Next stop: Jotunheimen National Park! A new chapter in the Norwegian mountains. But not without an unexpected detour first.
After avoiding countless sheep just chillin’ on the road and some cows blissfully unaware of what a ‘car’ or ‘road’ is, I arrived at a parking spot without grilled hamburgers or kebab. It was located near one of the countless raging waterways in the area. Not long after arriving there, a German van pulled up next to mine and we ended up hanging out the whole evening. The next morning was quite relaxed and during breakfast we discussed walking down the river, so that’s what we just did.
We hiked down the steep slope from the parking lot to get to the water, and from there we followed the river, not on a path. No no, climbing over boulders, over and under fallen trees is the way you follow a river in Norway. Eventually we did reach signs of civilization, namely a bridge that stretched right over the biggest drop of a waterfall. The rocks had truly amazing shapes that makes you think in awe of the time and energy that it took to create those shapes.
We were blessed with a path after that so we followed that and found more and more beautiful spots everywhere.