In December, we returned to Germany. We spent almost two weeks in the north before driving back home to Düsseldorf. It was the month of seeing friends and family again.
And then, the year ended with the start of yet another trip.
The days were getting noticeably shorter (thanks, standard time!) and it was getting ever colder. In fact, November featured an unusually early snowstorm, temporarily burying Stockholm under a thick white cover. This was a unique experience and we enjoyed the remaining two weeks in the city very much.
Driving through northern Finland into Sweden, making our way towards Stockholm. And after a lot of nature and small towns, a big city was a welcome change. Especially such a beautiful one as this.
This was our last month in Norway. From Tromsø we continued to drive north: via a quick detour through Finland, we came through Kautokeino, visited the northern end of Norway, and waved a “Hello” to Russia in Kirkenes before heading back south again.
Still travelling Norway, we visited the famous Geiranger Fjord, did some day-walks, visited Trondheim, crossed the polar circle, spent a lovely week on the Lofoten Islands with Nicole’s brother Erik, before making our way to Tromsø further north.