Firstly apologies to my myriad of readers for the delay of my blog – life sometimes gets in the way of adventure….
Norway is such an incredibly beautiful country but what stands out a lot are the incredible waterfalls we saw everywhere…
We had a lunch stop in the absolutely picturesque town of Odda – words cannot describe how beautiful this town was and the photo’s do not do it justice. I just got a pastry and sat admiring this view until it was time to leave. I could definitely live here.
We then stopped at yet another waterfall, each one more and more beautiful…
We then arrived in beautiful Bergen – what an amazing city.
There are dozens of places to eat and drink on the wharf.
We also went up Mount Floyen via funicular where you can see the entire city – the view is incredible.
I could actually see my hotel from here and must say that the Scandic Bergen City is the best to stay in Bergen as it is within walking distance of everything, even late at night when coming from a wine bar!
Then we took a ferry in the spectacular Sognefjord – sadly it was rainy and overcast weather but the clouds lifted just long enough for me to capture this incredible photo. It shows how incredibly huge it is with these mountains towering over the water. Makes one feel so tiny and insignificant.
Then it was lunch in the village of Flam.
We then drove through the longest road tunnel in the world, Approximately 25km long.
It used to take over 2 hours of careful driving to get over the mountain but now, thanks to the Laerdal Tunnel, it takes approximately 20 minutes. An engineering marvel.
We then made a pit stop at Lillehammer – home to the 1994 Winter Olympics. We went to the ski jumping park which is still in use today and we were lucky enough to see the athletes practicing on the astro turf ski jump which was incredible! A once in a lifetime experience for me (Thanks Trafalgar!) as we don’t have Winter Olympics in South Africa.
I wish I could post all my photo’s of this incredible country but it would take too much time (I took hundreds) and it’s so difficult to choose.
Sadly it was time to leave Norway and conclude my Scandinavian Adventure in Sweden!
Until next time, hope you enjoyed this post.
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself” – Wallace Stevens