Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden

For the third time I was ready to start my lil’ solo bicycle tour after finishing my seasonal summer work in Tafjord, Norway. This year I planned to bicycle from Tafjord to Östersund in Sweden. I had a final date to keep to be home, but to avoid stressing  (after all this was my little vacation this year) I started wheeling with an open mind and no rigid plan to follow.

On the road I think my personal highlights was once again to be back in lovely Åndalsnes (where my father came from), downhill Trollstigen and climbing the new Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata , I also had the pleasure to try the new Dovre bicycle route over Dovre mountain range (someone later called it Tour De Dovre ), tested out my good fortune in fishing in Vålåsjøen lake and hiking Mehøe. An evening in beautiful Røros museum area and then somehow ended up in a very nice fish-camp in Storsjön, Sweden. 

I met a lot of nice people, got lots of good memories, and would like to share my map and photos for travel inspiration to others who want to do a similar route. And, don’t be afraid to ask if you have a question regarding this.

I have created this map on Google including my travel photos and some travel information/advice:

 

You can view all the map photos above in a collection right here:

 

 

Trollstigen cycle climb

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Almost can’t believe that I yesterday bicycled up Trollstigen with my cheap and heavy trek bike including luggage and a backpack. After a hiking day in Åndalsnes I headed back to work in Tafjord on my bicycle, and when people asked I said I most probably would walk up Trollstigen like I did last year, but a nice and calm bicycling climb up the serpentine road including some quick “photo pauses” made it absolutely bearable to actually bike up without a need of a lighter racer/mtb-bicycle – after all it wasn’t a race.

Bispen (Bishop) is flashing itsel’f  a bit but Kongen and Dronningen (the King and the Queen) is a bit shy and hiding in the mist for the momentbispen kongen rauma isterdalen andalsnes trollstigen photo liss myraas

Thank’s to all you lovely bypassing people that was cheering me upwards from your cars and MC’s – it helped! And so cool to meet some you again at the top indeed. I think the notorious Trollstigen and it’s mighty surrondings touches us all in one way or another – this really became a real scenic cardio day to remember 🙂

The peaks of Bispen (the Bishop) and Kongen (the King) to the left – with  an amazing view of the famous Trollstigen and Isterdalentrollstigen road rauma andalsnes photo liss myraas

 

I`l be back 😉