Nærøyfjord & Aurlandsfjord III

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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

I’m pretty sure these pictures were along Aurlandsfjord, as I mentioned before, I’m not certain when we left Nærøyfjord and entered Aurlandsfjord…

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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

What I love about the picture above is that you can see a woman in a blue jacket peering into the window of the church. 🙂

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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Our first glimpse of Flåm from the fjord. The Norwegian Star cruise ship was still there, dominating the landscape. Our hotel was the brown building to the right of the ship.

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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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5.24.15 ~ Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

We were back in Flåm now but our day was not over. We picked up our bags at the hotel and boarded another ferry, this time a high-speed ferry which would take us to Bergen via Aurlandsfjord and Sognefjord in five and a half hours!

15 thoughts on “Nærøyfjord & Aurlandsfjord III”

  1. Wow! As I floated along the water with you, I imagined the rushing sound of the waterfall, but then wondered, did you hear any sound? Does the water “rush” down the mountain side, or is it more of a slow and gentle flow? And I’ve been noticing the quaint villages, nestled amid the folds of the hills, do they ever flood, do you know? Or is the temperature constantly so low that the snow never melts in Norway? And do they have much rain there? It’s amazing scenery, everywhere you have “looked” with your camera. 🙂

    1. Well, Joanne, I didn’t even think about the sound until I read your question and now you’ve got me wondering… We were on a ferry and I suspect the drone of the engine drowned out any possible sound from the waterfalls. From the looks of it, though, some waterfalls were faster and presumably louder than others. I just looked at a map of snow-lines in Norway – it’s July (the warmest month) and there is still snow on the mountains there! 🙂 Oh yes, we had plenty of rain on our trip! And a few days later, we did sleep in a hotel near a waterfall and sleeping to the sound of it rushing outside was an awesome experience…

      1. My imagination didn’t take into account the sound of the ferry engine! I’m sure that the sound you heard when sleeping near to a waterfall (sounds heavenly!) would have given you some idea of the sounds you could have heard.

        1. Tim took some videos of different waterfalls we visited up close – perhaps this weekend we can find time to see about adding one to my blog. So few waterfalls here in Connecticut – I had no idea how entrancing they could be.

    1. Majestic was the word we found ourselves using over and over again. The contrast between tiny villages and tall mountains was striking.

  2. What a wonderful world!!! <3
    How magnificent, oh those falls and the cruise!! woah… You are so lucky to stay by the shores there.
    Barbara, Did you find any body playing the traditional European music in Norway or Germany or Venice? Especially on Violin or Piano? They are the masters of classical music, so I've known.

    1. Oh we did feel so very lucky, Sonali, and keep talking of going back there some day. We only had a week to spend in Norway and didn’t have enough time to sample more of the local culture. I love the sound of the Hardanger fiddle, which originated in the Hardangerfjord area, and found that the scenery echoed its haunting sound…

    1. Thank you, Steve. I have a print of Munch’s “Young Woman on the Shore” hanging in my living room, too.

  3. Barbara, I copied the photo no. 8 for my desktop wallpaper. I find the far away mountains very beautiful, the snow white ones. Thank you very much, Hope you don’t mind.

    1. Of course I don’t mind, Sonali! I’m pleased as punch that you liked my photo enough to want to see it every day on your wallpaper. I’ve been thinking of using one for my own wallpaper but can’t seem to choose one just yet. 🙂

      1. Your picture is in front of me all throughout my day at work. Recently some photographer told me that when she clicks a photo she becomes a part of the photo itself, it has her image, her mind and her touch. She makes sense. She wanted my portrait and she made me click myself using a remote control of the camera. She did not want to click mine, coz it should be purely me.

        1. That’s so interesting, Sonali. It does amaze me how photos of the same place but taken by different people look so different. I guess it’s kind of like cooking, two people can use the exact same recipe and ingredients yet the food comes out tasting differently. You’ve got me wondering about painters now, their self-portraits are undoubtedly different than the ones other artists make of them.

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