Norway ranks at the top of my list of places to see in Scandinavia. The peacefulness you feel while in Norway is something you will never forget. I try to show what my family and I experience through my words and photos on this blog, but sometimes I feel that it is hard to do a very special place the justice it truly deserves. Norway is certainly one of those places. You really need to go there in person to experience the calmness, fresh air, and the true majestic beauty of it all. No wonder it was ranked at the top of the list for most happiest countries in the world*(see link below)!
Maybe it is not our recent move that is taking me a long time to show our full Norway adventure (we have been staying in a hotel the past two weeks until we find a new place), but I believe I was really having a hard time deciding how to show such a magnificent place the way I thought it needed to be seen. I think the best I can do at this point, is to forget about what to say in words and just show the photos and hope my two posts on Norway will inspire others to add Norway to their list of places to see! So, here we go…. our Norway in a Nutshell experience in photos:
We made it to the end of the route at the stop in Flåm! Next, we spent a little time eating lunch and shopped in the enormous gift shop during our break after the train ride! About an hour and a half later, we boarded the amazing Fjord1 cruise to Gudvangen (Aurland, Undredal, Nærøyfjord, and the majestic Sognefjord- the longest and deepest fjord in the world)!
For more information on the Flåm Railway experience, please visit: Flåm Railway
For more information about The Bergen Railway, please visit: NSB
For more information about the Royal House, please visit: The Royal House of Norway
For more information on the Norway in a Nutshell tour, please visit: Norway in a Nutshell
To read the article from Forbes about the Happiest (and saddest) countries in the world in 2013, please visit: Happiest Countries
To read Part 2 of our Norway in a Nutshell adventure, please visit: Norway: Part 2
We can now mark another Red Pin Adventure off our Travel Bucket List:
Oslo-Bergen, Norway (See the Fjords and Ride on the Flåm Railway).
My upcoming posts will feature a Blog Hop, Sweden (Stockholm), and Russia (St. Petersburg)!
Norway has to be one of the most breathtaking places I have been so far in my travels! If you only had time to visit one place in Scandinavia, I would certainly put Norway at the top of your list. This post will include the last part of our Norway in a Nutshell tour (Voss & Bergen). I will post the 1st half of the adventure in my next post (Oslo, Flåm Railway & Nœrøyfjord). I’m posting them backwards so that it will show up on the blog in the correct order on the home page. Here are some highlights from the second part of our Norway in a Nutshell adventure:
The following photos are from our last stop on the Norway in a Nutshell adventure – Bergen, Norway (Mt. Floyen, Fløibanen Funicular):
For more information about Voss, please visit: Voss, Norway
For more information about Bergen, please visit: Bergen, Norway
For more information about the Fløibanen funicular, please visit: Fløibanen (Bergen)
My next post will be Part 1 of our Norway in a Nutshell adventure. We can now mark another Red Pin Adventure off our Travel/Life Bucket List:
Oslo – Bergen, Norway (See the Fjords & Ride on the Flåm Railway)