If you follow me on Instagram you might already know that I’m in Norway right now. If not then now you know.
In an early morning on the 28th of June, we left our house to drive to a small town in Norway called Hammerfest. At 6 am we were driving through Riga, the capital of Latvia, and at 10 am we had already reached Tallinn, the capital of Estonia where we would get on a ferry that would take us to Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It took us some time until we actually found where we had to be to get on the ferry, but at 11:30 am we checked in and got on. The ferry left the port at 12:30 pm and it took us 3.5 hours to get to Helsinki.
On the ferry, we mostly just walked around, got some coffee or snacks and then decided to buy some cards so we could play them. The last hour or so we spent on the top deck looking at the sea and relaxing.
At 4 pm we reached Helsinki. From there the longest and furthest drive started. We were driving all the way through Finland because Hammerfest is all the way up North in Norway. We continued driving only stopping a couple of time to go to the bathroom. By 10 am on the 29th of June we had reached our destination – our cousin’s house in Hammerfest.
Now, two weeks later, we are enjoying every day here. We are climbing mountains almost every single day, living in our cousin’s summer house and I even went on a fishing trip with a boat one day, but we only caught four small fishes, but that’s alright because the views we saw were worth it.
We have also been following a tourist map that has points in ten different, beautiful locations in the mountains. At the location, there is a mailbox that has a book in it where everyone that goes there can sign and a thing to mark a card of locations so you know where you’ve been. In the time we’ve been here we have already been to six different locations and all of them have been wonderful.
I’m here until the end of August so I’ll probably give an update on how I’m doing here and at the end of the trip, I’ll definitely make a gallery with my favourite pictures from Norway.