And now for Norway

It’s been just over a year since I posted scenes from our cruise ship en route to Norway. Life and other travels have delayed posting the photos from the country itself. I think it’s about time. Norway is not only breathtakingly beautiful it is also keenly aware of social responsibility. We found that refreshing. Our only regret was that we were not able to spend more time exploring the fjords. Might have to go back someday.

Our ports of call were Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, Alesund, and Stavanger.  Let’s take a look:

Bergen is a charming town. Part of the old town is a UNESCO site. This view of Bergen is from a funicular.

bergen funicular 1

 

bergen unesco

It’s understandable why this portion of Bergen is considered a UNESCO site – such unique buildings! Many of them are leaning or crooked, but still standing. And very colorful.

Flam: Our first, fabulous, fjord. The Sognefjord is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. It stretches 127 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The fjord reaches a maximum depth of 4291 feet below sea level and some of the mountains surrounding the fjord are up to 5900 feet above sea level. Flam is situated at the end of Aurlandsjord which is a branch of the main fjord (see the lower right corner).

fjord map larger view

flalm boat houses

flam fjord good

We enjoyed an early morning ride on the Flam Railroad into the mountains.

flam train

flam waterfall goodflam town from train adj

In the afternoon we had a great time riding in a Rigid Inflatable Boat from Flam to Naeryfjord.

flam RIB boatsflam rib waterfall 2flam hillside village

Geiranger. While cruising along Geirangerfjord we passed the Seven Sisters Falls:

g 7 sisters 1g 7 sisters from lookoutg troll falls 4g view 7 sisters from bus stopg first view better

We were able to tour a cooperative farm in the high meadows which produced a wonderful cheese.

g farm 6 goodg farm 3 goodg farm goat 3g farm mtn better

Alesund:

al view 3 good

Stavanger:

 

st cute goodst cute 4

 

flam farm red

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Gary Boyd says:

    Great as usual.

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  2. Sheila Cain says:

    You go to such amazing places!

    Sheila Cain R.J. McClellan, Inc. 2357 Ventura Dr STE 110 Woodbury MN 55125 651-458-0089 rjmcart@rjmc.com http://www.rjmc.com

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