Tour of Norway - Oslo and Sogneford (Days 1 and 2)
Trip Start Apr 15, 2003
136Trip End Sep 01, 2011
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We flew in to Oslo on a Friday afternoon and met Chris' parents in preparation for a train trip through the forest to Myrdal from where we transferred to a small gauge railway to Flam and then a fast ferry down the longest fjord in Norway - the Sognefjord.
Viking Ship Museum. The 3 Viking ships are the best preserved in the world. They were found in burial mounds and the museum contains many of the other items found in the mounds - such as sleds and ceremonial carts, textile goods and other items.
The Flåm Railway, one of the worlds steepest railway lines on normal gauge. It twisted and turned 2800 feet down to the small town of Flam, on the Sognefjord, stopping along the way for a quick photo opp, including a singing woman, at the Kjosfossen waterfall.
The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway and the 2nd longest in the world. The fast boat from Flam to Bergen took over 4 hours! And trust us, it was a fast boat! At first we had the bright idea that we should grab a spot outside, but once that boat got going it was really cold and windy.
Melanie and Chris
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