Cool’n crazy sights in Norway Nr 3. Paradise Beach
This place is just awesome-cool and considering the geographical location (Norway!), an indisputably crazy sight. We visited a stunning Norwegian beach, a pearl in the midst of rough shores. I will remember this beach as the queen of beaches. She impresses with clean white powdery sand and crystal clear water, the colour of a turquoise lagoon.
Grotlesanden beach competes with the sandy strip from that pleasing Bacardi commercial, which evokes summer feelings, successfully linking pleasure to increased alcohol intake. That’s what I had in mind, while we walked Norway’s paradise beach. The only thing missing on paradise beach are the coconut palms. But the greenery surrounding it is equally surreal.
Here are some pictures for evidence.
Wait. You gotta show a little bit of effort beforehand.
Wait for the ferry.
Dress appropriately for the journey.
Then board the ferry.
Pass by huge salmon farms. Salmon aquaculture relies on a healthy environment, which is to be found in Norway, of course.
Familiarise yourself with the announcements and be reminded of the split personality of Polish folk. While on the one hand eager workers
drinkers, on the other, compulsive slyboots. So, apart from reading about necessary ticket fees in English for tourists, you also have it in Polish. Don’t be fooled, that will not make a true Pole pay.
Get directions sorted. It’s this way, right?
Noooo, this way!
We weren’t too lucky with the weather but but but…
Control that jaw.
This beach laughs at tropical beaches.
No swimming today, although very tempting despite water temperatures matching your freezer’s. With that borrowed outdoor jacket (thank you Ada!), I am only waterproof waist up.
Spoiled with high quality landscape. Beach facing mountains.
The clouds are a bit of a spoiler.
Doesn’t matter. I heart this beach.
Norway’s sandy paradise secret.
I was never good at keeping secrets.
This is where to find it! Grotlesanden beach is located in the municipality of Bremanger.
We visited nearby Kalvåg village for fish and fun. Many of the old wharf buildings have been restored and make for a nice photo-stop. The harbour has spacious public quays, where you can watch hobby-fisherfolk.
Kalvåg has a population of about 400 people (that is such an unreal, medieval figure) and a sweet waterfront of old buildings. Kalvåg is located on the south-east side of the island of Frøya in the municipality of Bremanger in Sogn og Fjordane county.
There is that terribly expensive restaurant and a souvenir shop with a very protective lady owner, who won’t allow to take a picture of her sweet shop. I DO always check for ‘no-photography-here’ signs. There weren’t any. I almost considered buying something in her shop but her marketing skills were discouraging.
You can sit outside the restaurant for about eight sunny days a year.
Everything that moves in those vats can be consumed at Kalvåg’s restaurant.
Thank you, Hendrik and Michal, for making our day.
To commemorate a special moment. [Hendrik’s son is covering daddy’s belly for the photo.]
Who would’ve thought. The rough countryside of Norway has its baby-Viking soft sides. I’d say go and explore some funky beach in NORWAY!