- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... to the Fjærland area in the north. The Fjærland area is surrounded by mountains and water. The only other access to the Fjærland area comes via the Fjærland Tunnel which connects to Jølster municipality to the north. The Jostedalsbreen National Park lies in the far northern part of the municipality. The Jostedalsbreen glacier is partially located in Sogndal, and it has several small glacial arms inside Sogndal: ...
... a narrow-guage railroad which runs up through a series of tunnels and behind several waterfalls to reach a glacier high above the fjord. Most of the activity at this early hour was to prepare the first trains for the steady stream of people who would soon descend on the town. In addition to the three cruise ships, ferry boats started to arrive, most filled with more tourists who were completing the so-called "Norway in a Nutshell" tour, which ...
My impression is that it's safe to assume Norwegians from the boooonies if they aren't from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and one other big city up north. Like the houses and living conditions don't look much more developed than the stuff I've seen in rural central/South America.. :x It's like Switzerland on steroids without the pretty trains and polished look. It really doesn't seem like they are trying hard at all with their tourism ...
... and then drove back again through a spectacular route. This time the longest tunnel in the world (?) 24.5 km long with 3 blue coloured cathedrals on the way. It is a long journey being 24.5 km in a tunnel with a speed limit of 80 km/h.
For the evening we had booked a ticked on the Flamsbana train, again up in the mountains. It is claimed one of the most spectacular train rides in the world, only 20 km long ...
... never done it before, here we are today!
There really is some spectacular scenery along the way, and I would still highly recommend that anybody in Norway with the time should do it, or at least visit a fjord somewhere. Two of my lasting impressions of Norway In a Nutshell is how the scenery is a lot like that of Canada, particularly in the mountains and lakes of Alberta and BC (shout out to our beautiful homeland!), and how you can't help but feel ...