Monday morning we were scheduled to leave Bergen for Oslo on SAS airlines. After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we checked out and made our way back to the Skyss light rail station where we could board the rail for a 40 minute trip to the airport. After looking at taxis and buses, this …

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Bergen is the second largest Norwegian city and its old capital. The oldest part of Bergen around the wharf is Bryggen. Which is where the Middle Ages meet 21 st century! Bryggen was an important port in the Hanseatic trading empire during the 14th to 16th centuries. The wooden structures that once formed the wharf and …

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Saturday morning we were up by about 4:45 am, getting ready to board our train for the first leg of the Norway in a Nutshell trip to explore scenic Norway. Mountains, fjords, lush green landscapes, plunging waterfalls, all included. Our itinerary for the day was as follows: The Bergen Railway, from Oslo to Myrdal traveling west …

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Friday morning found us hustling. After a very early breakfast at the Guesthouse, we were lucky to get a ride to the airport as a group. Thanking the hostess for the transfer, we made our way to the check-in, keeping a small carry-on for the next couple of days and the rest safely checked-in. Unlike …

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Day 6 was our last day in Iceland. We planned to spend the morning exploring Vik and its environs, then head to Reykjavik for some sightseeing, then drive to the guesthouse motel close to the airport. We also had to return the car that night and be ready for an early morning flight the following …

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