Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Most Beautiful Voyage in the World…

In Bergen, Greg and I boarded the Hurtigruten ferry the MS Trollfjord for what was billed as the “most beautiful voyage in the world.”  One of the first things they tell you on the Hurtigruten is that their boats are not cruise ships.  They are working ferries.  But while the Trollfjord might not have glitzy entertainment and endless food like most cruises, it was plenty comfortable and after we settled in and went up on deck, here’s what we were treated to.


A glimpse of Ålesund.




And that was within the first 24 hours.  Here's a map of Norway that traces our route.  The boat does stop at those places either on the way up or on the way down.


18 comments:

Rose said...

Who wants glitz when you can have that? What beautiful views!

Lydia Martin said...

Wow. This is the kind of awesome wild beauty that gets me all choked up. Love it. Just beautiful Barb!

Mary said...

Wow! Who needs endless food buffets with a magnificent voyage like this?? What an amazing trip!

Debbie said...

i would LOVE to see this!!

and that reflection in #4, stunning!!

was it "rocky", did you feel like you were on a boat??

Kara said...

What a beautiful spot. I would love to visit there one day.

Tricia Hays said...

G O R G E O U S ! ! !

kat from ky. said...

Thanks for taking us along Barb!

kat from ky. said...

Thanks for taking us along Barb!

Pam =) said...

What stunning vistas that take me away- daydreamer that i am ~:)

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous reflections! big wowza!

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

so beautiful place!!

MEcoy said...

the green pasture, the clear water, the high mountains and even the houses it works together magically!
great shots!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These photos almost brought me to tears. Such beauty is overwhelming--in a good way. Thank you so much for taking us on this trip with you.

Brian King said...

That is indeed gorgeous! No wonder you love it there!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Awesome place...!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Definitely better than an ordinary cruise -- very up close and personal.

Gorgeous scenery Barb.

Deanna said...

A photographer's dream...how stunning!!

Nicki said...

Wow, what a view!