One of our last activities on our Norwegian road trip was hiking a portion of the Aurlandsdalen Valley.
Aurlandsdalen Valley is a glacially formed valley, often known as Norway’s Grand Canyon. In total, the trail from start to finish is 20 km (12.4 miles). Most people start in Østerbø, which is higher in elevation, and end at Vassbygdi in Aurland. We checked the conditions for the trail in Østerbø. It was still snowed in, so we started at the lower elevation trailhead at Vassbygdi.
Everywhere we went in Norway, there were cute sheep on the side of the road. Kelvin played with some sheep at the trailhead.
We hiked out and back a total of around 8 miles.
A funny side story: Kelvin dropped his beanie hiking this trail, and several hours later, we found it hanging on a tree at eye level. This wasn’t the first time we had seen this happen; a lost item removed from the ground and placed at eye level for its owner to find. How kind!
Driving along the roads in Norway, there were so many times where we were so amazed by the landscape that we had to pull over the car and get a few photos. This was one of those many random moments.
Our final night of camping was a beautiful evening, and we brought out the hammock. Ahh, the camp life.