All good with us. Now in Norway, weather a bit inclement, but then Bergen has about 320 wet days so we figure you would have to be lucky to strike a sunny one. Rain mainly light and certainly has not stopped us from doing what we have wanted to do.
Cobbled laneway in Stavanger
Edvard Grieg’s composer hut on the edge of the fjord near Bergen.
Funicular railway, Bergen. Travel to the top of Mt Floyen, 850 metres in length, 300metres high.
Views of Bergen from top of Mount Floyen.
View from our hotel. The Bryggen (Norweigian for wharf). A series of Hanseatic buildings lining the side of the fjord, Bergen.
Village of Telavag, played an important role in the secret North Sea boat traffic between Norway & Great Britain. Later razed by the Gestapo, woman and children held in prison camp in Norway. The men imprisoned in Nazi camp at Sachsenhausen, 31 were murdered. After the war the village was rebuilt.
St Mary’s, Bergen. Stared in 1130 & completed around 1180. The oldest building in Bergen.
Ornate pulpit, St Mary’s, Bergen
The altar, St Mary’s, Bergen.
The village of Telavag which was completely destroyed by the Gestapo in WW11, because the villagers were ferrying escaped allied fighters to the Shetland Islands and returning with supplies for the resistance fighters. The village was rebuilt after the war.
One of the many hundreds of water falls we have seen in Norway
24.5 kilometre tunnel, the longest land tunnel in the world. There are three sections coloured to mimic a sunset to help keep drivers awake. We travelled through a total of 144 tunnels in Scandinavia.
One of many ferry crossings on the fjords
View from our morning tea table to the glacier which only 20 years ago was touching the glacial pool just outside the window of the cafe.
Seven Sisters waterfall tumbling down the rock face on the Geiranger Fjord.
View down to the Geiranger Fjord where we stayed on the edge of the fjord. Thankfully that big cruise ship was only there for about 6 hours after we arrived, then it was just the beauty of the fjord.
More of Norway ….
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Amazing and tantalising pics and captions Tom and Heather. You are igniting our travelling “juices” for Scandinavia. Thanks and safe travel as always