Our trip through Norway took us from Oslo to Bergen to Stavanger, both by train and by ferry. Here are the posts that we wrote while visiting this impressive country:

http://www.travelingbones.com/?cat=88

Here’s a map of the route that we followed:

Our Route through Norway

Our route through Norway took us from Oslo to Bergen to Stavanger. We left the country via Oslo's airport and flew onward to Zurich.

As for some of our best photos from Norway, here they are:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord, seen from the top of Pulpit Rock.

On the trail to Pulpit Rock

On the trail to Pulpit Rock...

Robin on top of Pulpit Rock

Robin on top of Pulpit Rock, overlooking the Lysefjord.

People on Pulpit Rock

People on Pulpit Rock, high above the Lysefjord. It's about 45 minutes outside of Stavanger, plus another 2 hours of serious hiking once you park the car.

A view of the Lysefjord

A view of the Lysefjord between 2 cliffs close to Pulpit Rock.

Central Bergen

Central Bergen. This neighborhood is known as Bryggen.

Viking Ship in Oslo

Viking ship in Oslo. This is a restored Viking ship that was unearthed from a Viking burial mound. The museum is a quick boat taxi ride from central Oslo's waterfront.

Typical street in Oslo

Typical street in Oslo. You never know who you'll meet.

LESSONS LEARNED:

  • Norway is pretty much an expensive paradise. Everything’s clean, well-maintained, orderly, etc. There’s not much to watch out for, except the fact that it’ll drain your budget/bank account very quickly. In order to find reasonably-priced hotels, look to the edges of the town/city you’re staying in. Something about 20 minutes out of town might cost you $100 less per night.
  • Try airbnb (www.airbnb.com) to locate some reasonble accommodations. Unless paying $300/night at a Best Western sounds OK to you, look for deals on Hotels.com or Priceline.com.
  • Buy your Oslo transit passes at a local 7 Eleven. It’s a much better deal if you buy books of 8 or more tickets. They’re valid for all modes of transportation, including the water taxis.

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  1. Open
    August 10, 2014

    There’s a beautiful trail thguroh the forest that takes about and hour and a half to get to the rock. It’s an awesome view, laying down and peeking over is not as scary as sitting on the edge! Thanks for the reminder, we were there in 1999. Have a wonderful day! finally a sunshiny day in the hills of Idaho. blessings, Cathy

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