Norway Day 6 – Up the Coast and out to Sea


After leaving Bergen by ship last night we woke up on the waves to a glorious sunrise greeting us aboard. The western coast of Norway, rocky and snow covered on a clear morning. What a wake up that was, freezing air blowing the face as you step on deck but the coldness forgotten as you see what is around you.

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After a few more hours we arrived at our destination for today … Ålesund. A small coastal city with a great surrounding of mountains, sea and fjords. A big sight for us was to go to the top of the mountain above it and look at it in full splendour. Beautiful architecture and waterscapes makes this place look wonderful in each direction you look or round every corner you take. In the harbour there are fishing boats cleaning up from another days catch and sale of Norwegian cod and shrimp. And I have never seen cod so large in my life.

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In the afternoon our treat was to go out and see first hand the cod fishing. We went aboard a fishing vessel and went to sea. After just 15 minutes the nets from yesterday were hauled in and it is hard to say how big these fish were without sounding as I was exagerating but I wouldn’t be… they were huge!

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In the evening it was time to taste some local fish in a local restaurant. Absolutely delicious!! Tomorrow we head a lot further North again by plane and see the huskies :) Yes! We are dog sledding.

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