On an early November morning I saw clear skies ahead and drove off for a fine day in Västra Götaland, to visit a megalithic site, and as it happen also some of the beautiful sites along the way.
This year has been really active so it’s time to gear down and take it slower and create good vibes at home ahead of the birth of our second child. Next year will be full of adventures if all goes well.
It’s soon time for us to leave Öland and head down to Southern Europe.
The forest nymph is not that much of a spectacular person.
Just as September was done we were ready to leave the west coast and head out to Öland. Where we plan to stay for a couple of months. It’s lovely here, but very very windy,
At last we went on that road trip up to Norway and the landscapes of fjords, rivers, waterfalls, mountains – like something out of a Lord of the Rings milieu. This time,
There are more megalithic sites in Europe than people are aware of, beside some of the famous ones like Stonehenge and Carnac, from Turkey’s Göbekli Tepe (okey, technically it’s in Asia, but some of the first European settlements were there in ancient times) and all the way from Bosnian megaliths up to the Swedish sites in the north.
As always we travel to places when they are out of season. This time we headed to Öland in late March and early April, and despite sunny days it was chilly and always windy.
This time of the year I always think of Norway and the summer ahead. Last year we traveled for three months but not in Norway, so this year will make up for it big time.
My woman and child to be. They are my everlasting realm of love, strength and inspiration. I’m so happy we get around and live actively. It’s not a question about money but about having the basics,
After many places, cities and countries visited I feel that I’m getting closer to realize where I want to live. So does my wife. At the moment we’re in Berlin and enjoying ourselves.
I’ve been to Sognefjell, Rondane and Jotunheimen but never over Hardanger. Once on Norwegian slow television they showed the seven hour train journey from Oslo to Bergen. After seeing that and even though in winter I did the trip,
Here’s another stave church from this years last roadtrip in Norway. It’s the Torpo stave church, located in Buskerud on a hillside overlooking the valley below. Beautiful surroundings as always and some extra for the autumn mood.
Some images of the valleys and stave churches I stopped by on the way. It really feels in your soul when you leave the high mountainside and drive more and more inte to the “flat lands”.
Interesting mix of ancient norse and then modern christian church architecture. Apparently there were about 1000 of them once upon a time. The Borgund stave church is the one best kept intact through time…
The best part was the passage over Sognefjell. Finally the sun shone through and the climax was unavoidable. I had the super pleasant sensation driving up the lingering roads, higher and higher. Here is a YouTube video on that.