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A Tour of the Sognefjord by Boat

The cruise boat (it was a small ferry) goes from Gudvangen to Flåm, starting at the southern part of Nærøyfjord and ending at the southern part of Aurlandsfjord, which are both branches off of Sognefjord.

There are a lot of pictures here. And most are kind of the same thing, water, mountains, rock, snow, and sky. I don't know the exact location of most of these places, though they're not that far away from each other. The boat trip took about 2 hours total. It was quite beautiful.

Stephanie took a bunch of pictures too. For many, I'm not really sure which ones are hers and which are mine.

I was able to identify a few of the places. Some I have guesses on. Others are "somewhere between Gudvangen and Flåm." Similarly, there are many, many waterfalls and I can't identify most of them. Assume the captions for all of those would read: A beautiful waterfall on the Sognefjord in Norway. Similarly, most of the mountains, snow-capped, and otherwise, are equally beyond my ability to identify. A number of places look reminiscent of some of the settings for the Lord of the Rings movies (even though they were filmed in New Zealand).

Thursday April 18, 2019

2019 Norway pictures
Part 1: To Bergen
Part 2: In Bergen
Part 3: Nordness area in Bergen
Part 4: Mt. Fløyen: Night
Part 5: Mt. Fløyen: Day
Part 6: Bergenhus Festning (Bergen Castle Fortress)
Part 7: Fjords: The Train to Voss
Part 8: Fjords: The Bus to Gudvangen
Part 9: Fjords: Gudvangen
Part 10: Sognefjord by Boat



Part 11: Flåm
Part 12: Brekkefossen Waterfall
Part 13: Flåmsbana: The Flåm Railroad
Part 14: Myrdal to Oslo by Train
Part 15: Exploring Oslo

Part 16: Oslo Palace and Park
Part 17: Oslo City Hall
Part 18: Oslo: A Night on the Opera (House)
Part 19: Oslo: Helsfyr District
Part 20: Oslo, Solo
Part 21: The Trip Home

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Departing from Gudvangen

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The ship approaches in the distance.

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The ship docking at Gudvangen.

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Aboard the ferry Fanaraaken. I believe it's the name of a mountain too.

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The ferry leaves the dock at Gudvangen.

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Leaving Gudvangen.

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Goodbyte to Gudvangen.

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The E16 road goes into a long tunnel through the mountain back to Gudvangen.

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Gudvangen and our wake as we turn around.

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(Ferry) Boat people!

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For those who want to get away from it all...


On our way

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♫"Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air"♫

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I know it's a seagull but I like Pink Floyd. Nice backlight.

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Cool ripple patterns in the fjord from our wake.

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Telephoto shot of the top edge of a mountain. The "hairs" are trees.

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Remains of the wall of a building. Probably in the village of Bakka.

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Bakka kyrkje (Bakka Church) built in 1859 in the village of Bakka on the...(more)

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Bakka kyrkje (Bakka Church) on Nærøyfjord.

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The village of Tufte.

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A Norwegian seagull perches on the ship's flagpole.

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I like the symmetry of this picture.

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Neat reflection in the water of the light colored material (gravel?).

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Styvi Farmmuseum.

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Gondor entrance from Lord of the Rings, minus statues of Isildur and Anárion...(more)

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It was a bit cool on the boat and a little wind, even though it was a sunny day.

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Leaving Drydal where we made a very quick stop.

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Just beyond Drydal

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The view from the stern of the ship.

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Looking back at the Norwegian flag at the stern of the ship.

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I think Stephanie took these three.

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I remember asking her to get a close-up of the rocks.

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And the lip.

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We felt a little rocking. It was the wake from a small big boat.

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Another boat on Aurlandsfjord.

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More cool wave patterns in the water.

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Now that's a room with a view.

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And a place to get away from it all.

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Far away.

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Though you have to deal with neighbors. Like one within 25 miles2 (65M2).

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Outskirts of the village of Undredal.

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Village of Undredal.

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Village of Undredal.

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The village of Undredal. The stave church, with the red steeple, is visible...(more)

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Kind of sucky for playing ball here if it rolls down the hill...

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The municipality of Aurland.

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Aurland is visible in the distance on the far shore.

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Who needs New Zealand when Norway has its own Gondor?

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A few isolated houses just in front of the mountain shadow.

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Mountain shadow, not a giant troll hand reaching for the houses. I think.

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The municipality of Aurland.

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The municipality of Aurland.


Approaching Flåm

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The younger of the two officers in the boat's bridge.

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Some of the controls and displays on the ship's bridge.

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The outskirts of Flåm.

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Approaching Flåm.

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Mountains surrounding Flåm. The dots on top are trees!

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Aurlandsfjord looking out from the harbor at Flåm.

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Waterfalls behind houses in Flåm.

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Hotels at Flåm.

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Approaching the dock at Flåm.

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Another, smaller boat docked at Flåm.

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Leaving the boat arriving at Flåm.


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Panoramic shot of eastern part of the port at Flåm.





2019 Norway pictures
Part 1: To Bergen
Part 2: In Bergen
Part 3: Nordness area in Bergen
Part 4: Mt. Fløyen: Night
Part 5: Mt. Fløyen: Day
Part 6: Bergenhus Festning (Bergen Castle Fortress)
Part 7: Fjords: The Train to Voss
Part 8: Fjords: The Bus to Gudvangen
Part 9: Fjords: Gudvangen
Part 10: Sognefjord by Boat



Part 11: Flåm
Part 12: Brekkefossen Waterfall
Part 13: Flåmsbana: The Flåm Railroad
Part 14: Myrdal to Oslo by Train
Part 15: Exploring Oslo

Part 16: Oslo Palace and Park
Part 17: Oslo City Hall
Part 18: Oslo: A Night on the Opera (House)
Part 19: Oslo: Helsfyr District
Part 20: Oslo, Solo
Part 21: The Trip Home


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