Hello all, I was inspired by Jazz+Travels' recent post sharing pictures of his travels. I'll admit I had to look up the word "Vicarious" lol, but it seems like a fun idea to share these kinds of pics and pass the time a bit! For my post I choose my trip to Norway, back in 2016.
Here is the photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9p3Buqfvo5bVbyV66
I spent 3 nights in Oslo and 3 nights in Bergen. I took the typical train between the two cities. While I liked Oslo, it felt very livable, for me Bergen was really fantastic! I think I was lucky as it was one of the few weeks without constant rain ;-)
Once in Bergen, I rented a car drove all the way to Flam, but the long way, along the Fjords, it took a few hrs. From Flam I took the Flam Railway up to Myrdal and back down, the landscape was very pretty. Back in Flam I went on a Fjord Safari recommended by RS himself. We hopped on a speed boat and jetted through the Fjords, that was really incredible, speeding past all the sheer cliffs and really getting up close, my best memory from the trip.
I also enjoyed exploring Bergen itself, between the castle, old merchants' quarter, harbourfront, museums, funicular, and general exploring there was a good deal to see. I recall I ate at two very good restaurants - Bryggeloftet & Stuene (very traditional Norwegian fare, order the Bergensk fiskesuppe, the signature dish of Bergen) and Dr. Wiesener (neighbourhood hangout with great local seafood).
Well, I hope this can stoke some travel dreams of your own for Norway! :)