Sunday, September 22, 2013

Traveling Together


The road between Geiranger and Eidsdal is known as Ørnevegen (Eagle Road). The last turn is a hairpin bend known as Ørnesvingen (Eagle Bend) and offers an extraordinary view over the Geirangerfjord. Beyond a wooden gate, a steep path leads you to the tip of the headland. 
From here, the view is even more stunning as you can see the magnificent Seven Sisters waterfalls, 
its white waters standing out against the sombre rockface as they roll down to the dark
 green waters of the fjord.

One of the features of Trafalgar tours is the Be My Guest dinners.  This is
where we join people from the local community for a meal.  In Bergen, we went to a farm-turned-into-restaurant just outside of town.  We were given a tour of the farm  and then were given a great meal of Norwegian specialties.  Following the dinner the staff all lined up to bid us goodbye.

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen, 150 m from Fisketorget – the fish market – and Bryggen wharf, and it takes just 10 minutes to walk to the lower station from where the cruise ships dock along Bryggen. The journey up to Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, and at the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen.


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