📸 — Bergen, Sogndal & Nigardsbreen Glacier, Norway

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A Little Detour
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9 min readJul 27, 2018


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.

Theresa — You’re the best!!!!

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Flying over the mountains in Tromsø
For breakfast, Maeghan adulted hard with a hot dog and Soft-is ice cream.
on SAS airways, they have a partnership with Mikeller Brewery and Oli got to try a delicious exclusive beer at 11am.
More glaciers from the sky
We think we landed in Bergen?
Working out in a vlog all the details of our Norway in a Nutshell tour. We have a lot to see!
Walking around Bergen.
The famous street — where all the trades and fishermen lived (This was a hub for the rest of Europe!)
Getting on our fist boat, from Bergen to Sogndal with a few stops along the way.
We’ve been traveling for 291 days now. Things that have remained the same is our need for coffee, most of our clothes and love for each other 😉
Oli crushing people on the internet at chess
Sailing through the Fjords!
Crowded boat… the joys of traveling in busy season.
Passing all the cute fishing towns along the water.
Our backpacks are life. Mornings suck.
Made it to Sogndal, making dinner and enjoying the random burst of 28 degree sun!
Next day, catching the bus to Nigardsbreen Glaicer and National Park. Mornings still suck!
There it is!
We rode across the water to get to the base of the glacier
waiting for our group to start

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.

Stairs carved to start the hike off.
Ice axe, crampons and we’re ready to go.
The Dream Team!
Theresa twisted her ankle and our guide was such a champ. He is from Nepal and has hiked Everest 12 times!!!!
Tour groups are much bigger in busy season — something we are not used to.
Theresa was tied to the ice on her own while the rest of the group toured some of the caves.
Maeghan was so proud she found a baby glacier.
But then Maeghan was prouder when she found a bigger glacier and named it Ice Cube.
Turns out the glacier tastes delicious.
Waiting in the rain by the bathroom for our bus. A charming 45 mins of the trip.
July 24th is also the #JudeDude’s birthday, and I had the chance to facetime from our bus after hiking the glacier.
We took a boat to Flåm where they built “Europes most beautiful railway”
But before we get there, we get a cool can of beer for the road.
Busy season.
Fjords fjords fjords.
new high fashion look brought to you from Flåm
Then after hanging around Flåm, we took the historic train line.

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.

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Our Little Detour🌏✈️ 👫
A Little Detour

hi there! Maeghan & Oli here — we’re checking in from our around-the-world tour. See pictures here, read content here 👉www.alittledetour.ca