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Eidfjord, Norway Fjord, Waterfalls and Mountains Photos,

I was hoping to do a sporting activity on my last full day in Voss, but the season still hadn’t really started, so I took a bus to Ulvik and then a boat out to Eidfjord. Here’s some photos from the outward bus journey and time spent in Eidfjord. There was low cloud in the morning, but it cleared just in time to see the mountains surrounding the fjord port:

Waterfall on road between Voss and Eidfjord.
Waterfall on road between Voss and Eidfjord.
Colourful knitting around Eidfjord trees.
Colourful knitting around Eidfjord trees.

Kayak class on Eidfjord.

Kayak class on Eidfjord.

Eidfjord church and mountains.

Eidfjord church and mountains.
Eidfjord house and mountains.
Eidfjord houses, waterfall and mountains.
Boathouse and mountain.
Boathouse, mountain, waterfall and reflection.
World War Two memorial.
World War Two freedom butterfly memorial.

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).

 

Norway in a Nutshell Photos

Update: there are now more Voss, Naeroyfjord and Flam-Myrdal photos creating a folklorish short story involving a viking family, sleeping waterfalls and a lost quest on the greenygrey.co.uk blog.

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I was hoping to do the Norway in a Nutshell tour on my way to Oslo, but found out in Voss tourist info that it can’t be done as part of the train journey from Voss, only on the whole Bergen to Oslo train journey.

Norway in a Nutshell Naeroyfjord

A bus was leaving to start the Nutshell tour outside the station, so I  bought a ticket and was on my way to Norway in a Nutshell, including the steep-sided UNESCO heritage site Naeroyfjord and the steep winding Flam to Myrdal railway line.

Here’s some photos (they don’t really capture the scale of the Naeroyfjord; cars on the road around the fjord looked matchbox sized!):

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Naeroyfjord waterfalls.
Norway postal service flag and Naeroyfjord ice waterfall.
Norway flag and Naeroyfjord ice waterfall.
Seagulls fed by passengers.
Seagulls fed by passengers.
Narrow waterway through steep mountains.
Narrow waterway through steep mountains.
Naerofjord village.
Naeroyfjord village.
Trains pass on the Flam-Myrdal trainline.
Trains pass on the Flam-Myrdal trainline.

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).

Bergen to Voss Railway Journey Poem and Photos

For five days I’d hardly written.

But walking down to Bergen
railway station new thoughts and idea
memories cascaded like Ulriken mountain waterfalls.

In ninety minutes waiting for my train
I wrote three pages.

Then I travelled.

On a trainline
I’d heard and read
is one of the most scenic
in the world.

Then I saw its start.

Bergen to Voss Train Journey

Here’ s some photos of my Sunday morning journey from Bergen to Voss on the Oslo trainline.

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Bergen to Voss on the Oslo trainline.
Hardangerfjord between Bergen and Voss.
Dale town, between Bergen and Voss.
River and mountains between Bergen and Voss.
River and mountains between Bergen and Voss.
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River, mountains and bridge between Bergen and Voss.

 

Troll provides warm welcome at Voss railway station.
Troll provides warm welcome at Voss railway station.

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).