Lynley Bilby is currently travelling from England to Norway on the Emerald Princess. She will be posting updates throughout the trip.

I am going landlubber today and focusing on Norwegian roads. It seems as well as a drivers' licence you need nerves of steel.

The narrow, steep, windy mountain passes make for some spectacular moments.

Photo / Lynley Bilby
Photo / Lynley Bilby

At this point I am sitting in a bus heading down a steep gully with a killer drop to my right wondering what happens next.

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Incredibly the two vehicles passed with millimetres to spare.

Apart from traffic cam there were some spectacular sights on the 90km road trip from Skjolden to Lom.

Photo / Lynley Bilby
Photo / Lynley Bilby

We went from lush green valleys to snow capped mountains.

But perhaps the most unexpected view was a group of international athletes on a training run.

Photo / Lynley Bilby
Photo / Lynley Bilby

This is the (shirtless) Norwegian cross country ski team many kilometres from their high performance base doing an epic valley-to-peak cardio workout.

Bon Voyage.

- nzherald.co.nz