100 Things to do in Norway
Here is a neat website "Jen Reviews" that shows the things you must see and do when visiting Norway. We have only done about 10% of these, so I guess my wife and I need to plan a future trip!
Norwegian Dinner Grace
I Jesu navn
går vi til bords
å spise, drikke på ditt ord.
Deg, Gud til ære, oss til gavn,
Så får vi mat i Jesu navn.
In Jesus' name
We go to the table
To eat and drink at your Word
You, God, to honor, We, to receive,
So we receive food in Jesus' name.
Norway in a Nutshell
"The Norway in a nutshell ® trip takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You can experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva".
This is a self-guided tour that we took a few years ago, and highly recommend. It includes trains, a bus, and a boat trip. We started out, and ended at Oslo, with an overnight stay in Bergen. On the train rides, we stopped counting tunnels when they exceeded 20. It was neat riding the train with all the locals, which included dogs, skiers, and all age groups.
The fjord boat trip was memorable, with some great waffles served while enjoying the scenery. I still remember a mail-bag being thrown down to a remote dock along an isolated area of the fjord. Flam had a great view, but seemed a bit commercialized, as a cruise ship destination.
We wish we would have stayed in Bergen longer, as it seemed a much more a relaxed pace, with people enjoying food and drink. Olso was much larger and very metropolitan, with a faster pace. All of Norway is very expensive, but a trip that we will never forget.
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