Volkswagen Touareg - Journey to the north, among the Norwegian ice

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Driving in the adventure on the fjords of Andalnes “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-017.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-017.jpg”,”caption “:”

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Andalnes, the kingdom of the Trolls “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-021.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/en/news_gallery_gallery_gallery_gallery/ /gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-021.jpg”,”caption “:”

Endless emotions on the Alesund route “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06/ 07 / volkswagen_touareg_on_giaccio_della_norvegia_con_la_plug_in_ / gallery / rsmall / 2022-Norway-022.jpg “,” big_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06/07/ volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_plug_in_ / gallery / rbig / 2022-Norway-022.jpg “,” caption “:”

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Lost among the views of Orta and Volda “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-024.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-024.jpg”,”caption “:”

Lost among the views of Orta and Volda “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-026.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-026.jpg”,”caption “:”

The psychedelic road tunnel of Laerdal which at 25 km is the longest in the world “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote /it/news/curiosita/2022/06/07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_norway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-027.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/ote/dam/it /news/curiosita/2022/06/07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-027.jpg”,”caption “:”

The poignant beauty on the roads of the gigantic Sognenfjord “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-028.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-028.jpg”,”caption “:”

The poignant beauty on the roads of the gigantic Sognenfjord “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-029.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-029.jpg”,”caption “:”

The fearless Touareg between snow and ice “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06 /07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-031.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news22/06/20/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-031.jpg”,”caption “:”

Oslo, Holmenkollen is the temple of Norwegian skiing “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/ 06/07 / volkswagen_touareg_on_giaccio_della_norvegia_con_la_plug_in_ / gallery / rsmall / 2022-Norway-032.jpg “,” big_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06/ 07 / volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_plug_in_ / gallery / rbig / 2022-Norway-032.jpg “,” caption “:”

Oslo: Vigeland park “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news/curiosita/2022/06/07 /volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-033.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/en/news_gallery_gallery_gallery_gallery/ /gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-033.jpg”,”caption “:”

Oslo: fast boarding on the ferry that will take us back to Germany in one night “, ” type “:” image “,” small_url “:” https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/it/news /curiosita/2022/06/07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_the_plug_in_/gallery/rsmall/2022-Norway-034.jpg”,”big_url”:”https://statics.quattroruote.it/content/dam/quattroruote/itos /2022/06/07/volkswagen_touareg_on_the_ice_of_orway_with_plug_in_/gallery/rbig/2022-Norway-034.jpg”,”caption “:”

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March. Up there, deep in the north of Norway, snow-capped mountains and winter seclusion of ice roads floating among the magic of the fjords await us. After crossing the Alps aboard ours Volkswagen Touareg, it is night when we stop at the Snow Dome in Bispingen, a hundred kilometers south of Hamburg, where you can ski even in the height of summer thanks to an indoor snow-covered track. The next day, near sunset, we stop in Tjorn, Sweden, where we are amazed by the Pilane Sculpture Park, an open-air art gallery dominated by a giant white head of a mysterious woman.

We finally arrive in Norway, with the pleasant surprise of the cost of gasoline lower than the Italian one and columns for electric recharging everywhere. Our flagship moves silently, while the glass roof lets the spectacular Scandinavian views into the cabin. We pass Oslo and, after Lillehammer, we deviate to the Rondane national park under skies that seem infinite. The icy roads are dazzling white, driving requires attention but the four-wheel drive, obviously equipped with winter tires, comes to the rescue. I set the driving mode switch to off-road, while the eyes move uncertainly between dream and reality. Now the destination is the Jotunheimen mountain range, or the Abode of the Giants. The road, which after the old wooden church of Lom climbs to the refuge village of Spiterstulen, is a real ice rink: 17 km long, it penetrates the heart of this charming nature park. We are on the roof of Scandinavia, the summit of Galdhøpiggen reaches 2,469 meters. A fascinating world of rock and ice swept by freezing winds, which make our ascent quite adventurous. Upon returning, the fireplace of a cozy refuge, surrounded by harmoniously furnished wooden houses, looks like a wonderful mirage; but it’s all true.

In the morning we get back behind the wheel of our Touaregs, the road is always covered with ice but the on-board electronics ensure that everything is always under control. The destination is Åndalsnes, the Norwegian capital of ski mountaineering framed by vertical peaks in perfect communion with virginal snow-covered slopes lost in a maze of fjords, which as if by magic float above the waves of the Atlantic. The sky is dramatically laden with threatening clouds, but at the same time it makes the wild landscape almost heavenly. Once again the skis are the great protagonists in wandering towards the fascinating panoramas of these days, as we move into the labyrinth of the fjords that is taking us to Alesund. Seen from the panoramic summit of Aksala, the town really looks like a Nordic nativity scene surrounded by a myriad of islets. A boreal paradise without equal, a spectacle too vast to be grasped and fully understood.

Even the center of the city of Alesund takes you by surprise with its liberty architecture with central European resonances. Beyond, an unfathomable vastness. The Atlantic is all around us, a universe of sea, mountains, earth and sky. As well as in the hospitable mountains that crown Volda and Sogndal, along the way back that sees us ferry across the famous fjord of dreams. In Leardal we travel the longest road tunnel in the world, with its 24.5 km leading to the idyllic village of Flam, where the roads rise cut sheer above the majestic Sognenfjord, the fjord of dreams where everything is a spell. From Flam, we leave the crown of the vertical walls that flee towards the sky following a road that is lost among endless cold, almost inhospitable plateaus, which slowly lead to the warm life of Oslo. The Norwegian capital is the last stop on this journey: the city gently embraces us with the enchanting panorama that we enjoy from the famous Holmenkollen ski jump, while a ferry awaits us to take us back to Germany. From there, in one breath, we cover the 1,300 km that separate us from home. Happily tired, but ready to go again.

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