NORWAY

 

PLACES VISITED

BERGEN

The Coastal Express

Vaeroy island

The archipelago of Rost

the Lofoten islands

Vesteralen islands

 

Our friend Josette persuaded us to accompany her above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands.

We thank her because we had the chance to see Norway for 3 weeks in the sun.

It was an unforgettable trip!!

 

 

We arranged to meet her in Bergen to board the coastal express which led us to Bodo

 

 

 

We started the evening on the boat Vesteralen from Bergen and have stopped in Ålesund the next morning.

We stopped in Molde, where we took a trip by bus to Kristiansund

where we found our boat. The next morning we stopped in Trondheim

to see the cathedral where the kings of Norway are crowned. We left Trondheim and

have passed the Arctic Circle during the night. We stopped in Ornes to see the

Svartisen glacier and took a bus to get to Bodo along the salty fjord.

In February 2006, we will take the Coastal Express from Bergen to Kirkenes with

 the hope of witnessing the Northern Lights.

 

 

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BERGEN

 

 

 

Bergen

Bergen

 

Bergen

 

Bergen

 

Bergen

 

Fantoft

 

Fantoft

Deuxième ville de Norvège, Bergen en fut la capitale jusqu'à

la fin du 13ème siècle. Avant de prendre le bateau, nous avons

pris un téléphérique pour découvrir Bergen du haut des collines

qui surplombent la ville puis nous avons visité Bryggen, le quai

 des allemands, le cœur de la cité médiévale avec ses ruelles

 étroites et sa petite place. Puis nous avons pris un bus pour

nous rendre à Fantoft afin d'admirer l'église en bois debout.

En juin 1992, l'église fut détruite par un incendie et aujourd'hui

elle a été reconstruite avec le bois sauvé des flammes et des bois

vieux de 400 ans.

 

 

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The Coastal Express

 

Stop at Ålesund

Boat Vesteralen

Ålesund

 

Ålesund

We boarded the boat Vesteralen

and after a night on board, we landed in Ålesund

for a city tour.

 

Bus trip from Molde to Kristiansund

 

 

Bud

 

Bud

Hustadvika

 

We left the boat in Molde, the city of roses, to borrow a coach that moved along the coast to the

small fishing village of Bud. We had lunch in Hustadvika and went to Kristiansund

the evening after taking the road of 11 bridges.

 

Stop at Trondheim with city tour

 

city of Trondheim

cathedral of Trondheim

 

It's in Trondheim that will be held Viking expeditions to Newfoundland (Vinland)

 

Visit of the glacier Svartisen and return by bus to Bodo.

 

Salmons farm

landscape

 

Svartisen glacier

The Svartisen is the second largest glacier in Norway.

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Lofoten and Vesteralen islands

 

 

 

 

The island of Vaeroy and the archipelago of Rost (365 islands) belong to the Lofoten Islands. From Bodo, we took a ferry to

Vaeroy Island where we expected the lovely person who hosted us for two nights in the old rectory.

From Vaeroy, we took a boat back to Rostlandet, the largest island of the archipelago of Rost. We have insisted

with the hotel manager for hotel rooms reserved from France: the only bad mark on our trip.

From Rostlandet, we left by boat for Moskenes where we rented a car and have traveled the road E10

through the archipelagos of Lofoten and Vesterålen.

 

 

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Vaeroy Island

 

We slept in the rectory of the church of Mastad

 

our housing

photo souvenir before the front door

 

road from Mastad to Sorland

 

 

road from Mastad to Sorland

 

road from Mastad to Sorland

 

arrival at Sörland

 

Sörland

 

Cod-drying

 

 

 

 

 

In the south west of the island, there is the bird cliff

with puffins, cormorants, gulls, eider and guillemots.

 

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The Archipelago of Rost

 

The archipelago of Rost is home to quarter of seabirds all over Norway. This area is very rich in fish and

Rostlandet fishermen have a better living in Norway.

 

 

the ferry which made the connection Vaeroy - Rost

the port of Rostlandet

 

 

 

 

 

 

the midnight sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

the black cormorants

 

 

 

 

the puffins

 

sea eagles

 

Skomvaer lighthouse

 

 

Skomvaer lighthouse

 

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The main islands of Lofoten

 

From Rostlandet we took a ferry to the island of Moskenes. From the ferry, we booked a Rorbu in the

charming owner of the doll museum of Sarkisoy. As we had no car, she offered us a bread for

our dinner and breakfast. The next day we got to our car and have traveled for fifteen

days to the E10 serving the Lofoten and Vesterålen.

 

our arrivat at Moskenes

 

the Rorbus of the doll museum

 

our Rorbu

 

Meals taken in the sun and facing the sea

 

the doll museum

the small village of Reine beside of Sarkisoy

 

the village of Reine

 

the village of Reine

The King of Norway in jacket celebrating its 60 years in Reine

He had invited all the crowned heads of Europe

 

the queen of Spain

 

the sight of Hamnoy to 1 AM

 

the museum village of Ä

 

village of Ä

 

The museum's blacksmith

 

the lake of Ä

 

 

Nusfjord is a World Heritage of UNESCO

 

The E10 which crosses the Lofoten and Vesterålen

 

Flakstad church to the glory of fishermen

 

Stamsund is a stop on the Coastal Express

 

the Rorbus of Stamsund

 

Henningsvaer is the Venice of Lofoten

 

at Henningsvaer the white house of the boss overlooking
yellow house of the foreman and the red houses of the workers

 

 

at Nesland, it feels like the end of the world

 

This rocky peak is called the Goat to Svolvaer. Some
adventurous mountaineers jump from one peak to another

 

The town of Svolvaer is the capital of the cod fishery.

 

Cod drying at Svolvaer

 

 

the Svolvaer Rica hotel

 

Svinoya restaurant where we celebrated the Josette anniversary

 

The exit of Svolvaer in the direction of Troll Fjord

 

Troll Fjord

 

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Vesterålen Islands

 

 

Landscape of Vesterålen comparable to the Lofoten Islands

 

 

The view of the chapel advised by our Norwegian friend
Lill met in Rostlandet

 

the chapel of Langenes

The region of Bo has also been advised by
our friend Lill

 

region of Bo

 

 

view from our Rorbus in Bo

 

Restaurant in Bo

 

 Bo church

 

 Bo church

 

Bleik port next to Andenes

 

Bleik port next to Andenes

 

The port of Andenes from where leave whale safari

 

Despite the weather, we were shaken and we
have had very cold

 

We had the pleasure of seeing several male sperm whales

We left the Lofoten - Vesterålen by air.

we stopped in Oslo to visit some museums.

The museum devoted to Munch does not leave us

indifferent.

 

This trip to Norway We were so happy that we undertake a journey in February 2006.

Paris - Oslo by plane, then the train from Oslo to Bergen and the Coastal Express

 from Bergen to Kirkenes (round trip) We would like to see a Northern Lights ......

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