Personal Project: Norway

When you find yourself in Finland and start driving north, you’ll eventually hit the Norwegian border. And as soon as you cross the border, a funny thing happens: mountains start appearing. You see, Finland–contrary to popular belief (and an unfortunately inaccurate Monty Python song)–is relatively flat, with just a few decent-sized fells in the North. It seems that the good people who drew the national border between Norway and Finland in the 1750s decided that the Norwegians should have the mountains and the arctic ocean, while remains flat and land-locked. That’s all well and good though, since it’s one more reason to take a road trip to visit our northern neighbor.