A Road Trip from Bergen to Sandane

Quite a few months ago, I had the chance to go to Sandane, Norway.  Never heard of it?

Well, I hadn’t either before I was asked to accompany someone up that way on a work trip.  It boasts a population of around 2,000 people… which is strangely large compared to some of the places I have visited in Norway, and is situated about 3.5 hours north of Bergen.  I wasn’t sure why I was excited to head up to Sandane, but I can say I never turn down the opportunity to explore a new place in this beautiful country.

The road to Sandane, Norway

I recently had the chance to head north of Bergen nearly four hours to the small town of Sandane, Norway. The road trip up that way left me speechless.

I thought deep down I would get bored in Sandane.  Hell, I get bored in Oslo.  But I just knew that the road trip up to Sandane would keep me entertained and talking for days.  Little did I know that it would keep me dreaming of the place months later.

If these villages had more than 2,000 people I’d have more to say about them.  But they don’t… so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

Glacial lake on the road to Sandane, Norway
Sandane, Norway

The road to Sandane, Norway

The road to Sandane, Norway

The road to Sandane, Norway

Waterfall on the way to Sandane, Norway
The road to Sandane, Norway

Kids playing in Sandane, Norway

Sunset in Sandane, Norway

Sandane, Norway

A boat in Sandane, Norway

My dog, Jax, in Sandane, Norway

From glaciers to glacial runoff to fjords to lakes to mountains to sheep and goats crossing the road to waterfalls, I am still left pretty speechless by this Scandinavian country.

I recently had the chance to head north of Bergen nearly four hours to the small town of Sandane, Norway. The road trip up that way left me speechless.

What has been your favorite road trip?  Or what is your dream road trip?

Comments (52)

Incredible pictures! I especially like the one of the goats crossing the road like they own it. I hope to one day be able to explore Europe and enjoy it as much as you do.

For me, the best drive I have ever taken would be along the Seward Highway in Alaska. Easily one of the top drives in North America. Beauty every where you look.

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I sure hope you get to explore Europe in depth one day :) But shoot…Alaska is not a bad alternative! I still haven’t been there but can’t wait until the day that I do get up that way!

Beautiful photos! The one with the goats in the road is “so Norway”.. haha. Have several photos like that myself. Found your blog today through the 500$ competition, and I’m so happy I did! I’ll check back often! :)

Haha I agree…that one is so Norwegian! I have encountered that on several roadtrips while living here and it never ceases to give me a good laugh!

Glad you found my blog…will stop by yours :)

Love that little cottage with the lawn on the roof. And the greens are so vibrant. Beautiful.

It really is! It makes up for everything being white during the winter ;)

Gorgeous gorgeous! The one with the dock and the mountain in the background… that mountain doesn’t even look real. I’ll note this for my future Scandinavian road trip (after I win the German lotto) :)

haha these pictures are so deceiving as they are convincing people to travel here and don’t account for the prices here ;) hahah! but seriously, you should come up this way and we can take a road trip together (after i hit the norwegian lotto of course).

I love this post. I am so excited to get out and do more exploring around Norway. I really enjoy how you capture the colors and interesting scenes.

thanks so much amy! you will love the nature and scenery once spring comes. for now my favorite place is beside the heater in my apartment. sometimes i wish i skied ;)

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