Norway’s national tourist routes – The Independent

Norway’s national tourist routes – The Independent

The first of many visits to the Arctic – in this story for The Independent I followed Norway’s National Tourist Routes along the wild West Coast.


After a quarter of an hour of energetic paddling we positioned ourselves between the surrounding mountainsides in the heart of the fjord. The sea was cobalt and calm with a visibility of several miles. 


Continuing south past fields of yellow dandelions, icy ocean inlets and more enchanting rural art installations I could appreciate how bleak this landscape must be for most of the year. I was experiencing this epic scene at a moment of seasonal splendour, but an ominous subtext lingered behind every vista. 


Read the full article here. 


August 17, 2015