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who just fell in love with it

Alon and Chen decided to go to Norway after seeing a photo on Instagram. Now, the video they made from their own trip surely deserves to be a viral hit.


If we’re brutally honest: Other people’s holiday videos aren’t always that entertaining, as everybody who has a father with a shaky camcorder probably can testify to.

Luckily, you have people like Alon Yaar (23) and Chen Orr (22), two Israeli students from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. They really know how to master the art of video making, and they also realize that less is more: If you’re good at editing, you can tell a beautiful story about your trip in three minutes or so.

The two students travelled to Norway in late August, and went from Oslo to The Atlantic Road in Fjord Norway, via popular hikes such as Trolltunga and Kjerag.

And the video they made during their trip should be labeled with a warning: There will be goosebumps.


“We love photography! Before the trip, we were already fantasizing about taking beautiful shots of the country. I work as a VFX artist for a living, and Chen is a professional video editor. The video was made in three days with comprehensive team work”, Yaar explains to visitnorway.com.

The working couple decided to go to Norway after seeing an image on Instagram.

Yaar and Orr were on the lookout for a destination with spectacular nature, and a varied landscape – with forests and mountains as well as ice and snow.

“When we first saw that picture from Norway, we stopped searching and decided that was it”, Yaar says.

None of them had really been on a proper hike before, so going to Kjerag was quite the challenge. Two days later they climbed Trolltunga, while the blue ice of Nigardsbreen also was documented.

In addition, they managed to squeeze in a visit to the majestic swing in Trandal.


Et bilde publisert av Chen Orr (@chenorr)

“Wow! The road was rough and the ferry timetable less than friendly, but that moment on the swing, with the view in front of you and the wind blowing in your face, that was definitely one of the best experiences ever”.

Travelling from Israel to Norway is less than common, which meant that Alon and Chan had to do a lot of the planning themselves, without any help of a travel agency.

The research was done using the Visit Norway website, as well as Facebook.

“Because we couldn’t find any Israelis who had visited Norway, we actually started to contact random Norwegians on Facebook! They all helped us a lot, gave us information about the country and even checked our route, suggesting changes. They were really helpful even though they didn’t even know me”, Alon Yaar says.


Et bilde publisert av Alon Yaar (@alon.yaar)

The video was shot using a Canon 6D camera. The music you hear is made by Of Monsters and Men and Jack Garratt.


Et bilde publisert av Alon Yaar (@alon.yaar)

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