The Besseggen Hike is Norway’s Best Hike – For Advanced Hikers

The Besseggen Hike in Jotunheimen National Park is often called one of the best hikes in Norway. Naturally, with a claim like that we knew we would have to check out the roughly 14 kilometer (~9 mile) one-way hike during our visit.

After completing it, we can certainly see why that claim is likely true, as the beauty of the Besseggen Trail really is unrivaled. That said, it is also one of the hardest hikes we've ever been on, taking well over seven hours to complete, and with a bit of rain became technically challenging well beyond what we would have originally hoped for.

So reserve a slot on the Gjende ferry, make sure you are wearing the right gear for the elements, and get ready for one of the best (and most intense) hikes out there!

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Bro Review – A Lovely Prix Fixe Experience in Alesund

After road-tripping around Norway in some very remote places, often cooking our own meals, we arrived in the town of Alesund excited to eat at some proper restaurants. Highest on our list to try was the fine dining restaurant Bro (Norwegian for “bridge”). This spot was recommended to us by a Norwegian couple we met at Aegir Brewery in Flam (thank you guys!), and it was the most delicious, creative meal we had on our entire trip.

So if you're looking for a prix fixe dining experience with delicious wine pairings to match, Bro most certainly needs to be on your radar.

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Tips and Advice for Driving in Norway’s Western Fjords

Before heading to Norway, we were concerned about what the driving conditions would be like. We knew that the country was home to many mountain passes and windy, twisty roads on the fjords, but to be honest we didn't quite know what to expect.

Thankfully, driving in Norway is a breeze, and we had a relatively easy time exploring the western fjords in and around Bergen on our two week trip.

That said, there are still numerous considerations that you should keep in mind to ensure you have the best time possible!

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Pros and Cons of Traveling Norway by Car, RV, and Cruise

So, you've decided you want to visit Norway and explore the gorgeous Scandinavian country.

How are you going to do it?

Norway is an interesting country if only because there are so many ways to get around, be it by car, camper van, or even a cruise ship, and each has its own pros and cons associated.

So in this one, we thought we'd break down these popular transportation options and share some insights of what you will expect with each in Norway!

Note: Another option we are not discussing in this post is traveling by bus. While it is certainly possible to visit many major cities and even small fjord towns by bus, your options to get out and explore from there are limited significantly without access to a personal vehicle or organized day tour. Some destinations are far better for this than others, but we personally would not recommend it.

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