Norway, a land of beautiful fjords and epic scenery. A land filled with lots of snow and pure, clean water.
A land that I considered too expensive until we got an incredible deal on a seven day cruise to Norway in August. Norway, here we come!
Sleeping and eating on the cruise ship will bring a visit to Norway within our budget (not to mention the fact that it will allow us to experience the Fjords from the incredible vantage point of the water!)
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So, what experiences am I most looking forward to in Norway?
Three relaxing days cruising the fjords: I am really looking forward to relaxing on a deck chair reading a book and watching the lush, green fjords drift by. As a bonus, the sun doesn’t set in Norway in summer time until almost10:00pm, giving me more time to get that perfect photo.
Learning about the Vikings in Oslo: Yes, I am from Minnesota, and no, I am not talking about our pathetic football team. I am a history geek, and seeing real, honest to gosh Viking ships at the Viking Ship Museum is something that makes me really excited!
The Flam Railway: This railway was literally build right through the mountains, and it is considered one of the steepest railroads in the world (more than 80% of the 20 kilometer route is on a 55% grade). The route includes steep curves, one of a kind water falls, fjords and pristine mountain lakes. This is a must do on our list!
Pulpit Rock: Pulpit rock seems to be one of those iconic Norway images that I keep seeing as I am doing my travel research around the internet.
I know, that also means that it is touristy (though I am hoping that 4 hours of hiking will discourage many of the people on the cruise ship with us that day from seeing it on foot.) The reward for my efforts-an incomparable vista and burning off a few calories from the cruise.
Anybody else been on a cruise to Norway? Any recommendations about what to see in Norway ?
Anybody else on the Ryndam with us departing Amsterdam on August 11th?