Adventures in the land of the Trolls
Weekend adventures in Rauma and Møre og Romsdal included several train rides (I finally saw moose!!!), buses, sightseeing, rowing, hiking and camping in the rain.
The views from Trollstigen are really gorgeous and it’s quite thrilling going up the narrow congested road. However, be warned: Trollstigen is massively touristy and you might be elbowing others out of the way to get your selfie in (or admire the view).
I’ll take this opportunity to point out that during the 12hrs of nearly constant rain the tent flooded and had to be bailed out. After some adjustments to the tent and groundsheet things leaked a little less. I was feeling quite grumpy the next morning when I woke to soggy everything, grey skies and a balmy 11°C. My bad mood didn’t last too long as the sun made brief appearances and my surroundings were really gorgeous. Borrowing a row boat to explore a nearby island (and annoy some seagulls) also helped to cheer me up a bit!
Troll references: Trollstigen, Trolltindan, Trollveggen and an obligatory touristy photo of me with a troll: