Norway - August 2000

 

When he was about ten years old, Pete went on a School Trip to Norway. The trip leader was Mr. Harrison (known as "Harry Hopper" to us kids). Many years later my Dad remarries, and his bride was Mr. Harrison's daughter. Small world. As a kid, I had no photos of Norway, but I remember it being just beautiful and the freshest water I had ever tasted.

So, it was always in the back of my mind that that I would like to go back one day and take a camera.

Well, I had a business trip to Orlando, and at the weekend spent a day at Epcot, in Disney. They had a exhibit from Norway and my interest was rekindled. Mr. Harrison and his assistant Miss Cooper were good enough to supply me with a copy of the trip report my my school trip. So, it was decided we would retrace some of the steps I had taken some 34 years earlier.

The pictures below are scanned from film pictures, so the quality is not so good, but should give you an idea of how gorgeous Norway is.  Also, I got to take my wonderful bride, Lauri.

 

 

Our Pictures

 

001 Norway August 2000.jpg (62954 bytes) 002 Admiral Hotel Bergen.jpg (68346 bytes) 003 Historic Bryggen in Bergen.jpg (86006 bytes) 004 Historic Bryggen in Bergen.jpg (90075 bytes)
Norway in August

 

Admiral Hotel, Bergen Historic Bryggen
in Bergen

 

Historic Bryggen
in Bergen
005 Bergen Harbour.jpg (83320 bytes) 006 Bergen Harbour.jpg (85274 bytes) 007 Bergen Railway Station.jpg (84010 bytes) 008 we did a tour called Norway in a nutshell.jpg (89234 bytes)
Bergen Harbour

 

Bergen Harbour Bergen Railway Station We did a tour called
Norway in a nutshell

 

009 View from Stalheim Hotel.jpg (77280 bytes) 010 top of Stalheimskleiva Hairpins.jpg (90754 bytes) 011 Ferry port at Gudvangen.jpg (84688 bytes) 012 Our Ferry - Norway in a Nutshell.jpg (57913 bytes)
View from
Stalheim Hotel.

 

Top of Stalheimskleiva
Hairpins
Ferry port at Gudvangen Our Ferry
Norway in a Nutshell
013 Naeroyfjord - the worlds narrowest fjord.jpg (65332 bytes) 014 Naeroyfjord - the worlds narrowest fjord.jpg (49679 bytes) 015 views from our ferry.jpg (84220 bytes) 016 views from our ferry.jpg (82502 bytes)
Naeroyfjord is the
worlds narrowest fjord

 

Naeroyfjord is the
worlds narrowest fjord

 

Views from our ferry

 

Views from our ferry

 

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Lots of waterfalls

 

Lots of waterfalls

 

Great views on
Naeroyfjord

 

Great views on
Naeroyfjord.

 

021 Small ferry port on our way.jpg (93722 bytes) 022 Flam - end of our ferry ride.jpg (101586 bytes) 023 we rode the famous Flam railway.jpg (68049 bytes) 024 Flam railway.jpg (106368 bytes)
Small ferry port
on our way

 

Flam is the end
of our ferry ride

 

We rode the famous
Flam railway

 

Flam railway View

 

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Flam railway View

 

Flam railway View

 

Flam railway View

 

Hairpin Bends

 

029 Lauri at Kjosfossen Waterfall.jpg (63047 bytes)
Lauri at
Kjosfossen Waterfall
030 Lauri at Kjosfossen Waterfall.jpg (96878 bytes) 031 Huldra at Kjosfossen Waterfal.jpg (62266 bytes)
A Huldra at
Kjosfossen Waterfall
032 Pete at Kjosfossen Waterfal.jpg (88281 bytes)
Pete at
Kjosfossen Waterfall
 

 

Lauri at
Kjosfossen Waterfall

 


 

 

 

033 Dinner place b y the Bryggen in Bergen.jpg (115219 bytes) 034 Dinner.jpg (64543 bytes) 035 morning fish market in Bergen.jpg (87840 bytes) 036 morning fish market in Bergen.jpg (70683 bytes)
Dinner place by the
Bryggen in Bergen

 

Dinner

 

Morning fish market
in Bergen
Morning fish market
in Bergen

 

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Morning fish market
in Bergen

 

Morning fish market
in Bergen

 

Morning fish market
in Bergen

 

Morning fish market
in Bergen

 

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Elk and Reindeer
products

 

Elk and Reindeer
products

 

Our Nissan Micra

 

Views on the way
to Sandane

 

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Views on the way
to Sandane
Love the Grass Roof

 

Views on the way
to Sandane

 

Views on the way
to Sandane

 

049 I had to photograph this.jpg (43998 bytes) 050 Vadheim.jpg (50946 bytes) 051 sandane.jpg (96903 bytes) 052 Gloppen Hotel - Dandane.jpg (92775 bytes)
I had to photograph this

 

Vadheim

 

Sandane

 

Gloppen Hotel - Sandane

 

053 This was Sivertsons Hotel years ago.jpg (104721 bytes) 054 Back on the road.jpg (63438 bytes) 055 Church.jpg (59743 bytes) 056 View from the car.jpg (59705 bytes)
Gloppen Hotel was
called Sivertsons
Hotel years ago

 

Back on the road
Church

 

View from the car

 

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Goats

 

Goats

 

Approaching
Briksdal Glacier

 

Briksdalbreen

 

061 Lauri near Briksdal Galcier.jpg (110861 bytes) 062 Briksdalbreen.jpg (81385 bytes) 063 the base of the glacier.jpg (82727 bytes) 064 the base of the glacier.jpg (88930 bytes)
Lauri near
Briksdal Galcier

 

Briksdalbreen

 

The base of the glacier

 

The base of the glacier

 

065 the base of the glacier.jpg (89316 bytes) 066 the base of the glacier.jpg (88665 bytes) 067 Pete getting close to the ice.jpg (60167 bytes) 068 Lauri getting close to the ice.jpg (63981 bytes)
The base of the glacier

 

The base of the glacier

 

Pete getting close
to the ice

 

Lauri getting close
to the ice

 

069 Pete.jpg (85862 bytes) 070 Lauri.jpg (51039 bytes) 071 Guided trip on the Glacier.jpg (87142 bytes) 072 Pete ready to go.jpg (73944 bytes)
Pete

 

Lauri

 

Guided trip on the Glacier

 

Pete ready to go

 

073 our group.jpg (71801 bytes) 079 Lauri.jpg (40296 bytes) 075 Lauri with Eli - our guide.jpg (80068 bytes) 076 Pete and Eli.jpg (67162 bytes)
Our group

 

Lauri

 

Lauri with Eli - our guide

 

Pete with Eli - our guide

 

077 Pete and Lauri on Briksdal Glacier.jpg (73597 bytes) 078 Eli demonstrates walking on ice.jpg (136170 bytes) 074 Lauri with Belt Rope Crampons and Ice Pick.jpg (103571 bytes) 080 Pete.jpg (37061 bytes)
Pete
Pete and Lauri on
Briksdal Glacier

 

Eli demonstrates
walking on ice

 

Lauri with Belt, Rope,
Crampons and Ice Pick

 

 

 

081 Sunset views between Briksdal and Sandane.jpg (88842 bytes) 082 Sunset views between Briksdal and Sandane.jpg (55402 bytes) 083 driving from Sandane to Geirangerfjord.jpg (52012 bytes) 084 driving from Sandane to Geirangerfjord.jpg (82972 bytes)
Sunset views between
Briksdal and Sandane

 

Sunset views between
Briksdal and Sandane

 

Driving from Sandane
to Geirangerfjord

 

Driving from Sandane
to Geirangerfjord

 

085 Lauri scaring the sheep.jpg (66300 bytes) 086 waterfall at Hellesylt.jpg (101804 bytes) 087 Hellesylt ferry terminal.jpg (56321 bytes) 088 west end of Geirangerfjord.jpg (47762 bytes)
Lauri scaring the Sheep

 

Waterfall at Hellesylt

 

Hellesylt ferry terminal

 

West end of
Geirangerfjord

 

089 Cruise Ship.jpg (69155 bytes) 090 farm on Geirangerfjord.jpg (87916 bytes) 091 Seven sisters waterfall.jpg (86232 bytes) 092 Seven sisters waterfall.jpg (98173 bytes)
Cruise Ship

 

Farm on Geirangerfjord

 

Seven sisters waterfall

 

Seven sisters waterfall

 

093 Seven sisters waterfall.jpg (119739 bytes) 094 Suitor waterfall.jpg (89593 bytes) 095 coming into port at Geiranger.jpg (64953 bytes) 096 coming into port at Geiranger.jpg (77760 bytes)
Seven sisters waterfall

 

Suitor waterfall

 

Coming into port at
Geiranger

 

Coming into port at
Geiranger

 

097 coming into port at Geiranger.jpg (88298 bytes)
Coming into port at
Geiranger
098 Lauri met a Troll.jpg (164071 bytes) 099 Geiranger from the Hill.jpg (80811 bytes)
Geiranger from the Hill
That is a full sizes cruise
ship in the Fjord
100 Geiranger from the hill.jpg (79121 bytes)
Geiranger from the Hill
 

 

Lauri met a Troll

 

 

 

101 Geiranger from the north west.jpg (86922 bytes) 102 Geiranger from the east.jpg (105829 bytes) 103 our last view of Geirangerfjord.jpg (76990 bytes) 104 our last view of Geirangerfjord.jpg (63277 bytes)
Geiranger from the
North West

 

Geiranger from the East

 

Geirangerfjord

 

Our last view of
Geirangerfjord

 

105 Pete in Norwegian woods.jpg (111894 bytes) 106 Lauri in Norwegian woods.jpg (121692 bytes) 107 Geiranger.jpg (72226 bytes) 108 road from Geiranger.jpg (32460 bytes)
Pete in Norwegian woods

 

Lauri in Norwegian woods

 

Geiranger

 

Road from Geiranger

 

109 mountais blurred by the rain.jpg (34156 bytes)
Mountains blurred
by the rain
110 mountais blurred by the rain.jpg (47141 bytes)
Mountains blurred
by the rain
111 Norwegian Farm.jpg (84553 bytes)
Norwegian Farm
112 another Fjord.jpg (131193 bytes)
 

 

 

 

 

Another Fjord

 

113 Reindeer.jpg (85232 bytes) 114 Reindeer.jpg (104399 bytes) 115 snow near the road.jpg (112171 bytes) 116 these goats wanted feeding.jpg (63758 bytes)
Reindeer

 

Reindeer

 

Snow near the road These goats wanted
feeding

 

117 National Glacier Center at Fjaerland.jpg (64817 bytes) 118 Lauri at Jostalbreen.jpg (84576 bytes) 119 Urnes ferry across Lustrafjord.jpg (68377 bytes) 120 Lustrafjord from Urnes Stave Church.jpg (53439 bytes)
National Glacier Center
at Fjaerland

 

Lauri at Jostalbreen

 

Urnes ferry across
Lustrafjord

 

Lustrafjord from
Urnes Stave Church

 

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Raspberry picking
at Urnes

 

Urnes Stave Church

 

Urnes Stave Church

 

Urnes Stave Church

 

129 Pete at the Church Door.jpg (118105 bytes) 132 external wood carvings.jpg (127073 bytes) 127 The wooden Staves are Vertical.jpg (81723 bytes)
The wooden Staves
are Vertical
128 The wooden Staves are Vertical.jpg (101430 bytes)
Pete at the Church Door External wood carvings

 

The wooden Staves
are Vertical

 

