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Is it all it's cracked up to be?…yes. Fjords, all the way!
Train from Oslo-Myrdal then all aboard the Flam railway that transports you down the hillside to the fjords.
A ferry across to Balestrand for a fabulous 2 night stay at the Kviknes-an old style hotel where you wonder if a set of twins may appear at the end of the hall …
... wherever seems appealing at the moment. With fjords, mountains, glaciers, old buildings, hiking trails, and roadways, we never fail to keep ourselves entertained.
Of course, there are none of the well-known rental companies here in Balestrand, so I arranged to rent from a local that started out with one car a few years ago and is now up to eight or so. I reserved the car several months ago, but received a message from the owner last week asking if we’d be willing ...
... imagine, these are really popular and the tour can be quite crowded. Our “Broken Nutshell” tour involves trains, ferries, and a rental car along with hotels in the less (international) touristy town of Balestrand.
We awoke fairly early to get our backpacks loaded and headed down to breakfast. We had a good meal and Dart prepared sandwiches with lunch meats and croissants for our train lunch. A quick 10 minute walk to the station brought us to the regional train ...
Oh my god, Norwegians have free wifi everywhere!! I've been seriously getting by just fine with my iPhone, even though I've been in the boonies and taking public transportations.
So today we said good bye to Solvorn, our home for the last 4 days. We are now headed to Bergen, a town on the west coast that is a UNESCO world heritage site. We had two choice: bus inland, which would be the fastest or bus to Leikanger (nearly 2 hours with wait and bus change) ...
... the side road, followed it for a little while but it quickly turned to gravel. However the gravel was well packed and the bike felt stable, so I persisted for a while until we came to a tunnel through the rock face going up hill. Now this is the first tunnel I've ever seen with a gravel (quickly turning to clay) road, and of course the tunnel had no lighting so as soon as I entered it the only light I had was from the headlight of the bike. With poor visibility, what ...