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... br> We had two buses waiting for us on the dock when we arrived in the Zodiaks and they first took us to a lookout over the fjord and the seven sisters waterfall and then they took us back down the zig zag hill and through town and up the other side to the top of the mountain langvatn.
The mountain top was pretty well covered in snow and there was the most amazing view back down the zig zag ...
The astute of you may have noticed that we are no longer heading north.
We decided that with snow still falling at Nordkapp and the weather not being great that we would head south and leave Nordkapp for another time.
We headed south towards Geiranger Fjords.
We had 2 ferry rides plus numerous tolls so it was an expensive day on the road. Not to mention going to Burger King to use the free wifi only to find after we'd ...
... as well stay here for the night and sure enough I did.
These two chaps were extremely helpful. The place was actually closed but they made me coffee and some dinner and finally showed me where my cabin was. I was the only one staying in the whole site.
It was extremely quiet around here, other than the sound of birds and the blowing of the wind there was no simply no sign of any human life at all and was simply paradise.
However as it may be paradise ...
... most spectacular and most photographed bridges in Norway.
The hour journey seemed to pass so quickly and it wasn't long before we pulled into Bjorli Station where we all disembarked, by now the snow was quite heavy as we boarded our coach for the return journey back to Andalsnes.
The road had several bends but we had a good driver with winter tyres so felt quite safe as we meandered our way back through the valley.
We felt as if we were in a black and ...
... village, glacier, fjords and said cruise ships. We decided against the final kilometer that climbed 500m of the total 1300m to the top as the legs had just about packed it in. Instead it was lunch (pita breads again) by the lake and a stroll back down. We also spotted our first wildlife in the form of some form of mole/hamster thing, pretty cute. Bonus for the day, the lovely cabin owner at the bottom let us use his showers. We now have a lazy 11-hour drive back towards Sweden.