A Cruise and a Glacier

Trip Start Jul 24, 1999
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Trip End Oct 02, 1999


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Friday, August 6, 1999

We travelled through some amazing tunnels the next morning on our way Trondhelm, Norway's 3rd largest city. We passed by loads of basic Norwegian architecture and wooded churches before passing a lake and countryside that was so similar to Dunedin my hometown that it was scary.
Through the after noon it was a case of ferry hopping until we reached the winding roads that too us down deep into the Geiranger Fjords.
The only was to describe our campsite was spectacular. We were completely enclosed by steep, treacherous mountains with a massive waterfall crashing behind us and the fresh breeze rolling off the fjord in front of us. Although there were a lot of people there it still seemed a peacefully calm place to be and it seems like you a blocked off from the modern world here.
Had my first shower in 8 days!



Had a reasonable sleep in the next morning before we took a magical cruise down the Geiranger Fjords. The trip cost 70nkr and lasted an hour and a half, but it seemed to go much quicker due to the fact that there was so much stunning landscape to take in. The weather was awesome and we were out in out T-shirts soaking up the sun and working on our tans.
After that we sat in the sun and worked out our rough route from here and when we had to be back in London. With a rough plan in our mind we drove up and out of Geiranger and into a vast land of loose rock, snow capped peaks and mountain top lakes. We drove alongside the emarld green lakes to Joustedalbrlen an arm of a large crystal blue and white glacier. We trekked up to the top to the main Ice flow where the ice seemed so delicate and not able to cut its way through the masses of rock underneath untill closer inspection revealed sharp rock hard ice.
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