We arrived on Brian's birthday! The weather is overcast and cool and reminds us a bit of the Pacific Northwest. A nice change from summer in NYC.
The new fishmarket
Brian got a couple free samples of these guys and said they were some of the best shrimp he has ever had. Later he tried reindeer... poor Rudolph :(
Hans Christian Anderson was from Denmark. This picture is actually the graveyard where he is buried.
Stalheim lies in the Nærøydalen, which is part of UNESCO’s world heritage list.
So happy to be in nature!
Raspberries picked right from outside. They were as delicious as they looked!
Stalheim is very isolated. There's a hotel (this is the amazing view from the back patio) and a few farms; that's pretty much it. It is a great starting point for several hikes in the area.
We were greeted by friendly horses along the way...
Journey from Stalheim to Balestrand.
The dramatic scenery is breathtaking.
Balestrand is a small fjordside town along the Sognefjord.
|and eating at this amazing restaurant called Ciderhusset! |
The mineral rich water is known for its skin healing properties. Here we are with our silica mud masks.
Rather than take a tourbus, we decided to rent a car to see some of the nearby sites.