I never really knew much about Norway, but the more I started to learn about this fascinating country, I knew IMMEADIATELY that I wanted to go! Waterfalls? Fjords? Mountains? Northern lights??? I was sold and started researching and planning my trip. There was so much to see! Would I drive? Fly? Train? I could have easily spent a month there but I squeezed as much as I could in 4 days, and I’ll tell you how I did it!
I finished a cruise in Barcelona and flew from there to Oslo on Scandinavian Airways. I spent two nights in Oslo and to be honest, I could have done without it. Don’t get me wrong, Oslo is a great city, and I did have some fun exploring the Magic Ice bar, taking a boat cruise and visiting a fortress.
I quickly realizedÂ what I was looking for wasn’t in Oslo, and knew I had to visit another region of the country. So off I went!Â From Oslo, I flew to Bergen, and as I looked out the window coming into the city, I was giddy with excitement. I knew the trip was about to get amazing. Bergen is a stunning, vibrant city and I loved it from the minute I arrived.
I ate lunch in the world renowned fish market and after that, I took the bus to the the cable cars and rode them to the top of Mount Ulriken. I unfortunately, took the last tour up and only had about 15 minutes to spend up there, but I could have stayed all day. It was breathtaking! The most stunning views of the city and the rolling hills, not to mention the random sheep everywhere. I was in heaven.
The following day I booked a tour to see the fjords, and I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. I left from Bergen early in the morning and took the train to Voss. From there I rode the infamous Flam railway.
When I arrived in Flam, a quaint little town in the middle of the fjords, I had an hour to explore and have lunch. Then it was time for the fjord safari! I boarded a high speed boat dressed in full gear including a one piece wet suit and goggles. We sped through the fjords coming across countless waterfalls, a pod of spinner dolphins and even a porpoise! It was absolutely breathtaking and too beautiful to even describe in words.
Norway truly is a country of endless delights. It was my first taste of Scandinavia, and I can’t wait to go back and see more countries in the area and of course, explore Norway more! Four days was not nearly enough time to explore this magnificent country!