Camping Due North, Day 14
Trip Start Jun 04, 2006
252Trip End Sep 04, 2007
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We started driving to Riksgränsen which was the last city or town in Sweden before entering Norway. We decided to stock up on food as it was going to be rather expensive in Norway, even more expensive than Sweden! 2 tins of Ravioli and lot of bread and spread later, we got back on the road and soon entered Norway. The border crossing was pretty much like the one in Finland. The scenery however, was absolutely magnificent. We both felt that this was the best road we had been driving on, so far. We stopped in Narvik to ask about a tourist road along the coat and we found one.
In my opinion if Sweden is the land of lakes and pine trees and forests, Norway is the land of Fjords and mountains. The view was totally and utterly out of this world and something that words cannot describe. The gigantic mountains around us as we drove around and through them, through the tunnels. The length of these tunnels varied from less than a km to over 8 kms. The fjords were so elegant and their reflection in the dark waters of the lakes and the ocean was quite something. In a way it was Milford Sound all over again for me.
We drove to Fauske that night, which involved taking a ferry. We camped that night after a long time of searching for a decent campsite.