Europe 2018 travel blog

Game of chess on roof at hotel in Balestrand

Train coming other way on Flam Railway

View from Flam R'way showing old construction road

Kjosfossen Waterfall

The Huldra trying to entice the men into the forest

2 August 2018

A leisurely start to the day with a walk around Balestrand after breakfast. Back to the hotel and packed bags before meeting up in the foyer at 11.30am to head down to catch the ferry to Flam. This is about an hour and a half journey on a catamaran ferry, quite fast and very comfortable.

Plenty of time to wander around Flam, have some lunch before catching the Flam Scenic Railway to Myrdal, then a short wait for the train to Oslo.

The scenic railway was great, with a stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall, a magnificent sight where one can't take in the view without getting wet!! The waterfall song suddenly begins and Huldra makes an appearance beside the waterfall to tempt the men into the forrest, much to everyone's amusement! The Huldra actresses are all students from the Norwegian Ballet School.

The train trip to Oslo was very comfortable, but also very long. The last part nearing Oslo was very slow as we waited for trains and signals at various parts. Eventually arrived at the hotel around 11pm, all longing for a shower and bed. A lovely day, but also very tiring.

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