This was an incredible leg of our journey. After the seven hour (spectacular) train ride from Oslo to Bergen (click here for that article), we picked up our car and drove from Bergen to a place called Flåm. This was a fjord that we cruised on a boat.
So on the map, above, I have highlighted Oslo, on the right side, then the yellow line was the train ride, and the blue line was the road trip to Flåm. As you can see, it was pretty mountainous terrain, which means pretty awesome pictures!
We made a few stops along the way to stretch our legs and enjoy the beauty that was all around us.
And you may recall from the Oslo article that we were accompanied by our friends, Marie (left), from New York, and BiBi, who hails from Bulgaria but joined us from the UK.
To reduce my footprint on my content server, I have created an online gallery for your enjoyment. Please click the link below to open the gallery:
Once you open the link, click on a picture to enlarge it, then just scroll right and left to see more.
Once we arrived in Flåm, we were utterly shocked to see a full sized cruise liner docked at this tiny little town.
The direction he is facing is a dead end. We would have loved to see how he got out, but he was gone by the time we returned from our cruise.
The giant ship made our little cruise boat look small by comparison. We took this boat on a one and a half hour cruise through the magnificent Norwegian mountains and back again.
Refer to the map, above. See Flåm on the upper left side of the map. We took the boat from there, down and around the mountains, then up the other side to Gudvangen. Then we came back by the same route.
As with the other areas, I took so many unbelievable photographs. Once again, I have created an online gallery so that you can see all of the pictures instead of just a few. Please click the link below to view the gallery:
Photo gallery of the Flåm cruise (click)
- Once inside the gallery, click on a picture to enlarge it, then scroll left and right to see more.
So we had started the day with a long drive through the twisting, winding and beautiful mountain roads. We arrived at the small town of Flåm for a three hour cruise among the legendary Norwegian mountain range along the fjord. By the time we drove another thirty or so minutes to our cabin, it was getting a little late.
Are these not the cutest little cabins you ever saw?
And wow, I am glad I have the pictures to prove how incredibly picturesque our views were from the back balconies of our cabins!
What a nice way to end a major leg of our amazing Norwegian journey. The four of us (thanks for snapping the pic BiBi) sat and sipped wine while talking of our adventures and planning what lies ahead. Truly blessed.