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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) ...
... mentioned, Gudvangen is small, such that there is really nowhere to eat except the overpriced restaurant at the tourist center near the port. Due to a lack of options, we were relegated to shopping for groceries for dinner at the gas station/market. The end result being a chicken-tomato soup we threw together...certainly not the greatest. Another long hike after dinner and then it was lights out (even though it didn't get completely dark until some time after 10 ...