When people ask what my favorite part of my July trip to Scandinavia was they are usually very surprised when I sawThe Norwegian Fjords. I have always been a city girl so people think it would be my visits to Copenhagen in Denmark or the Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Now don’t get me wrong, both cities were gorgeous and I highly recommend them but there was something just so magical about the fjords.
The Norwegian Fjords were one of the prettiest places I have ever been and I am so glad I decided to take a full two days out of my trip to go see them. And while I usually plan all aspects of my solo trips alone for this I turned to Fjord Tours and their Norway in a nutshell® Tour (not sponsored, I wish) which I customized into a two day epic journey round trip from Oslo via Bergen. You have already seen part one of the trip, Bergen via the Norwegian Glaciers, and skipping over part two – Bergen to Voss via The Bergen Railway and Voss to Gudvangen via a coach bus I want to share with you part four.
The fourth leg of my trek through Southern Norway was an hour and a half on a premium fjord cruise boat. This boat traveled in an up arrow shape (think of the carrot above the number 6 on your keyboard) from Gudvangen to Flåm and was one of the most breathtaking experiences I have ever had in my life. From the snowcapped mountain peaks, even in July – the the tiny waterfalls that started in the clouds and ran down the sheer mountain cliffs I was just in awe. Take a look at some of the images I was able to capture even though they do not due this natural wonder justice.
And while I very rarely flip my DSLR to video mode (and it’s usually an accident when I do) a few times during this journey through the Norwegian Fjords I decided to film – take a look a a few of the clips pieced together and bare with me – video is not my strong suit!
There is still more gorgeous Fjords coming up though as I plan to recap my time in Flåm along with part five of six – Flåm to Myrdal via The Flam Railway and the last part of my journey the five hour journey from Myrdal to Oslo on The Bergen Railway in a post coming soon!
Would you visit the Norwegian Fjords?