August is almost the best season in North Europe. I took a train going to the Norway which is the pure land in my mind.
Fjords cannot be overlooked when speaking of the beauty of Norway.
In Norwegian, the word "fjord" means "bay that penetrates inland." The coastline on Norway's North Sea coast that has broken inland in a highly complex manner creates the fjords. The scale of this can be found nowhere else on earth. The enormous mountains and ocean that seem to be waging eternal battle allow visitors to feel the size of the earth within their bones and leaves them gasping for breath.
The gateway to the fjords is the town of Hanza that flourished as a harbor town in the middle ages, but that is now known as Norway's second largest city, Bergen.
Because I only spent the weekend in Norway, so I have to simply my itinerary. At last, I referenced to my itinerary on the Scandinavian Tourist Board’s website which is called as “Norway in a nutshell”
From Stockholm to Olso by train Fri. 14:30 ~ 21:00
From Oslo to Bergen by night train Fri. 23:00~ Sat. 7:00
From Bergen to Voss by train Sat. 8:45~9:54
From Voss to Gudvangen by bus Sat. 10:00~11:25
From Gudvangen to Fl?m by boat Sat. 11:30~13:30 and stay at Fl?m for more than 3 hours, have the lunch and wander around
From Fl?m to Myrdal by train Sat. 16:05~17:03
From Myrdal to Oslo Sat. 17:52~22:32
Spend the Sunday in Olso going around and take a night bus from Olso back to the Stockholm.
It's said that it rains almost two thirds of time in the Bergen. Fortunately, it didn't rain in the morning I arrived in Bergen. The whole city was covered by the clouds. It's so beautiful when buildings are half in the clouds.
The fish market in Bergen is very famous, a lot of fresh seafood sells on this market. I bought a crab as the breakfast. They gave me a spoon (free), and I can hold the shell as a bowl and eat it directly. Emm .. it tastes good.
It's the entry to take a bus from Voss to Gudvangen. Here, you have a spectacular view.
The way down to the valley is very steep. You can see some beautiful waterfalls on the both sides.
The boat was already waiting for us when we arrived in the Gudvangen.
Do you see the "small" boat in the splendid fjord?:)
Some nice wooden houses like the stars drop on the edges of the fjord.
Two fjords meet here.
The destination is Fl?m, which is a picturesque valliage.
The journey on the Fl?m Railway is regarded as the highlights of the Norway in a nutshell tour. The 20-km-long train journey from the Fl?m up to the mountain station of Myrdal, takes around 55 minutes. On the journey, you have views of some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of tall mountains and cascading waterfalls. The train moves slowly or stops at the best views.
The girl is singing and dancing before the great waterfall!
The scenic Myrdal Railway is the North Europe's highest altitude Railway line. Though in summer, you can see the white snow on the peak of the mountain. Sitting in the train, you will find the window is like a picture changing every second!