131 external wood carvings.jpg (76441 bytes) 130 Bracing inside because the Church was leaning.jpg (78747 bytes) 126 Urnes Stave Church.jpg (54897 bytes) 125 Graves at Urnes Stave Church.jpg (74283 bytes)
External wood carvings

 

Bracing inside because
the Church was leaning

 

Urnes Stave Church

 

Graves at Urnes
Stave Church

 

133 more views from the road.jpg (79908 bytes) 134 more views from the road.jpg (74873 bytes) 135 Kaupanger Stave Church.jpg (51515 bytes) 136 Kaupanger Stave Church.jpg (46986 bytes)
Views from the road

 

Views from the road

 

Kaupanger Stave Church

 

Kaupanger Stave Church

 

137 Kaupanger Stave Church.jpg (72248 bytes)
Kaupanger Stave Church
138 Kaupanger Stave Church.jpg (118135 bytes) 139 Borgund Stave Church.jpg (90762 bytes)
Borgund Stave Church
140 Borgund Stave Church.jpg (89371 bytes)
Borgund Stave Church

 

Kaupanger Stave Church

 

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Borgund Stave Church

 

Borgund Stave Church Borgund Stave Church

 

Borgund Stave Church

 

145 Stave Church and Bell tower.jpg (80058 bytes) 146 the modern church is used today.jpg (86102 bytes) 144 checking the tar exterior.jpg (102099 bytes) 143 Lauri in the Gallery.jpg (77374 bytes)
Stave Church and Bell tower

 

Modern church used today Checking the tar exterior Lauri in the Gallery

 

149 Dragons to scare evil spirits away.jpg (87319 bytes) 150 Lauri in the rain.jpg (216310 bytes) 151 pile of rocks beside the road.jpg (80753 bytes)
Pile of rocks
beside the road
152 from Tonjum to Aurlandsvangen.jpg (80275 bytes)
From Tonjum to
Aurlandsvangen
Dragons to scare evil
spirits away

 

Lauri in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

153 Petes snow angel.jpg (39579 bytes) 154 Lauri.jpg (97736 bytes) 155 Cold water.jpg (88667 bytes) 156 another fjord.jpg (50105 bytes)
Petes snow angel

 

Lauri

 

Cold water

 

Another fjord

 

157 Aurlandsfjord.jpg (83746 bytes) 158 Aurlandsfjord viewed from Aurlandsvangen.jpg (68496 bytes) 159 Tunnel.jpg (83708 bytes) 160 more goats.jpg (79091 bytes)
Aurlandsfjord

 

Aurlandsfjord

 

Tunnel

 

More Goats

 

 

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Another fjord

 

Another fjord

 

Back in Bergen

 

Back in Bergen
165 the Bryggen.jpg (111202 bytes) 166 The Bryggen.jpg (84920 bytes) 167 boats at the quay.jpg (64635 bytes) 168 our hotel.jpg (77626 bytes)
The Bryggen
Bergen

 

The Bryggen
Bergen

 

Boats at the quay

 

Our hotel

 

169 Bergen from Floien.jpg (93996 bytes) 170 Bergen from Floien.jpg (71966 bytes) 171 Bergen from Floien - up the Fernicular Railway.jpg (90825 bytes) 172 Bergen from Floien.jpg (91886 bytes)
Bergen from Floien

 

Bergen from Floien

 

Bergen from Floien.
Accessed by Funicular
Railway

 

Bergen from Floien

 

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Bergen from Floien
174 Bergen from Floien.jpg (75118 bytes)
Bergen from Floien
175 Pete at Floien.jpg (87858 bytes)
Pete at Floien
176 Lauri met a Troll.jpg (204010 bytes)
Lauri met a Troll

 

A Huldra is a creature which appears as a beautiful and well dressed woman. however, they have a cows tail and are hollow in the back. They appeared to young men and and tried to lure them to underground creatures. If married, their tail would fall off, but she becomes a long nosed, wrinkled old witch very quickly.

A Troll is an Earth Spirit.