Norway: Geirangerfjord

Fjords are wonderful. Their deep sea water is surrounded by towering cliffs and glistening waterfalls. Snow covered peaks dominate the horizon. Seagulls usually follow the ferry as you cruise along. Fjords are part ocean, part mountain, part waterfall, part forest; but all beautiful. They seem to belong to a fantasy world, as if they were formed long ago in a time of trolls...

With their long noses, trolls usually hide long before people can see them (the one shown below was a little slow). There are good trolls and bad trolls, giant trolls and little trolls, mountain trolls and forest trolls; but their long tails with a tuft of hair always give them away. Also, they hate the sun, and many a troll who failed to seek cover has been turned to stone by the suns rays. So if you see an oddly shaped outcropping of rock, it may actually be a foolish troll who failed to get out of the sunlight...



About the Scenic Snaps

Our first glimpse of the fjord was from above, looking down a long winding road. In one scene you get to see cliffs rising from sea-level to their towering snow capped summits. Wow! But the Seven Sisters cascade, as seen from the ferry, was perhaps the highlight of our trip. It is breathtaking...

  • Notice our bus parked inside the ferry. It shows just how big the ferry was. It was also neat to see the front of the ferry open up to let us drive in...
  • Notice the farm along the fjord. It has no roads in or out...
  • Can you find the sheep? (hint: look in the lower right corner)
  • By the way, that's me posing above the fjord.

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