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TravelPod Member ReviewsMidtnes Hotel Balestrand
B&B type feel, friendly, nice breakfast.
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... and some savings, too).
We first headed to see an enamel artist’s workshop in a nearby village. The two proprietors were a couple (married 53 years) who moved to this area 41 years ago to establish their gallery/business of firing enamel artwork onto copper. In addition to small jewelry like earrings and brooches, they also make small dishes and larger wall hangings. Rolf explained how they
take the enamel and grind their own powder for painting onto the ...
... a lot of water.
We arrived at Myrdal, which really only exists as the transfer point between the Oslo-Bergen train and the Flamsbana, a wild railroad engineering feat designed to move people (and presumably goods) between 867 meters elevation at Myrdal and 1 meter elevation at Flam – all in 20 kilometers of rail! The route is over the most difficult terrain imaginable and includes a tunnel with a near-180 degree switchback. Maximum gradient is 5.5% and normally this ...
... winds. But inside the boat was very comfortable and even had a cafe on board.
The fjord looks very interesting from the water, its sides are cliffs rising almost straight out of the water, some of which even have ice caps. Some cliffs are rocky, some are covered with trees and every flat place has a house or a farm. Overall, the fjord is a very unusual place with mountains surrounding ...
... my favourite!) annex the hotel during the day, but luckily the property is reserved for guests only after 18:00 in the afternoon. According to Conde Nast Travel magazine, the room in the hotel with the best view and that warranted its inclusion in their list of top 50 views is room 324. We stayed in... room 323! I'm sure a metre or two does not make much of a difference and it is easy to see why the magazine thought so highly of the view. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing ...
... Norway, a small town of 13-hundred on a fjord that stretches 100 miles or more inland and is something like 200 miles from Oslo. These last two-and-a-half days have been full of things to do and we've a little adventure as well. The farm we mentioned is a real working farm just outside a very small village called Lom (rhymes with "Rome" the city). They raise sheep and chickens and rent cabins for visitors like us. Our cabin had all the comforts of home, but no TV, no phone and ...