Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Coastal Path in Bergen – Walking Up Mount Floyen

Mount Floyen stands just behind Bergen and is a relatively straight forward walk from the city centre.  The funicular railway runs regularly – you can see it snaking up the hillside. The walk to the funicular leads through some particularly … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Bergen – Tall Ships and Busy Bryggen

We knew there was some sort of tall ship festival which coincided with our time in Bergen, but we didn’t realise how very busy it would be.  From afar, it all looked quite pretty. There were some magnificently beautiful ships … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Voss – The Shores of Lake Vangsvatnet

The shores of Lake Vangsvatnet allow you to indulge in a slower pace of life… …or, just yards away, something a little faster. I would have liked to have given both a go, but our time in Voss had come … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Voss – Bordalsgjelet Gorge

To the southeast of Lake Vangsvatnet stands the dramatic Bordalsgjelet Gorge. From the town, the walk over is a pleasant stroll around the edge of the lake… …then through the wooded Prestegardsmoen, and over the River Vosso. A short walk later, after … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Stalheimskleiva

They say that if you ascend too quickly you get the bends.  They weren’t kidding – as our coach climbed out of Gudvangen it got very bendy indeed.  Just look at my GPS! The final stage of our Norway in a Nutshell … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – The Fjords

The fjords.  Wow.  We crowded onto the top deck and lined the sides, jostling for the best photo positions.  Amidst all this wide open space and the expansive vistas I felt as if we were a herd of cattle being … Continue reading

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Norway in a Nutshell – Flam

As the Flåmsbana reached the bottom of the line, the small village and port of Flåm came into view.  Flåm has a population of 350, but as soon as we arrived its population almost rocketed to 354, for I nearly … Continue reading

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