Stavanger & Pulpit Rock

It was July, which means that there were few hours of darkness but luckily our adorable accommodation (like most houses within this unfortunate latitude are equipped with strong blinds so that 3AM sunrise doesn’t wake you up). I researched just about every page on Google about this hike. From snacks to bring, the difficulty of the hike, length of hike, needlessly to say I was a tad bit nervous. Disclaimer, at the time (eh who am I kidding, still today too), I wasn’t the greatest hiker or in the greatest shape of life and the four hours with a steady incline and difficulty of seven, scared me.

The Town of Trondheim | Chasing Krista | Trondheim Norway

The Town of Trondheim

Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city (behind Oslo and Bergen) and is the cultural hub in Trondelag (the central region of Norway). It rarely makes travelers’ bucket lists and I am not sure why. This picturesque fisherman’s village, splashed with reds, golds, and greens. Alongside mountainous views that you make your jaw drop, literally. If you get the chance to explore this region of Norway, I would highly recommend it, make sure you stop in for some Brunost.

Bergen | Chasing Krista | Bergen, Norway

Bergen

Bergen is one of those cities that captivates you from the moment you arrive, teases you with picturesque landscapes, salty delights, and friendly characters. The only downside to Bergen may be the weather, so pack a scarf, a winter hat and a rain jacket. Be sure to enjoy all that Bergen has to offer; no matter the timeline you’re on.

Exploring Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway, a very populated city, home to 40 islands, 343 lakes and a huge green forest: Oslomarka. Sitting on the country’s south coast at the top of the Oslofjord, it is known for its specific Scandinavian architecture, barbaric history of the Vikings, being chilly and pricey. If you are planning on spending a few days in the capital, here are some things you mustn’t miss.