The day started with bacon. Real, American-like bacon for breakfast. The hotel had free breakfast, typical stuff and bacon. (I said bacon
three four times already.)
From there we packed up the car and headed out for our drive to Flam. It was a very very rainy day. But, again these Norwegians know how to do things well, and that includes the roads. Having just left the hundred-year rains of Colorado and seeing how it could be, now here in Norway, I saw how it should be. Well designed, well maintained roads with the water sliding right off to the side, not pooling in traffic. The drive was very pretty, I wished we’d had more sun and less clouds, but the sky did open up later in the day for a few pictures and a rainbow in a fjord. Look to the right of the building below, there’s a rainbow, I promise.
Speaking of fjords, man they are so pretty. If I had to compare, I’d say Norway was very similar in looks to the southern island of New Zealand, but the greenery is of totally different variety.
The drive had lots of tunnels. Lots and lots of tunnels. Short tunnels. Miles-long tunnels. And snow. And waterfalls. And houses with grass growing on the roof.
The town of Flam is adorable. Tiny. But somehow when we arrived there was a full-sized cruise ship right outside our hotel. The town has a grocery store, train station, hotel, dock, a couple of cafes, a brewery/restaurant and souvenir shop. All within walking distance to each other, like they all share a parking lot, not like you walk down the street. Squint and you can see the tiny town on the other side of the water, that’s Flam.
Lunch at the café was meh. Dinner was yummy and the chocolate cake was so yummy, I forgot to take a picture of it until the end. See below.
Tomorrow we start toward Bergen. We take a scenic train through the mountains, then another train to the coast of Bergen and stay the night. Then the next day a boat through the fjords to come back the Flam and get our car, drive back to Oslo.