Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Oslo and Bergen: Part 8 - Day 3: Norway in a Nutshell - Leg 4 (Gudvangen to Voss), Leg 5 (Voss to Bergen)

Day 3

Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 3.

4/8 Day 3: Norway in a nutshell - Leg 1 (Oslo to Myrdal) -- Leg 2 (Myrdal to Flåm) -- Leg 3 (Flåm to Gudvangen) -- Leg 4 (Gudvangen to Voss) -- Leg 5 (Voss to Bergen)

The Story

040818: After the 2 hour ride from Flåm to Gudvangen, we reached rainy Gudvangen. There were 5 buses waiting for the tour, and we just hopped in to whichever that has available seats. 

The fourth leg - bus ride from Gudvangen to Voss. 6.05pm to 7.20pm.
The fifth and final leg - train ride from Voss to Bergen. 7.38pm to 9.01pm. 




We went down a winding road that was once upon a time, the only road from Gudvangen to Voss. This road closes during winter. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Oslo and Bergen: Part 7 - Day 3: Norway in a Nutshell - Leg 3 (Flam to Gudvangen)

Day 3

Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 3.

4/8 Day 3: Norway in a nutshell - Leg 1 (Oslo to Myrdal) -- Leg 2 (Myrdal to Flåm) -- Leg 3 (Flåm to Gudvangen) -- Leg 4 (Gudvangen to Voss) -- Leg 5 (Voss to Bergen)

The Story

040818: After the 1 hour ride from Myrdal to Flåm, we reached a super-congested tourist site in Flåm. Lots of restaurants and shops for the tourists. We had our overpriced lunch here. I found out it was overpriced because I compared it to the prices in Bergen. There are so many Chinese tourists here that most of the menus have Mandarin too! Regardless of the tourists and commercialised area, the mountains surrounding the town were a sight to behold. Everywhere is postcard perfect, minus the humans, of course.

The third leg - cruise ride from Flåm to Gudvangen. 4pm to 6pm. It was a free seating on this ride. The ferry is a huge one, so there is ample of space to choose. There is also WiFi and sockets provided. They do cater to their customers very well. Surprisingly enough, it was not cold during the cruise. The air was warm and the ride was pleasantly cooling. Yay to that! 



Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oslo and Bergen: Part 6 - Day 3: Norway in a Nutshell - Leg 2 (Myrdal to Flam)

Day 3

Here is a summary of what is spent on Day 3.

4/8 Day 3: Norway in a nutshell - Leg 1 (Oslo to Myrdal) -- Leg 2 (Myrdal to Flåm) -- Leg 3 (Flåm to Gudvangen) -- Leg 4 (Gudvangen to Voss) -- Leg 5 (Voss to Bergen)

The Story

040818: After the 4.5 hour ride from Oslo to Myrdal, we were greeted by a scenic view of the mountains surrounding us at Myrdal. Now, to continue our train ride from Myrdal to Flåm - one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Yes, I do agree that it is a beautiful ride but we went in through many tunnels that I feel that this ride is overrated as I could not appreciate much of the landscape. 

The second leg - train ride from Myrdal to Flåm. 1.27pm to 2.25pm. It was a free seating on this ride. So, one must hurry inside if you want to sit together in a group. 

We did stop at a waterfall for about 10 minutes where a lady in red appeared (close to the falls) and started to sing and dance for about 3 minutes.