Monday, July 15, 2013

Back to Norway…

...I wish.  It has been so hot here and will be for the next week that Norway would be a welcome relief.  But I will just have to content myself with a virtual return.

There were a few excursions offered while we were on the Hurtigruten ferry and one that we definitely agreed on was the excursion to the Geirangerfjord.

Here’s what we saw:

This is our ferry, the MS Trollfjord

And here is the Geirangerfjord.
After our overview of the fjord, we continued on.

We saw waterfalls.


And one of the oldest houses in Norway.


And we survived a trip down this road called the Trollstigen Pass.  I love the looks of this road.  It looks like it was actually stitched down by trolls.


Our tour guide told us a little story about the Trollstigen Pass.  Here it is:  A bus driver and a priest were trying to get into heaven.  Peter let the bus driver in but didn’t want to let the priest in.  The priest was appalled and had to ask Peter,”Why does he get in and not me?”  “Because,” Peter said, “when you did a service, everybody in the church was sleeping.  But when the bus driver drove his bus down the Trollstigen Pass, everybody was praying.”


It was a spectacular day of sight-seeing that ended in a nice dinner at Quality Hotel Alexandra in Molde where we joined back up with our boat the MS Trollfjord.

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful fjord! wow! and i loved the story of the road. :D

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous!! That road is amazing and kind of scary looking. I can see why this country is such a great tourist destination.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Fabulous waterfall -- and cute story. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Incredible scenery!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Incredible photos! The oldest house is fascinating--the roof is like the floor of a forest!

Enjoyed the story. I would probably be praying the whole way, too, if I was traveling that road. :-)

Rose said...

Oh, wow, that place is sooooo beautiful!

MEcoy said...

you never have run out of places to share huh

Deanna said...

Oh thank goodness, my prayers were answered, you survived the journey down the Trollstigen Pass. Love!!

Pradeepa said...

Wow! What a beautiful place. I love that old house.

Lydia Martin said...

These are wonderful captures and the bridge in the last one is amazing! What a place!

TZ said...

Wow~ It's awesome shots...

BTW, I have included this place to my TO BE visit place.

Sandra said...

stunning views, beautiful country and that little OLD house i want it... ilove the grass on the roof, we could plant tomatoes..

Ida said...

Had to check these photo's out too and am glad I did. What gorgeous and amazing scenery. Wow that road is winding and scary looking. Loved the story about the bus drive and the Priest.

Kelly said...

Lmao!! That story is a hoot-and that house!!!! Happy swoon

Stratoz said...

Love the bus driver story. Such beauty and I too will soak in the virtual coolness