Sunday, 5 September 2010

Norway part 1

Be warned, there are lots and lots of pictures in this post. I've tried to just show the highlights out of the hundreds I took but it was hard to narrow it down.

Day 1 - Sailing away from Southampton on the Ventura, one of the biggest cruise liners around.

Day 2 - At sea - a little bit choppy!

Day 3 - Bergen

Its easy to wake up early when this is the view from the balcony.

We did a city tour here and then went up to the top of Mount Fløien by funicular. From here you can see across the whole town and the Ventura perched in the middle bigger that anything.

Henrik Ibsen the playwright spent a long time in Bergen and this is the statue to his memory!!!! Our tour guide told us it was okay to laugh. Considering I associate his work with dark heavy subjects it was definitely a surprise.

Day 4 - Flam

This mornings view of the Sognefjord.

From here we did a full day touring. First to Gudvangen by the Nærøyfjord where they are creating a viking settlement complete with longboat in the fjord (in the middle of the pic behind the moored boats).

Then to the Tvinde Waterfall.

After lunch and a couple of different train journeys through the scenic countryside we returned to Flam, past one of the many trolls dotted around the country and a great view of the ship on the fjord.

More tomorrow.


A Garden of Threads said...

Love the new look of the blog. Fabulous pictures of your trip so far. Can't wait to see what else you have to show.

Marg said...

Love seeing the photos, it looks wonderful. I'm so glad you had a great time.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I'm glad you had a good time. A shame you didn't get the weather we are having now - sunshine and warm!

Shevvy said...

Thanks ladies.
Anne-Lise, we only had one grey day with a bit of rain, the rest was good so I can't complain about that!