Photographer's Note

I took this picture while I was in the train. If I remember correct this place is very close to “Finse” railway station. My trip to Norway is one of my best travel experiences since now, I really enjoyed the breathtaking beauty of the fjords, the nature, the small picturesque villages and the amazing city of Bergen. I had the chance to explore some beautiful places by “Norway in a nutshell” which is the most popular round trip in Norway, and can be taken from Voss, Bergen or Oslo. I took it from Oslo. This unique tour includes some of the most beautiful scenery in Fjord Norway such as the Northern Europe’s highest railway, the Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flam Railway, the narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord (on UNESCO’s World Heritage List) and the steep Stalheimskleiva road. The tour is available daily all year around.

The Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe's highest-altitude railway line. One of the greatest challenges is the harsh and changeable weather. The line is exposed to deep low-pressure centres from the west, which can mean strong winds and heavy snow for part of the year.
The Flam Railway
The journey on the Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of the Norway in a nutshell® tour. The 20-km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal down to Flam, down beside the fjord, takes around 55 minutes. On the journey, you have views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. The train moves slowly or stops at the best views.
Splendid Norwegian fjords - on UNESCO's World Heritage List!
Down at the picturesque village of Flam, there is time to eat and to wander around before continuing your journey by boat. The boat sails out the Aurlandsfjord and into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjord in Europe. The Naeroyfjord is included on UNESCO's famous World Heritage List. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,800 metres high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful. On the journey, you have excellent views of small traditional farms. If you are lucky, you will see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks before the boat moors at Gudvangen.
The journey continues by coach up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva*. The road up to Stalheim Hotel has 13 steep bends. After enjoying the wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls, continues the journey on to Voss and further by train to Bergen or Oslo.

Have a nice Saturday evening & thank you for your visit :)

Edvard Grieg
Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the Romantic period.

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  • Copyright: Georgia Panakia (g_panakia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 70 N: 729] (4031)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-06-19
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Exposição: f/4, 1/200 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 10:33
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