Last Fall we saw fiords down in New Zealand, but now we are on the other side of the world where the same geological phenomena are called fjords. Join us for a pictorial tour of the Flam Railway in Norway.
Flam is a port on a fjord on the North Sea. From there we took a scenic railway up into the mountains.
Last night we cruised from Bergen up the coast of Norway in the North Sea. We will visit ports for the rest of our holiday. First stop is the port of Flam.
Due to Chuck’s condition this is best for us now. We do not have to pack or unpack for a week.
We are on a small French cruise line called Ponant on a ship called Le Boreal.
There are only about 200 passengers on board.
It was a very comfortable ship though much too cold to swim.
This morning at breakfast, we cruised through a large fjord to Flam.
The scenery in the mountains was beautiful.
There were waterfalls everywhere. Though not as many as we saw in a fiord in New Zealand last year. You can read about it here. I don’t think we’ll ever see that many waterfalls in one place ever again.
The Norwegian villages were quaint and pretty.
We made two stops to stretch our legs.
Finally, we got back to Flam, and we made some of our best buys for family souvenirs. The Norwegians are known for their jewelry, especially pewter and silver necklaces and earrings. Their woolens are nice, but I was jaded after discovering New Zealand’s blend of merino wool and possum fur. Their possum isn’t like ours. It doesn’t look like ours, and its fur is soft.
We left Flam and sailed back through the fjord back into the North Sea. This is goodbye to Norway, and we hope to return someday. We only visited a small part of their country.
Tonight we sail across the North Sea to the Shetland Islands.