We saw so much in Norway and it’s hard to know just what to post about. I have a ton of photos and it’s so nice to have some people who want to look at them so I’m just going to keep going until I run out of material. On our way north to fjord country (even though we’d already seen one), we stopped at a little place called Skudeneshavn, called a “perfectly preserved village”. It was another charming village on the water and there wasn’t a weed or piece of trash to be seen and every building was freshly painted and usually had lovely flowers in pots in front of them.
Up in a little park was this rock. They called it the Moon Rock. It looks a bit like the moon but it was thought to be a meteor that fell from the sky for years until a study was done by a geologist who said it was a rock like those found in Northern Norway and was probably bought down by ice. It was about 100,000 years old. I love stuff like this.
Next was Bergen, the gate to fjord country. It was a great city with fantastic architecture. It was the first time we ran into a lot of tourists. Norway isn’t packed with people like you would see in New York City or Paris. Most of the highways are just two lanes as there isn’t an enormous amount of traffic to be handled. It reminded me of my childhood being in the car with my parents going through each town as you drove along, not driving mindlessly along on giant freeways bypassing so many interesting things. There were, of course, times when you were stuck behind a truck or tractor but for the most part traffic flowed.
Sogneffjord. While beautiful, it just wasn’t as dramatic as our first one. No smooth water or high cliffs, just green mountains. The boat moved much more quickly than our first one moving at such a fast clip that it was almost impossible to stand outside to take photos with feeling like you were in a wind tunnel. Even so, it took 5 1/2 hours to reach our destination.
We stopped several times at various places to pick up or let off passengers but I was really surprised when they stopped along side another boat to let passengers get on it to explore another area of the fiord.