From Bergen I took a day trip into the mountains of the surrounding area. It started with a train ride and then bus to the tiny town of Gudvangen at the end of Nærøyfjord. I enjoyed some delicious Norwegian waffles flavored with cardamom and topped with strawberry jam.
From there I took a ferry through the Nærøyfjord and then on down the adjacent Aurlandsfjord. It was freezing and breezy on board but I was out on deck nearly the entire 2 hours, only going back inside for quick de-thawing stints. Being on the water was magical. The view was breathtaking, with the steep mountains jutting up out of the icy water. The ferry stopped at a couple amazingly remote villages along the way, which I loved getting to see. We traveled to the end of the second fjord, and finally docked at the town of Flåm.
The next leg of the journey was in a vintage train through the mountains to the town of Voss. The retro orange-y train interior was just as much a part of the delightful experience as was the spectacular view out the windows. We snaked high up into the peaks and back down. I loved being able to sit there and soak up the wild landscape. A final train ride from Voss back to Bergen finished off the wonderful day.
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.