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At 7.30am we boarded the 'Njord" our express boat for the 5½ hour cruise through the Sognefjord and Aurland fjords to Flam. It was a relatively new boat and contained all the mod cons including a great café so we were happy to sit back and enjoy a comfortable and pleasant cruise.
We cruised out of Bergen Harbour then through the …
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On Wednesday I went on a day trip to the Hardangerfjord!! Woohooo what a name and what a trip!
It was an organised trip but self managed. The day started with a train trip from Bergen to Voss (a taste of what is to come when I do the full trip to Oslo), then a bus trip from Voss to Ulvik, a ferry across to Eidfjord, a bus trip to Norway's largest waterfall Voringsfossen, the ferry to Norheimsund and the final leg a bus back ...
... it was through a final long tunnel and out into the sunshine and down on the valley floor to Flam.
We had an hour in Flam to look around. We went into the Railway Museum and learned about the men and ,ethods of those who built this engineering feat. Flam sits at the end of Sognefjord or King of all fjords. It is the longest and deepest of all, testimony to that was the fact that the P&O Oriana was tied up at the dock. We found a ...
... well-marked. You don't really run the risk of getting lost. Secondly, this is a relatively safe area. While I know that no places is 100% safe, you're not exactly likely to get attacked by a person, although I can't speak for the sheep. Really, the only risk you run is of falling, because it was very slippery in some places. I would generally suggest trying to go with a second person for safety, as if you go early, it might be a long time before somebody comes ...
... Flåm Railway, or get another train from the top towards Haugastøl which extended the ride to 83km. Guess which one we went for..
The drive from Oslo to Flam had some absolutely amazing views! Most beautiful I have seen by a long way. We weren't far out of Flåm after the drive from Oslo when we came across a camp ground on the edge of a river. Enquired about rooms and turned out to be pretty cheap for our own bungalow so we got amongst ...
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- Free parking