Norway - The Curious Sea of Fjords, August 2019
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Our next stop was Geirangerfjorden, where we stayed two nights. We drove through Åndalsnes circling around deep fjords. To the south from Åndalsnes is the troll’s path, Trollstigen. With peculiarly shaped cliffs, troll’s path creates an enchanting setting for trolls. We had the pleasure to learn about these cave dwelling creatures that evening from a book we found at the hotel.
In the afternoon, we hiked above the clouds along the edge of these sharps cliffs. At the beginning of the trail where red currants were abundant, an older couple warned us saying bad weather was coming. After a while, we didn’t have to worry about getting wet because we were completely wet. Even the European robin on the tree branch looked frustrated.
We stayed in the 17th century Tørvis Hotel with a hunter’s parlor and an elegant restaurant. Marifjøra is a good stopping point between Geiranger and Bergen and there is a little road by the hotel lined by raspberry bushes to take a stroll along the north arms of Lustrafjorden.
Following day we drove to Bergen which took the whole day. We stopped by a little town called Solvorn on the Lustrafjorden fjord. A most atmospheric town with white homes decorated with colorful flowers and a foto galleri set in a boat-house on the water. We talked about staying here next time.
In the afternoon we flew to Oslo where we would stay during our last two nights. Oslo is another sea-bound city with many ships and seagulls. In the evening, we had a simple dinner by the boats where you can choose your fresh fish in a window.