A Travellerspoint blog

Day 18~Turn Around Bright Eyes


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View To the South of the North 2022 on CariadJohn's travel map.

Today’s the day in the holiday where thoughts start inevitably shifting back to going home and the realities of life. We are now at the furthest point of our holiday, and every mile done now takes us closer to Bergen and our ferry to start the long journey home.

We opted to leave the last lovely campsite and head into the next valley. We got up quite late, mainly because both of us were up till nearly 1am as we couldn’t put our books down. We feel our age today.

On the way out we passed through Olden. The traffic increased hugely; there were buses, tours buses, double decker buses and tourist trains. Yes, the cruise ships were in. We parked up in Olden to have a little look at these mammoth beasts. A cruise is definitely in the pipeline for us both, but it definitely won’t be to the fjords. We’d much rather bring the van again and relax looking at the view rather than being shepherded onto a bus with hundreds of others. As we looked at the cruise ship, some cruisers came to our van and took a photo of us! They wanted to know our story.


After Olden, we stopped at Loen to pick up some food. £60 later we were done. Our 2 pieces of salmon cost us £14! Yikes! In saying that, I have finally cracked the Norwegian pick n mix and stocked up with my favourite salted licorice caramels in chocolate. I also had to splash out and buy a new hair brush as I seem to have lost mine! I must have left it in the camp site shower, and some strange person must have stolen it! Bizarre! I had to replace my hairbrush in our last holidays in the Outer Hebrides as it fell down the toilet, but that’s another story!

Lyn had a campsite in mind; one that he had seen in a archetypical camping in the fjords advertising picture. Alas, the best spots he had wanted had gone, but we still have a prime site view on the banks of Lovatnet Lake, looking down through the 3d mountains to yet another glacier. We spent a few hours chilling outside with our kindles, until Lyn finished his book and demanded conversation. The cheek of it! I had a little conversation and then took a nap!




Dinner was very expensive salmon, cooked on the bbq with a garlic chilli marinade, with Peruvian quinoa (out of a packet!) and avocado. It was lovely, and I also made (actually made!) crumble, so that is cooking in the oven now.

We start the drive down to Bergen tomorrow, hoping to find a nice spot to overnight on the way

Posted by CariadJohn 18:17 Archived in Norway Tagged waterfalls sky boats lake glacier scandinavia motorhome hymer travelswithharvey hymerlife

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It looks very peaceful there and stunning views . Next time put a2 hair brushes in Harvey guaranteed never to lose another hairbrush again Mam

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