i’ve posted pictures from my two days in Norway to flickr but had to write a little post urging y’all to make sure to see the fjords at least once in your lives. yes, Norway is pricey. yes, Norway in a Nutshell is pricey. but yes, it’s so worth it especially if your time is limited and you don’t mind being handheld with a bunch of other sightseers. i went in the middle of May; i can only imagine how great it would look in another 4-6 weeks once the trees get a little more foliage. on the flip side, though, it will be quite a bit busier. whichever season you decide to go in, though, i know you won’t be disappointed.
sidebar the fjords are now the second item on my “i never thought i’d enjoy this splurge as much as did and now am convinced everyone should do it at least once” list. first? an African safari.
there are several different Norway in a Nutshell routes, but this is how i did it (with the extra time in Flåm as i discussed in an earlier post):
|Departure from||Arrival to|
|08:40||Bergen||09:54||Voss – The Bergen Railway|
|10:00||Voss||11:10||Gudvangen – Bus|
|11:45||Gudvangen||14:10||Flåm – Fjord cruise|
|17:25||Flåm||18:17||Myrdal – The Flam Railway|
|18:39||Myrdal||20:40||Bergen – The Bergen Railway|
some selected pictures, though pictures can never do these landscapes justice: