The Lofoten Islands were an incredible place and Maeghan assumed the highlight of Norway — but the trip continued to get better.
We flew to Bergen, a very cool tourist town that has a Seattle/Boston harbour town feel. After a night there, we left on the “Sognefjord in a Nutshell Tour” that takes us on a boat, bus, bus, bus, bus, bus, boat, train, train ride across the county!!
Our flight left from Tromsø and headed down south. Along the way we saw so many glaciers from the sky before landing in “Bergen?” for our 2nd coldest and rainiest day in Norway.
The tour was super efficient — the company coordinates all your transportation, there’s no guide and you do your own thing at each stop. We decided to check off one of Maeghan’s bucket list items of hiking a blue glacier which was an incredible experience. But the most impressive part was when Theresa twisted her ankle and continued to hike up and back down before admitting defeat and icing her very large purple ankle #Trooper!
After this, we spent two more days in Oslo before parting way — but our time with Theresa was so awesome. She helped us work our social muscles again, made sure we hit our step count each day, got us eating healthy again and was the best partner in exploring this beautiful, fun and adventurous place.
Nigardsbreen is a glacier arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier. Nigardsbreen lies about 30 kilometres north of the village of Gaupne in the Jostedalen valley, and is the longest glacier in mainland Europe.
Flåm to Myrdal was the most beautiful train ride we’ve ever had the chance to experience. We then continued on and transferred to our last stop — Oslo for our last few days.