We left Bergen early morning by boat. The sun was playing hide and seek with the clouds but we ended up having nice weather – cloudy but no rain (yes, this is nice weather in Norway). It took us 2 hours to reach the little town of Mo, located at the far end of the fjord we were navigating on, where there is nothing but a boat-stop for people like us. We got around Osterøy, Norway’s biggest inner island. Lire la suite « Getting lost on a Norwegian fjord: Modalen »
In Southern Norway, on Lysefjord’s shores, Preikestolen is a 604-meter high cliff, which is twice the Eiffel Tower. It starts well 😉 You have a 3.8km hike to reach it, starting at 270 meters above sea level. It takes around 2 hours each way.
The biggest nearby city is Stavanger, Norway’s 4th city, where I’ve spent 3 days with Khady last October. You can read all about it in this article (le laisser que si je traduis l’article sur Stavanger).
To start the hike since Stavanger, we took a boat to Tau and then a special bus to Preikestolen (ticket bought at the tourist office). We were lucky because the season was over in 2 days, and the special bus with it, and then we would have had to take a taxi that costs an arm and a leg.
It’s 7am and we’re more than ready! It’s a 20-minute boat trip and the show is already starting!
During this 10-day trip, I discovered 4 Finnish cities: Helsinki, Ranua, Rovaniemi and Saariselkä. Nope, I don’t have a cold. Come on, show some respect to the Finnish people 😛
My journey started in Helsinki (no actually, it started the night before in Bergen on the night-train to Oslo and then on the plane to Helsinki but it’s basically the same, so I’ll keep Helsinki for short) where I left by night-bus with the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) association. We drove all night long to reach Ranua at 9 am. Ranua is located just south of Rovaniemi. There, we visited the Zoo. Here’s a useless information: this is Finland’s most northern zoo! 😉 Lire la suite « [Finnish Lapland] A Journey to the end of the world »
Mount Fløyen is Bergen’s most famous mountain. This is actually the first result you find when you google “Bergen, Norway” (right, Clara? 🙂 ). You find this:
Mount Fløyen is located 399 meters above sea level. You can get to the top by walking (around 1 hour walk in the forest) or with the funicular, the Fløibanen. It costs 45 NOK for one way and 90 NOK round trip for a 3-minute trip. For this price, this is not worth it, you’d better walk; you can then enjoy the spectacular view as well. And when you get to the top, you really feel that you deserve the wonderful view 🙂 . Lire la suite « [Norway] – Hike : Fløyen »
Welcome to Bergen!
In other words: what startled me the most when I got into town
1. The mountains and omnipresent nature
Welcome to Bergen, the city surrounded by 7 mountains. This is actually the first thing you notice when you get into town: the mountains!