A Childhood Dream Came True in Halsa, Norway

After one year in Southern Spain with almost no rain at all, it was a little funny to be suddenly in the middle of a winter rain, even it was midsummer.  But it is easy to adapt to a new reality especially when you are surrounded by good people.

My husband and I have decided to spend the summer in Norway and since I always have been fascinated with the fjords, we are starting our Norwegian tour in a cottage near one of them.  It took us about four and a half hours by plane from Málaga, Spain to Trondheim in the middle of Norway. It was a travel from sunny 34 to 8 degrees Celsius; from the sun to heavy rain. But we were well prepared.

From Trondheim, we took a bus to Betna, a bus stop in Halsa in “Møre og Romsdal”. The ride took about three and a half hours. We were driving mostly through the rain, but suddenly the sun arrived for short moments. I could see there was still some snow on the top of the mountains. It was very green in the narrow valleys; the rivers run fast and the other passengers, mostly locals, were very quiet.

Wild, clean nature and silent people with the highest living standard in the world makes Norway very unique, and I love it as I love Spain. It’s fantastic to have the best of both worlds.

In Betna, an old friend of my husband was waiting with his car and he took us to his place nearby where a welcoming cottage was waiting for us.  It was cold and rainy, but one of my childhood dreams had become a reality. I was in the middle of a Norwegian fjord landscape, and I was smiling in the rain 🙂

On our way out of Trondheim, the 3rd largest city in Norway

On our way out of Trondheim, the 3rd largest city in Norway

 

Midsummer, 8 deg celcius, what a difference from my home country, Philippines

Midsummer, 8 deg celcius, what a difference from my home country, Philippines

 

Our home for the next three weeks

Our home for the next three weeks

 

A dream has come true in this rainy weather

A dream has come true in this rainy weather

 

But at the fireplace, the heat of the sun

But at the fireplace, the heat of the sun

 

Lots of views for inspiration and reflection

Lots of views for inspiration and reflection

 

A typical Norwegian breakfast

A typical Norwegian breakfast

 

Sun is here and I’m preparing the terrace for an outdoor lunch

Sun is here and I’m preparing the terrace for an outdoor lunch

 

Lucky enough, the grocery store is just 10 minutes walk

Lucky enough, the grocery store is just 10-minute walk

 

And we are close to very good people

And we are close to very good people

 

First time seeing grasses and plants on the roof

First time seeing grasses and plants on the roof

 

My husband with his relatives Guri and John, our very kind hosts

My husband with his relatives Guri and John, our very kind hosts

 

Feeling happy and grateful under any weather

Feeling happy and grateful for any weather

2 thoughts on “A Childhood Dream Came True in Halsa, Norway

  1. Congratulations my friend a dream come true in your life, God graces experiencing that happening real.

    • Thanks a lot 🙂 It’s just to never let go of our dreams.

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