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... boarded the Flam Scenic Train. This train ride is listed as one of the top 20 prettiest train rides in the world. It certainly lived up to it's title. The scenery was gorgeous. Steep mountains, beautiful valleys, and many waterfalls. At one point the train stops so passengers can get out to take pictures of a particularly beautiful waterfall. Also at this ...
... and bakeries were closed as it was Sunday - the same problem we had a fortnight ago when we reached Denmark!
From Kronsberg we headed north up an increasingly narrow river valley, a bit like the Buller and Shenandoah in the South Island.
After 80 kms we started some serious climbing to eventually emerge above the treeline of the large pine plantations we had been travelling through.
We eventually got up into tundra country above the scrub which looked a bit ...
... Lived up to its expectations. Takes about an hour to get to Flam. Still snow at 2500 feet elevation. Waterfalls everywhere you look. Not just little trickles. Hundreds of feet tall just pouring water. We get off 2 stops before Flam at Hareina. Seems like multiple ways to pronounce it. We fashion our pronunciation on that of Ingre, the wife of the owner of the cabin we've rented. She gives us directions over the phone the day before. So walk ...
... check tickets, we gave him ours and he stamped one and asked for the other. “Other? That's all the tourist bureau gave us. We explained our situation and he said he’d get back to us. Ooops, worst case scenario we buy another ticket, worser case someone doesn't go (not really), what about the other train and the fjord ride, will we have a problem on each leg of the journey. A little air of concern apparent here. He later returns and writes on our ticket with ...
... so you have an unprecedented view of the fjord. As you climb higher, trees are disappearing and you reach places where even today - middle of July and 30 degrees there is still snow. A very desolate landscape with snow patches, melting snow forming rivers and falls and hardly any visitors.
This is probably Norway at its best. We really enjoyed, stopped many times to take a short walk into the snow and ...