…Norwegian Wood. (Lennon-McCartney 1965)
We traveled from one of the poorest countries in Europe to one of the richest (Latvia to Norway), the latter of which home to a $13 Big Mac. Another interesting fact on Norway: if you reverse how far it stretches northward to the south – it would extend to Rome.

20130727-075809.jpgThe harbor of the Oslo fjord

The fjords? Well, at the very least they’re exhibit #1 in the case for The Creator. Our desire to visit the Scandinavian peninsula was piqued by photos we have seen of the majestic landscape. Norway’s rugged fjords were carved into deep valleys by glacial ice during the last Ice Age. These rivers of sea run the entire length of the Norway’s coast and are mostly in the western part. We spent a 16-hr day traveling by train, bus, and boat through the heart of the fjord region to take in the beautiful landscape.

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On the Flam Railway we took in the 20-kilometer long train ride where you can see rivers cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms. Truly beautiful to experience this unspoiled, lush terrain.

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Norway is also home to the Vikings (the Leif Ericson types), a park full of naked sculptures, and a few elk.

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20130730-110018.jpgVineland Park

We returned home on Monday evening July 29. Thanks for coming along!

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