26th August 2018
Where are we? North Sea, between Norway and Denmark
Our last day in Norway involved driving to our final campsite and just relaxing. There was nothing much we needed to do, no last minute adventurous-ness we needed to fit in, so we could just take it easy. We played some games and got a bit organised for our departure tomorrow but there was nothing more to it than that. We went out for a final dinner with Tim and Jeni though our choices were limited by being in small town Norway out of season. But we found somewhere to have a reasonably nice meal at an exorbitantly high price but I think we were all a bit too tired to care too much, as long as none of us had to cook, that was the main thing. We had not timed our stay at this particular campsite very well as there was a concert scheduled for this evening so from about 9pm until 11.30 there was the thumping sounds of a Norwegian cover band making the van vibrate and sleep impossible and then from about 2.30 to 3am after the bar had shut there was the thumping sounds of a group of drunken Norwegians chanting and clapping and generally having no regard for anyone who might be sleeping. This was not the ideal preparation for our 5.45am alarm call so that when it did go off we had a group of very sleepy, grumpy people. We did feel like getting our own back on the drunken Norwegians but we are far too polite for such shenanigans. We drove the short way to Kristiansand which was to be our final destination, we started in Hell and things had definitely improved in the time we have been in Norway. It was an awesome place and somewhere that I can definitely see us returning to as I feel like we have only scratched the surface and there is so much more for us to see and do. Plus it is the sort of place that I think suits us, it is a country that is geared to the outdoor, adventurous type of holiday and the options are pretty limitless. So absolutely a return is on the cards!
What have we learned? Norway gave us everything we wanted and left us wanting so much more. Next time.