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... II boat from Estonia that was hiding from the Nazi's in the fjord. The Nazi's had fired at it, but had hit the township instead, and the people of Flam were not happy. So the people of Flam invited the sailors to a huge party with dancing and drink - and while all the sailors were preoccupied the people of Flam put holes in the bottom of the boat and sunk it. We paddled back to the boat house, pulled the kayaks out of the water and changed our clothes. We wandered the ...
... in this region. We stopped a couple of times to enjoy the breathtaking views, had pick nick with a view on a beautiful river and snow not far away. And of course a very spectacular waterfall!
One thing is spectacular here, the water is so clear as if it comes directly out of a tap. They say you can even drink it without problem.
Throughout the whole route there were very spectacular views, lots of sheep ...
... even more, when people from all over the World travel to Norway, and gush about scenery that is so similar to ours.
The second thing is the amusement at seeing how many Spanish tourists like to visit Norway in the summer, which I was told six years ago by multiple Spaniards, is because they like to escape the heat of their home country! You can't blame them - if you're from the South of Spain and are accustomed to 40 C temperatures for pretty much ...
... did I actually realise just how big this lake really was.
Onwards up this walled road I head and finally I arrive at the summit where
I find a large car park and a ski slope. Looking up the ski slope it was well
over another 1000ft or so to the top and i was so tempted to hire a pair of skis
and head on up with cameras and all. However looking at the steep mountain I
would have to ski back down I decided it was a no go!! All it would take is one
We woke to a rainy morning which was a tad disappointing -- I was sure the two rainbows the previous day would bring bright skies and cool air. I was so wrong on that prediction. We enjoyed an early breakfast, packed our lunches, gathered our belongings and headed to the train which was a mere 100 feet from the hotel. The trip to Flam was about 1.5 hours and the scenery was spectacular! Quite honestly, it ...