scandinavia: the fjords, norway

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Here we go--the fjords! Coming from the tropics where there is all sun and lush, bright greens, Norway for me was subdued and mystical. When I got to the fjords, all I could feel was that I was surrounded by eerie, majestic magic that all one could do is stare in quiet reverence. Getting moments like this while in hectic itinerary is one of the best souvenirs one could get in traveling.

From Thon Hotel Opera, we walked to the connecting hall to Oslo train station to Myrdal. It took us about 4 hours, but with such great views, there were no complaints.

Some views from the train ride. It was amazing. We got some city views in sunshine and then suddenly ice-covered mountains like we were in Iceland.

We then took the Flam Railway which is described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. It was I think about an hour, and it took us from Myrdal to Sognefjord. There was some stop to take photos by a huge waterfall called Kjosfossen and witness the dance of Huldra, the mythical forest spirit lives underground until an unmarried man approaches. She uses her seductive beauty, dressed in bright red with her long blonde hair to lure her prey. It is said that the performance is conducted by students of the Norwegian Ballet School. Rain or no rain, the whole stunt was nothing short of amazing.

We ate lunch in Flam and went on to our much-awaited cruise! In a large ship, we traveled through Naeroyfjord, which is said to be the wildest and most beautiful part of the famous Sognefjord. I lost track of how many waterfalls we've seen. I think when you're there, all you have to do is be there, completely and bask in all the grandeur.

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The Tour
All arranged by  Kuoni Global Travel Services  which is a global group travel provider. Kuoni offers customized group tours.

Food in Flam
We ate at Furukroa Cafe for lunch and they had rice, but I think that's not their forte but still grateful to have rice! 😂 Reindeer is available to eat in Norway, but I just didn't have the heart to try.

This post is part of the Scandinavia series. All transportation, accommodation, itinerary, and meals are sponsored by  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines  and  Kuoni Global Travel Services .


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