Cruising the Fjords

The view from Mt Floyen

I spent this last weekend cruising the Norwegian Fjords with friends. What an experience; the views were magnificent and the weather was beautiful!

Our little adventure started with a 3 hour train journey from London to Newcastle, where we boarded our ferry/cruise ship. From here we sailed overnight to Stavanger on the south-west coast of Norway. A short stop in Stavanger then we headed north, first to Haugesund and finally on to Bergen. By the time we got to Bergen, the sun was roasting after a foggy Friday night and Saturday morning.

We had two hours in Bergen, so we decided to ride the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen for a view of the fjord. It wasn’t cheap, but was well worth the ride!

The return journey was the same in reverse. Back to Haugesund, then to Stavanger which we left at midnight arriving back in Newcastle at 6pm on Sunday.

Moments to remember: On-board BBQ while leaving Newcastle(!); getting tipsy on VERY expensive beer and listening to the terrible band in the bar; eye-popping scenery while sailing up the fjords between the hundreds of little islands; the orange-tainted sunset at 10.30pm on Saturday night; whipping ‘The King’ at his own game (more than once); sunning ourselves on the deck; a visit to the bridge and meeting the Captain; almost not getting our 3 month old son back into the UK because he has no visa (but that’s a different story that I’ll blog later)!

Below are some of the photos and panoramas that we took.

Chat soon,
Del




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5 thoughts on “Cruising the Fjords

    Isabel

    (26 July 2006 - 20:33)

    Love the pics… I want all of them.. :p

    Where we going next?

    Isabel
    x

    Katt

    (27 July 2006 - 08:17)

    You realise now that I am an AWFUL shade of green with envy! You folks look like you had a good time.

    Terri

    (28 July 2006 - 07:08)

    Wow that looks great. Love the panorama photo. Glad u got ur son back ūüėČ

    Bosbefok

    (28 July 2006 - 11:16)

    Looks like you had a great time. Better to go there in Summer…no?
    Id say winter would be a bitch ūüôā
    Were the days very long up there ?
    Arent they supposed to be longer this time of the year up north ??

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