(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Fjord Cruise

Continuing on our Norway in a Nutshell tour, we took a cruise from Flam up the Naeroyfjord (that’s the best my keyboard can do) and caught a bus down a terrifying windy road with all sorts of views and an excellent waterfall. Easily one of the highlights of the trip!   

A Day in Bergen

Bergen, Norway has an interesting history. It was part of the Hanseatic League between 1350 and 1750, a German trade organization that linked many ports and had an intricate system for managing trade among them.  Along with having an adorable historic port, it also has a large industrial port.  Based on comments I overheard on…

Flam: By Train and Kayak

Our Norway in a Nutshell adventure started when we caught a train from Oslo to Myrdal (Read about our Oslo adventures here and here!). We were supposed to have a half hour layover (the plan was to grab lunch) before catching the Flam railway (Europes steepest and also one of the most beautiful).  Unfortunately, our…

Oslo: an afternoon of the free things 

After a morning of museums in Oslo (discussed in a previous Blog Post) and a rather pricey lunch at a cafe, Lucas and I headed to Vigeland Park. The park contains over 200 statues by Gustav Vigeland, all of people in various positions.  The Monolith is probably the most famous piece (or at least the…

Oslo: Vikings and Old Architecture

Our 4 day whirlwind tour of Norway started off with an extremely cheap Ryanair flight to Oslo, where we caught the airport shuttle to the bus station and walked the .8 miles the rest of the way to our hotel.  Due to a late night getting in, we didn’t get the earliest start on Thursday…