For anybody who is planning a visit to Norway, I highly recommend a self-drive tour in the Norwegian fjords to experience the magical and pristine beauty of Norway at its very best. Even if you are unable to do a complete self-drive tour, just driving in the fjords for a few hours can give you an experience of a lifetime. The scenery is grand and dramatic and will leave you with a feeling of joy and gladness that is hard to describe.
I drove from Lyngen Lodge in the Lyngen fjords to Tromso, the northernmost city of the Arctic Circle, a total journey time of about three hours. It was early March and the weather was still very cold. Thankfully, it was a cloudless and sunny day in the Arctic, and it seemed as if the fjords were lit in a surreal silver colored light. The drive itself was breathtaking with magnificent and stunning views of the Arctic Alps and the frozen ocean and sea, lined with Norwegian styled fishing huts, all painted in red. The mountains on the sides were covered with icicles. I was so filled with the magical beauty of the fjords, that I could not hold back tears. As we entered Tromso, we passed through the Arctic Church and then drove through the famous Tromso bridge before arriving at Tromso Langnes, the airport in Tromso, from where I was flying to Oslo in the late afternoon.