They say Norway is the perfect country for road trips and roundtrips. This may be true, but there is actually so much to see in pretty much all regions of the country, that we can warmly recommend going for a ‘base’ holiday in Norway, at least once.
Located a bit off route from most of Norway’s ‘bucket list’ highlights, the region of Nordfjordkysten is some hidden and unknown. And thus perfect for using as a base, while exploring dozens of hidden gems. And we found many!
The islands at and around Bremangerlandet are rugged. In coves between the mountains, you can find some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Europe, like Refviksanden and Grotlesanden. There are also historical lighthouses to visit: Kråkenes fyr and Hendanes fyr are very photogenic, located at what seems the end of the world.
The roads on the islands here do not have a lot of traffic, making them perfect to cycle. There are a lot of up- and downhills, but the changing scenery of mountains, sea, and beaches make it worth it though.
One of the highlights was hiking up to Hornelen: a spectacular 860 sea cliff. It is a strenuous and steep hike, but in return, there are panoramic views of the inland mountains, many a fjord, and hundreds of islands.
An interesting viewpoint is the Kannesteinen rock formation, seemingly balancing on a thin foot. Although a bit touristy, mother nature’s magic did impress us.