Bergen and Geiranger.

We left the German port of Warnemunde on Sunday and travelled the 616 Nautical miles ( 1140 km) to Norway’s 2nd city Bergen approx. pop 280,000. At Bergen after berthing we were taken by bus for a short tour of the town before heading for the funicular railway. When we arrived every other tourist in Bergen was there. It took the best part of an hour to get on board for the 4 minute trip, and a half hour wait to get back down again, but what a view !!!!.  Mount Fløyen, is approx. 320 metres above sea level and these photos do not do the view justice.

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Harbour view of some of Bergen.

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Kay at the top of Mount Fløyen with some of Bergan and our ship MSC Magnifica visible tied up.

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View of Central Bergen.

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Going down in the funicular Railway, a very steep descent.

We left Bergen and sailed the 260 km to the Geiranger Fjord. . This reputedly Norway’s finest one and the following photos do not do it justice, the fjord is Magnificent and a wonder to behold. And Slartibartfast is to be congratulated for his efforts in designing these amazing fjords.

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This is part of the 11 hairpin bends above Geiranger which takes us to the  viewing platform 860m above the Fjord.

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We often wondered how do people actually build and live in the numerous houses along the Fjord.

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This is the view from the viewing point 860 m above the fjord of the ship anchored at the head of the Geiranger fjord.

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Kay and Pam taking a shower at the viewing station mentioned above.

 

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Don and Pam at viewing platform 860 above the fjord which is 280 metres deep.

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Kay at the other end of the Geiranger fjord with our ship anchored. The Geiranger Fjord is  a 15-kilometre -long branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off the Storfjorden fjord. There seems to be a never ending succession of fjords.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Bergen and Geiranger.

  1. Fred and Tammy June 19, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Ooh Wally this brings back memories. We once slept in a wooden hut at the spot where you were approx. at the 860 meter viewing spot at Geiranger. We then saw the northern lights above the mountains while laying in bed. Magnificent! Bergen we’ve been too, cannot remember soo much though. But Norway is breathtaking!
    Enjoy!

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