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An ex­pe­di­tion of su­per sports cars across the Nor­we­gian fjords

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Nor­way, along the chal­leng­ing Troll­sti­gen road and the Geiranger­fjord, was the set­ting for Lam­borgh­ini Avven­tura 2018, a se­ries of Lam­borgh­ini car ex­pe­di­tions to dis­cover the most spec­tac­u­lar places and roads in the world. Fol­low­ing previous events in An­dalu­sia and Tran­syl­va­nia, this year it was Nor­way’s turn, along a route of al­most 500km be­tween the sea, moun­tains, wa­ter­falls, glaciers, and the mid­night sun.

The con­voy started off from Åle­sund, a pic­turesque Art Nou­veau town in the north­ern part of the re­gion of the fjords on small in­ter­con­nected is­lands. From there, the Lam­borgh­i­nis chal­lenged the myth­i­cal Troll­sti­gen, com­monly known as the road of the Trolls, leg­endary crea­tures of Nor­we­gian folk­lore with grotesque hu­man fea­tures. A mas­ter­piece of road en­gi­neer­ing, the

Troll­sti­gen was com­pleted in 1936 fol­low­ing eight years of work, and winds along eleven hair­pin turns that climb dizzily up a ver­ti­cal wall of rock and wa­ter­falls.

The Lam­borgh­ini group con­tin­ued through Vall­dal, the val­ley of straw­ber­ries, and on to Geiranger­fjord, des­ig­nated a World Her­itage Site by UNESCO and fea­tured on ev­ery list of the most spec­tac­u­lar places in the world. The ad­ven­ture con­tin­ued across the Jostedals­breen, the largest glacier in Europe, and the con­voy of su­per sports cars demon­strated the ut­most re­li­a­bil­ity even on a dirt road with a lunar land­scape. Af­ter a rest stop in the quiet vil­lage of Loen, si­t­u­ated at the end of an arm of the Nord­fjord, and fer­ry­boat trans­fers, the group fi­nally ar­rived at Mount Ak­sla, which over­looks the fairy-tale town of Åle­sund.

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