On our way to Norway, we drove through France, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. Our first night on the road, we spent at a rest stop where we had dinner and slept for a few hours. Early in the morning, we set off towards Köln in Germany where our friend was waiting to show us around.
Hundreds of kilometres later, we found a camping close to the river in Köln, where we saw a beautiful sunset over one of the most impressive cathedrals in Europe. The next day we picked up our friend and went to Eltz Castle and to Geierlay, the longest suspension bridge in the country. I really, really loved visiting those places and I would definitely like to go back to explore more of Germany. That was our 3rd day on the road and we still had 9 hours left to arrive in Denmark and take the ferry towards Norway. So we basically spent our 4th day on the road. After arriving in Hirstshals, we still had a few hours left before taking the ferry towards Kristiansand in Norway, so we decided to go towards the sea and visit the beautiful lighthouse.
(On my previous blog post from last week I posted more photographs about our 2 week roadtrip around Norway, and I also explained what was it like to work only with the Fujifilm XT1. So I'll go ahead and continue with the roadtrip towards home).
It took us exactly one week to get from Reine (Lofoten Islands) to the Basque Country. On the way, we decided to stop by Stockholm, Berlin and Strasbourg. I really wanted to see the subway stations in Stockholm, I think they are probably some of the coolest in the world (I haven't checked the ones in Moscow, yet). I love how something as dark as a tube station can become an art gallery.
After Stockholm, we stopped in Berlin. It was my first time there and I really enjoyed it even though it was extremely hot. Visiting the Wall was very touching and all the historical vibe around the city was incredible. We only had one day in Berlin, but I would like to go back and wander at another time, probably in the fall or winter. After sleeping at a camping outside the city, we set off towards Strasboug, home of the European Parliament and one of the most beautiful old city centres I have ever seen.
Even though we spent hours and hours driving through European roads, I still believe it was worth it. Norway as our destination was spectacular but the journey on the road was really awesome, too.