Winter has descended on us in an unforgiving fashion in San Francisco, and it's a doozy. While this year's winter is particularly colder than most, the slightly below average temps have us native Californians squawking and making farfetched comparisons of a San Francisco winter to temperatures of the Arctic Circle (and el Niño rains don't help either). Evidence: dramatic Snapchat videos of San Franciscans walking outside and putting the filter overlay that boldly displays the current temperature in large white font while telling their front facing camera how cold it is. Cue the eyeroll emoji. (I hope you've updated your iOS version to get the latest set; was that a very San Franciscan thing to say?)
But everything is relative of course.
For the Californians that are uninitiated with perpetually wintry weather, I'd say that Norway may not be your ideal destination, but i's hard to stay away from the magnificent fjords and endless nature the Scandinavian country has to offer.
And so my Norwegian adventure through different towns and cities continues. After staying in Stavanger overnight, I ventured to Preikestolen for an easy hour and a half hike up to beautiful views of one of Norway's many breathtaking fjords. This is my favorite part of Norway. Fjord after fjord of sharp cliff drop-offs of patterned granite with water weaving through underneath. If you go to Norway for anything, go for this.
Or at least for that "edge-of-the-cliff" Instagram shot. Consider it a bucket list trip, and brave the cold for the sake of crossing it off your list.
Get to it. I believe in ya.
Photos edited with Priime for Mac