Oslo, Norway

2023-05-19 Oslo, Norway First impressions of the capitol of Norway were early in the morning as our ship navigated through an area where the fjord narrows before the approach Oslo. It’s a pretty area and you get up close views of the small archipelago of islands and homes lining the fjord. The cruise ship terminal … Read more

Kristiansand, Norway, NOT Stavanger

May 17-18, 2023 Unfortunately, the weather situation went sour for a day; sour enough so that Viking deemed it too risky to attempt our scheduled day in Stavanger. Instead, we experienced a somewhat bumpy overnight ride beginning when we left the protection of Sognefjord and continuing during the next day until we tied up in … Read more

Flåm, Norway

May 16, 2023 The morning following an overnight cruise brought us up the Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway, to Flåm, a small village at the head of Aurlandsfjord, a branch off of Sognefjord. We had imagined fjords to be narrow with steep rock walls. The reality did not quite measure up to the drama … Read more

Bergen, Norway

May 13-15, 2023 Our flights, Newark to Oslo and Oslo to Bergen went smoothly. Arriving in Bergen, at our hotel, the Bergen Børs Hotel, we met Janice & Kevin’s daughter (also our goddaughter), Kim, who had arrived a day earlier. Together we explored this delightful city with Kim acting as our capable tour guide. Situated … Read more

Norway Cruise Begins

In May of 2023 Sandy & I joined our good friends, Janice & Kevin Henry, on Viking’s ocean cruises “Shores & Fjords” itinerary aboard one of their ocean cruise ships, Jupiter. This is a smallish, 745 foot, cruise ship that accommodates up to 930 guests.  We boarded the ship in Bergen, Norway, and disembarked in … Read more