Travelogue Norway 2021
Trondheim, Kystriksveien Coastal Route
After three hours including breakfast we have seen enough and we continue our journey. We plan to do some distance and get further north.
Our next destination is the Kystriksveien Coastal Route, which is described in superlatives in the guidebook. We spend the night in Sandnessjøen, then we’re on our way. Unfortunately the weather does not play along and we do not see very much.
I had already addressed the issue of ferries several times. The overall good experiences of the last weeks had made me believe that I would get through the next day well without the knowledge of exact timetables. At first I had done some research on the internet to see if I could find them, but then gave up. ERROR! Do your research properly and in case of need ask your accommodation if they can help you. If possible, book your ride in advance, even if it’s only an hour before departure. If you have booked in advance, you can simply drive past the queue of waiting cars onto the ship. At least I think so.
More on our experience with ferries on this route below.
We miss the first ferry Levang-Nesna by a few minutes and here the ferry does not run at least twice an hour, as is often the case further south. We wait one and a half hours in the rain in the car in a not very attractive bay.
At the ferry Jektvik-Kilboghamn we are at the ferry port with plenty of time before departure. But there are already many cars waiting in front of us. When the ferry is loaded, there is still one car in front of us, then a tanker truck, which arrived much later, gets priority and drives onto the ferry. The car in front of us also still fits on board. However, we are signaled: Back, take the next ship … Whoa, waiting again…
But then a call from the ship, “One more!”
On this ferry we cross the polar circle! We are obviously a few weeks late for midnight sun, but still!
Only a few kilometres further on the road, then a third, this time only short ferry ride on this day from Ågskardet to Forøy. Our destination for the day is to allow us a trip to a glacier after all.