Swedapura goes to Norway (Part 1)

Ever since I started this space, I have been trying my very best to update at least once a week. This week I am slightly late because I was in Norway!

To be more exact (since Norway is so big), I was in Bergen – Voss – Flåm – Aurland. It was an extremely short and hectic trip but I thought I should share some pictures from the trip to showcase the beauty of Norway. My advice to anyone considering a trip to Norway is to skip Oslo and just head straight for the Fjords. Your money will be well spent, I promise.

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This was one of my first main stops on my trip, the Stegastein Viewpoint. It is 650 metres above sea level, overlooking the fjord and mountains. For anyone that has a fear of heights (aka my mum), I don’t know if this would be your favourite spot because there is only a piece of glass that separates you from the view. It is truly truly breathtaking though and worth the very steep drive up.

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One of the many pictures I took from the view point. I was there on a slightly more cloudy day but it was still lovely nonetheless.

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We took a drive slightly further up where there was no glass separating us from the view and even though it was drizzling and there were strong winds, we stood there for quite a bit to soak in the view.

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I stayed at Myrkdalen Hotel which is also a ski resort and I think it is one of the nicer hotels in the Fjords area. The hotels closer to the fjords are more historic and older so if you prefer a more modern and fresh hotel, I would say that this hotel is a good option. I have no complains at all waking up to this view!

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The next main pit stop for my trip was the Flåm railway, touted as the most beautiful train journey in the world. It was about a one hour train ride up to the top from Flåm  to Myrdal.

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Along the way, there was a photo stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall and I was there at a time where the sun was in a bad position but the point of the photo is the waterfall and the lady dancing in the background.

While the train ride was beautiful, I would have personally liked to have been hiking instead of being on the train because I felt like there was not enough time to enjoy the view. Anyone planning to visit should try to factor in some time for a hike (even if it is just from one train station to the other!).

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Including this in just for fun because I can now say that I drank Voss water while in Voss. I don’t know what makes Voss water special because it tasted just like normal water, hahaha!

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Finally ending with a cliche aeroplane shot but it is very nice to fly during sunset! I hope that this short post on Norway has piqued your interest in possibly visiting this beautiful country. I will be back with a part two in the weeks to come but in the mean time, have a great week ahead!

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