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by Gary G.
May 10, 2010
San Francisco, California
October 24, 2005
This was an expensive trip, but it was well worth it. The tour included a trip on the train, a bus, and a ferry through the fjords. We tried to find a way to visit Bergen, but we were unable to due to our limited time in Norway. We left Oslo on a Saturday morning and took the train to Flam. We arrived at the ferry for lunch and at the Stalheim, where we spent the night, at about 4pm, in time to enjoy the view and sunset. The next morning we got up and ate a great buffet meal, and the owner of the hotel drove us down to catch our next bus. We arrived back in Oslo later that day in time for an evening flight back to London. There are wonderful sights, and during our trip, we were able to see drastic changes in the weather, like roasting in the heat for lunch and seeing a complete blizzard a couple hours later. The highlight of the trip for me was the ferry ride through the fjords. There were amazing cliffs with waterfalls every 100 yards, with isolated farms dotted along the shores. You can find more information on this tour at http://www.norwaynutshell.com.
From journal Norway in a Nutshell Tour
July 26, 2005
The tour gives you great shots of valleys, fjords and waterfalls. High mountain passes and small towns. Quite a trip and worth every penny. Plus, it's a great way to get from Oslo to Bergen.
From journal Norway in the Summer
Cardiff, United Kingdom
January 3, 2003
It is expensive, but don't eat for a day rather than miss out!
The whole trip is a feast for the eyes. I'll break it down into sections:
The Flam Railway
The world's steepest railway, the Flam line was built by hacking a ledge into the rock face of a steep gorge. The railway takes you from Norway's bleak central plains at an altitude of 1,000m, back down to sea level at the banks of the Fjord at Flam. The scenery is stunning. They stop the train to let you photograph one particularly impressive waterfall. You'll have a great view of waterfalls, avalanche shelters, and stomach-churning cliffs all the way.
The Naeroy Fjord
A little boat takes you along the two arms of the Naeroy Fjord, one of the steepest, deepest, and most spectacular of all the fjords in Norway. The scenery in a short space of time takes in huge mountains and cliffs, alpine meadows, and tiny farms balanced precariously on mountain tops.
The bus back to Voss
The bus flies at a remarkable speed around bends so sharp that you can't believe you can get around them. The views are unbelievable (you can see your little boat on it's way back up the fjord), and the bus stops at a viewpoint so that you can snap the evidence for the folks back home.
From journal Fjord Norway