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Bergen to Oslo Train Journey and Voss Photos

After filling up on the hostel breakfast fit for Freya and abundant enough for Odin, whose organic theme just gave it the edge over Bergen‘s brilliant beautiful brekkie, and before my lunchtime train, I walked around the eastern edge of Voss lake; through pine trees and picnic areas to the river.

Nonchalent Norwegian farewell, Bittersweet Swedish Sojourn

I enjoyed the warm spring sunshine with a noisy abundance of life: birds chirped and insects buzzed. Then it was time to catch the train: to Oslo, for a night bus to Stockholm.

I’d always wanted to visit Stockholm, but on that morning I would rather have been returning to the Naeroyfjord; to try and commune with spectacular nature, rather than find myself in a large human community.

Voss Lake and Oslo Train Photos

Here’s some photos from my last morning in Voss and the train journey. Voss lake had nearly melted, after being mostly frozen when I arrived three days before.

While the lake looked ready for summer, the mountains still had their winter coats on; the train took me over and through the May winterland, before dropping down to lovely lakes and fertile forests north-west of Oslo:

Scandinavia 411

Scandinavia 412

Scandinavia 413

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Scandinavia 417

Scandinavia 418

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Voss, Norway in a Nutshell Hub, Arrival Photos

Voss(evangen) is a tourist town for two main reasons. The first is that it is the extreme sports capital of Norway, like Queenstown in New Zealand, providing skiing and snowy sports in winter and adrenalin sports like ski-diving, kayaking and paragliding in summer.

Norway in a Nutshell 

Voss’s other main attraction is that it is the start or finish of the Norway in a Nutshell trip, including Norway’s (and world’s I think) second-rated  fjord, the Naeoroyfjord. Only the Naeroyfjord and the Geirangerfjord are UNESCO sites.

More about that later, because although on my first day in Voss I just booked into my hostel at Evangervegen 68, and walked around Lake Vangsvatnet to the Bordalsgjelet gorge, it provided lots of beautiful photos as the bright afternoon lakeside sun was eaten up by evening’s cloud mountains.

Lake Vangsvatnet and Bordalsgjelet Photos

Lake  Vangsvatnet from Voss Hostel Evangervegen 68.

Lake Vangsvatnet from Voss Hostel Evangervegen 68.
Vosso River from near Bordalsgjelet having crossed bridge.
Vosso River from near Bordalsgjelet having crossed bridge.

Entering the short walkway in Bordalsgjelet gorge.

Bordalsgjelet gorge.
Bordalsgjelet gorge.
Blue sky above Bordalsgjelet gorge.
Ice waterfall suspended above water in Bordalsgjelet gorge.
Ice waterfall suspended above water in Bordalsgjelet gorge.
Inspired by my natural surroundings I fell to the lakeside pebbles.
Inspired by my natural surroundings I fell to the lakeside pebbles.

 

Wooden posts on the beach reminded me of Saint-Malo beach.
Wooden posts on the beach reminded me of Saint-Malo beach.

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).