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Aug 19, 2018 - Skjolden & Tour Sognefjellet mountain pass and the national park Jutonheimen

As we entered the fjord in the middle of the night, the sea calmed down markedly. However, there was still a lot of the steep, rocky, waterfall shore to enjoy as we headed toward our dock. We boarded a bus to tour the area and see the highest mountain in Norway (if the clouds cooperated). There are a lot of green valleys and in the sumer, the Norwegians take full advantage the warmer (60 F+) weather and with daylight almost 24 hours long, many crops grow quickly. We saw many motorhomes descending the road which was very narrow. There was a...

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Aug 1, 2018 - Balastrand

1 August 2018 It's Glacier Day and we are blessed that the weather forecast is correct, and a beautiful day greets us. Apparently it poured raining through the night, Don heard it, but Pam will have to believe everyone else! We set off at 8.30am in the bus to catch the vehicle ferry over the fjord and after a two and a half hour drive, arrived at Nigardsbreen glacier. We had time to have a look around before we were served lunch! A big bowl of sweet potato and carrot soup which was delicious before a big plate of salmon and veges was put in...

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Europe 2018

Jul 31, 2018 - Norheimsund to Balestrand

31 July 2018 Up early for breakfast and on the road at 7.45am. An overcast morning, and not long before a few showers greet us along the way. We drove the scenic route, which was a narrow and winding road with our first stop at Voss, and the showers had increased. We could check out the church there, and also a comfort stop. Inger went in to check out facilities for us, no specials on today, 10 kroner each for the toilet, so we combined our change, and the girl stood and counted the money as well as counting us into the rest room!! She made...

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Europe 2018

Jul 24, 2017 - Tromso and Molde

We sailed south from the Honningsvag to Tromso and for just the second day on the cruise the leaden skies open and the rains tumbled down. A two-hour bus tour involved a drive through Tromso centre (that took 2 minutes) and then a drive over the spectacular bridge to the Arctic Cathedral – which is really a parish church – the real cathedral is hiding in town. This church is being likened to Sydney’s Opera House. Only a Tromso marketer could say such a thing! The fascinating fact about the Arctic Cathedral – besides it not being a...

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A Traveller's Tale

Jul 3, 2016 - Home of the Mall of Norway

We left the ship today in the rain to the train station. Got our tickets and off we went to Myrdal to get the train to Flam. We were packed full on the Flamsbana...the one hour train ride to Flam. Beautiful scenery...valleys, rivers, waterfalls. Flam with its population of 350 is located at the end of Aurlandsfjorden, a branch of Sognefjorden. Flam is very much a tourist area with 400,000 tourists a year. Most coming just for the day either by cruise ship, train or bus. We went on a fjord safari... RIB boat out on the fjord. We came across...

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Jun 3, 2016 - Arrive Flam

Friday June 3 We woke really early (6:25) in order to sit on our balcony and watch the view as we sailed up the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord, with snow covered peaks in the background and small settlements and farms along the shoreline. Waterfalls were around every corner and the scenery was so spectacular that every new view was a must photograph scene. Again, we were lucky with the weather and it was a sunny, blue sky day. There is nothing like sipping fresh hot coffee while slowly cruising up a fjord with a constantly changing panorama....

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May 14, 2016 - To Molde city through mountains

Yesterday evening was also time to imagine the next steps using the information from the tourist office. So today mountains and ferries are part of the program going to Aurland north and then to a small village along the fjord. But the fist step was Flam with a fjord and a very nice view from a 600m road. Then the road went through mountains 1000m maximum but you look like being 3000 in the Alps or everywhere because the snow is so important. Then i.e now I am on the ferry to reach the village of Balestrand to find a place to camp, have...

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Jul 29, 2015 - The Train to Flam- The Norwegian Fjords

Although we were a bit disappointed with the short stay in Oslo and the long train ride to Flam, our travels took us through an area of Norway to what I believe is the lure of Scandinavia. This part of the country, the Fjords, while at the start seems to look very much like Canada, soon after the junction at Mrydale the departure from that resemblance to me was amazing. It felt like we were transported back in time, into an area remote and timeless, with the beauty of the natural waterfalls around every corner, and the simple homesteads of...

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Jul 20, 2014 - Norway

In Norway!!!! Absolutely breathtaking place!! We had the overnight ferry into Oslo which docked in the morning. After checking our bags into the hotel we got straight into explorer mode. The National Ballet and Opera building was awesome as we could walk on the roof and get an awesome view of Oslo. Unfortunately there were no performances during the time we were in the area. A short walk to Akershus Festning castle and the Noble Peace Center before it started to rain so we headed to a cafe :) a delicious vegetable quiche to share...

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Scandinavia '14

Jul 15, 2014 - Traveling the Fjords

We hopped on a steamer ferry (a means of transportation analogus to a bus in water), and bid farewell to Bergin to head north along the coast, amongst the islands, and eventually turn east into Sognefjorden, the longest (+200km) and deepest (really deep) of Norway's many fjords. Here is a map of our route. We have a stop in Balestrand for a night at the historick Kvikne's hotel, after four hours of cruising. Then back on the same boat 24 hours later to complete our voyage to Flam where we catch the train to get us back to Oslo. The fjords...

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Travels 2014

May 26, 2014 - Rest Day

Today was a rest day, a day to stop & savour the events of the past week. After breakfast we walked the mile & am half into the town. It made a nice change from siting in the motorhome all day. There were a couple of geocaches to log so we had a pleasant morning wandering around before walking back to the site for lunch. After lunch it was a chance to do a bit of washing, Viv did the clothes & I did the motorhome. Then it was a bit of reading & enjoying the sunshine. We haven't had a dull day yet. At 6pm I decided to unload my bike & go off...

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May 25, 2014 - On Top Of The World

I woke up at 3.45am with Viv remembering that she had not switched the fridge over on to the propane gas. It is powered from the engine when we are driving along but has to switch to mains electric or the propane gas when we stop for the night. So I had to get up & do the honours. It was already daylight outside so the night hours are getting less & less as we go further North. We shall soon be above the Arctic Circle where there is daylight for al the twenty four hours. We were on the road at 7.30am heading West towards the coastal fjords....

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