Norway, I’ve missed you.

Back in Norway again after a year! The fjords, the serenity, and the views … they just couldn’t keep me away after the Norwegian trip last summer! This time, our cruise ship was docking in Geiranger, a port that wasn’t included in the itinerary last year. Geirangerfjorded is deemed the third best Norwegian fjord, so I couldn’t wait to marvel (and maybe cry) at its beauty. The mountains that surround the water running through, the fresh air, the sound of silence – it’s all so captivating. The fun had started at around 5 am that morning (The waking up part was not so fun). Our cruise ship was passing through Geirangerfjorden and the captain informed us that the best views were going to be waiting for us at around 6 to 7 am, with a look at the famous Seven Sisters waterfall at around 8:30 am, right before we dock.…

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Escape to Norway 2016: Gravdal and the Lofoten Islands

And I’m officially back to continue and finish off the “Escape to Norway 2016” blog series. Yes, it’s been a while, but even during the frenzy of deadlines, work, never ending project tasks, and the start of the new year, I didn’t forget about where I had left off in picture-perfect Norway. The fjords were always on my mind. So now on to our next stop: Gravdal and the Lofoten Islands. Get ready for another day of wind and rain! (Or just another day in Norway, you could say.) I have to admit: Gravdal and the Lofoten Islands was not my favourite stop. Many of the views were great, but the rain kept coming down hard that day. Looking back, many of my memories of that port are just sheets of rain and soaking clothes. Many memories of great attractions were tarnished by the ongoing pouring of rain. Our first…

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