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Norway – Mountains, Fjords and Reflections

After the crazy action adventures of the first 3 days we have today been treated to a sightseeing extravaganza. Mountains for a start of course is a subject very close to my heart and passions plus the beauty of the fjords is something that I have dreamt of seeing.

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First came the drive over the mountains as we headed West. Wow, it is pure winter here and looking at all the snow, height and pure open space all I wanted to do was put on my boots, pick up my backpack and walk. Every bend we took brought new sights above and below. It is so hard to explain how great it all looked.

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Suddenly we also came upon and went through the 22 km long Lærdal tunnel that cuts through the rest of the mountains and brings us out at our first destination….  Flåm. A little place we are well advised is very very packed with tourists in the summer but on a cold winters day we seemed to have the pleasure of it to ourselves. Even better when we were treated to beer tasting in the brewery 🙂

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Then it was all aboard the ferry and out onto the fjord….. Incredible. Absolutely stunning. All pictures I had seen of the fjords in the past were in full summer with green summer. However we were treated to a black and white winter wonderland with blue skies, clear still water, ice waterfalls, and snowy frozen rock faces. To be there simply made me speechless. We even got a glimpse of a seal swimming in the icy water beside us.

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My visual appetite is well and truly being treated here and today has been special for that.  we have now arrived in Voss for an overnight stay and then onto the slopes for alpine downhill skiing. lets hope I can stay upright longer than I did with the cross country. See you tomorrow.. Paul

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. Arctic Norway – best mountains in the world!

    Spent 6 weeks North of Tromso climbing and x-country skiing. The beer at Mack brewery capped it all off.

  2. Amazing photos of the Fjords Paul and great site by the way.
    I’ve been playing with the idea to visit them myself lately but you just convinced me to plan a trip.

    Thank you and keep at it.

  3. Awesome! The pictures penetrates as much as the words. It’s as if you are there. Brrr, I can feel the freezing cold penetrating my bones! Funtastic pics.

  4. Love your photos Paul we were in Tysfjord 06/07 chasing killer whales. Your photos have brought all those memories back and how cold it was too !!! REALLY COLD !!! Thanks

  5. Stunning pics of a breathtaking country. I have looked upon some of those same sights & remember being in awe! Made me understand why so many Norwegians settled in the Pacific NW…. they look so similar in so many ways.

  6. Wow. This is a stunning collection of photos and to think you had it to yourselves is just brilliant!

    Thanks for bringing us along. Beautiful.

  7. Paul these images are AMAZING! I love Norway, went several times as a child and now after looking at your images I want to go back! Have fun tomorrow skiing x

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