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... described. The scenery started off like a glacier, with ice everywhere and a few pockets of exposed stone. This faded into more stone and less ice, with more houses (no idea why anyone lives this remotely and in such a cold area). Next the trees appeared, along with lots of still lakes and houses everywhere, though not in high density. We napped for a bit then woke up to a drunk Norwegian a couple rows ahead of us. He was the chatty kind of drunk, striking ...
... two buildings really stood out. The first was the Oslo Opera House. At first sight it looked like a dazzling ski slope descending into the harbour. Completed in 2008, the structure is apparently mostly on or under the water and the ...
Up and off we said our goodbyes and caught the Flam railway. This is a line from Flam to Myrdal passing through the valley and climbs up 886m in its 20km journey. It's classed as one of the most spectacular railways and also I think the steepest. Lasting about an hour the views were obviously impressive cutting through the valley, passing waterfalls and finally climbing up the snowy mountain to Mrydal.
Once here we waited a short while at the tiny ...
I had the day to myself so packed a picnic and a flask of coffee and headed off from home to the neighbouring island of Bronnoya, reached by a tiny hand operated ferry. There are no cars allowed on the Island so the roads are really just tracks and it is extraordinarily beautiful and quiet. I met just a handful of walkers and locals and spent quite a magical day walking, reading and breathing in the clear ...
... into it. There are posters in every shop window, chessboards set up in the cafés and giant ones in the parks, and every television screen is showing the chess. I asked the bus driver whether chess is popular here - he said "this week it is - next week is the Arctic Race so everyone will be into cycling then". Making the must of the summer, anyway! After picking up a few bits in a bric-a-brac shop on the way back (Nordic tat!) I picked my ...