you can also see the map with our route at the bottom of this page.

Day 1 – Lillehammer, and Lom (347 km)

Storgata in Lillehammer.

Eastern Norway (Østlandet) is not as spectacular as western Norway (Vestlandet) which is a region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway, boasting the spectacular fjord and mountain scenery that Norway is so famous for. With that said, it doesn’t mean that eastern Norway is not beautiful — you will pass several gorgeous valleys such as Gudbrandsdalen, home to the well-known winter Olympic city of Lillehammer.

After a two and a half-hour drive from Oslo, we stopped in Lillehammer for some lunch at the main street, Storgata, with small old wooden houses. Since we have visited Lillehammer before, we continued after the lunch to Lom two hours away to set up a tent at Lom camping situated by a beautiful river behind Lom Stavkirke, an impressive stave church which dates back to 1158-59.

Our Stay at Aava Resort & Spa Situated at Nadan Beach in Khanom

Howdy! It’s been almost a year since I last updated my blog due to lack of material. But recently, when reading a post about the town of Khanom in Nakhon Si Thammarat, I realized that I have forgotten to write about our stay last year at Aava Resort & Spa situated at the beautiful Nadan Beach. And since Thailand is slowly opening up again as new coronavirus cases slow, I thought some people might be interested in new, quieter locations.

With This Post, My Blog Will Be Put on Ice for Quite a While

After blogging every week for some years now, my writing streak has come to an end. The reason is simply lack of material, and next year we will probably not go to Thailand for several reasons — one being that we want my wife’s family to come to visit us in Norway. And that should be pretty interesting considering they have never been outside Thailand.

I want to finish by saying thank you to those who have been reading my blog. And whenever we’re going back to Thailand, I will for sure start posting again. Below is my last material from our previous trip, and my last post in quite a while.

Phuket’s Nui Beach – A Paradise for Pose Loving People

Nui Beach, also known as Water Beach Club, is one of those secluded paradise beaches with barely any people on it. With its remote and hard-to-reach location, few people know about it. However, there is a new attraction that may make this beach more popular; I’m talking about a playground for pose loving people with a couple of swings, nests, etc. — probably inspired by those in Bali.

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Ao Luek in Krabi

Ao Luek is a lesser-known district in the northern part of Krabi province which has gained popularity the last year thanks to a newly built pagoda standing 109 meters tall. But visiting Ao Luek only for a temple would be a shame because this area including Than Bok Khorani National Park is offering so much more. Below I’m giving you six reasons to visit Ao Luek, including the stunning Pagoda.

1. This golden pagoda at Wat Bang Thong

The Spectacular Aonang Fiore Resort in Krabi That Lets You Be One With Nature

Aonang Fiore Resort is a relatively new hotel, completely surrounded by nature 10 minutes away from Ao Nang Beach in Krabi. The resort has 79 bungalows and rooms nestled on a hillside overlooking the lush greenery and breathtaking limestone mountains, making you feel one with nature. There is also a flower-filled park and organic garden in harmony with the environment perfect for a stroll. The hotel offers golf carts to take you up and down your room, which you will need depending on how high up you’re staying. The higher up, the better the view.