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Friday, September 12, 1997
Oslo to Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway:
Latitude: 60° 19' 30" North
Longitude: 5° 42' 0" East
Altitude: 1500 feet
From Seattle: 5253 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Montana HI

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Today's Travel:
Country: Norway
Region: Bergen
Route: Togruter 61, Togruter Myrdal-Flam, Ferry Flam-Gudvangen, Bus Gudvangen-Voss, Togruter 601
Start: Oslo
Stop 1. Myrdal
Stop 2. Flam
Stop 3. Gudvangen
Stop 4. Voss
End:Bergen, Norway
Linear:258 miles
Weather: Rain

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Glaciers, East of Finse Train: Oslo-Myrdal, Norway

Alpine lakes, West of Finse Train: Oslo-Myrdal, Norway

Alpine lakes, West of Finse Train: Oslo-Myrdal, Norway

Looking back at Flam Sogne-fjord, Ferry: Flam-Gudvangen, Norway

Parasailer above fjord Sogne-fjord, Ferry: Flam-Gudvangen, Norway

Fjord Sogne-fjord, Ferry: Flam-Gudvangen, Norway

Falls & reflection Sogne-fjord, Ferry: Flam-Gudvangen, Norway

Falls Sogne-fjord, Ferry: Flam-Gudvangen, Norway

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 155
Linear Dist: 77469
Countries Visited: 4
Regions Visited: 40
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Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 8
Transit: 5
Beers: 530
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Journal Entry:
Spectacular train ride from Oslo to Myrdal, above the tree line, alpine lakes, glaciers, and small farms. I opted to get off the train at Myrdal and pay the 50 Kroner supplement to take the train to Flam. This train ride is even more spectacular with several amazing waterfalls. On the train I met some women from Holland (Astrid and Karen). In Flam took the ferry to Gudvangen through a couple arms of the Sogne-fjord, MOST spectacular. The ferry actually takes you into the mist of waterfalls. Also saw some small whales (? they were brown), seals, and I think an otter. From Gudvangen I took a buss to Voss where I boarded the train to Bergen again. On the buss I met an American couple that was living in England (Deedee and Eric).

In Bergen I looked around a bit, decided it was raining to hard and getting late so on to the bus to find the Hostel. The Montana Hostel International is not clse to town (about 3 miles), but the view is awesome, and the facilities are very clean. It feels more like a hotel than a hostel.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Bergen
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Norway

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