Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Don't go to Norway without going on a fjord cruise.  Spending all the time and money to go to Norway without properly seeing some of the more prominent fjords would be a big mistake.

We signed up for the Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour offered by fjordtours.com.  They recommend booking online but we just went to the tourist info desk and got tickets.  Buying the tickets in person saved us about 20%.  (This seemed to be the case with trains as well; we always got the best price by just going in person.)  

The fjord cruise was a full day of sightseeing, starting with a bus ride through some amazing peaks and valleys.


After the incredible bus journey we arrived at the dock where our ferry was located.  We boarded the ferry and the beautiful "fjord cruise" began.  





For 3 hours the ferry navigated through the ford waters.  You would be surprised to see how many small villages there are along the fjords, some of them only accessible via ferry.  One of the passengers on our ferry was actually on his way home, the ferry had to dock for 5 minutes at a tiny village for him to exit.





Taking a break to keep warm



3rd leg of the tour coming soon...

1 comment:

Lori said...

hey i have socks that match perfectly with that hat ;)