Urnes Stave Church – Dragons & the Early Days of the Modern God
Scandinavia 2008 - Day 19
Tuesday morning I took the early bus to Solvorn, where I would catch my ferry to the “town” of Luster. Like the day before, the bus to Solvorn followed the fjord & river road up to the town on the lake, Hafslo (on lake Hafslovatn). Across from Hafslo is a steep road that disappears down into a deep shadow of trees, this is...
On a Mountain of Ice – Kayaking and Glaciers
Scandinavia 2008 - Day 18
Monday morning the 18th was an exciting and special day, besides being my sister Naomi's birthday back in the states, today was they day I was to climb a glacier and kayak amongst icebergs. Awaking early, I packed for my trip and found some coffee and an egg salad sandwich at a petrol station on my walk into town to the bus...
The Sapphire Skies of Sogndal
Scandinavia 2008 - Day 17
Up well before the café downstairs opened, I walked with my gear to the train station where I managed a sandwich and coke before getting on my train to lead me across the lush countryside deep into the fjords. On the train I found myself sitting next to a wonderful Irish girl who was accompanied by two friends. The three gi...