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A travel diary - Hidra island

The island with lovely white houses, peaks with mesmerizing views and only 600 inhabitants guarantee a wonderful day trip!

After spending the night in Lindesnes and its lighthouse, we packed our beloved van, and the trip continued west. We weren’t exactly sure where to go, but we found a small island not too far from us after checking the map.

Norway has a total of 239,057 islands. Out of them, only 2,000 are populated. Many of them you can reach with a ferry or a small boat however, some are only for pedestrians. Luckily our chosen island was reachable by car ferry.

Car ferry to the island

When driving through Norway, catching a car ferry can be an everyday thing due to all the fjords. Even though we have been on many ferry trips, I am fascinated by the views every time. I just can’t get enough of those dramatic sights of crazy big mountains disappearing in the sea. For most Norwegians, the ferry rides are part of their daily routine. It’s the way to school, to work, to the shop.

The island

Now a little bit more about this beautiful place, our chosen destination- Hidra island. The ferry trip didn’t take more than 20 minutes. If you look at the map, the island has only one big street, which connects the two harbors, and a few minor roads leading to houses.