We are up bright and early to head to the train. We leave the keys of our perfect Air B&B in the mail box and head down the steep path for the final time. It is quiet as we stroll along, there is a not a soul around this morning. We arrive at the station quickly and look up at the departure board. OSLO CANCELLED.
We awake to a beautiful Bergen day, the sun is shining and we are heading out to run/hike up Floyen. There is actually 10 hikes you can take once you get to the top of the funicular station. We are just taking the switch back path to the top with the elevation of 0 to 425m then taking the funicular down. The view is amazing from the top and we enjoy the panorama of the city before heading down on the funicular.
We both have enjoyed our beautifully presented meal at the Scotsman. We have about 2 hours left before the performance at the Concert hall. So we head down Karl Johans Gate towards the Royal Palace. We are going to the National Gallery to see if another version of the Scream is on display. Continue reading
After a good nights sleep we are greeted with a lovely breakfast that our host has laid out for us. We have yet to be introduced to Gaby and her partner Ole, hopefully we will meet up with them tonight.
We are armed with a map and a plan, well a loose plan and I managed to lose the map within a few minutes of walking towards the town center. It does not take us long to walk to Karl Johans Gate the main shopping street in Oslo.
We are off to Norway! There are a few hiccups along the way, but it is never a good story without hiccups. I am travelling IcelandAir for the 4th time in 3 years. I have to keep reminding myself that cheap flights do come at a cost. So when Sharon texts me to say there had been yet another change in our flights I am not surprised. Her flight from Vancouver would not be stopping in Edmonton, we would go to Iceland on separate planes. So far we were still on the same flight to Oslo, fingers crossed. Continue reading
I am off to Norway for an adventure with a girl friend. “Why Norway?”, everyone asks. Well, a few reasons: Norwegian desserts dominated our family Christmas dessert tray with Krumkake and Lefse.
And then there is the Cross Country Ski thing, my favourite winter sport. So really that is more then enough reason to go explore a new country. Continue reading