Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Top 5 Highlights From My Jaw-Droppingly Stunning Trip To Norway

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Oslo 
You would expect Norway's capital city to be just that - a city. A bit prettier than London perhaps. But with sky-scrapers, cute corner shop cafes, stunning landmarks - all intertwined with a labyrinth of bustling streets, you can't help but feel the need to re-define the term 'city'. With its fusion of minimalist and futuristic architectural landscapes, parallel to its stunning scenery, Oslo is one heck of a visual feast.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

 One of my highlights happened to be the world famous Oslo Opera House - which required two trips due to it's impeccable grandeur. A true beauty you need to marvel at from all angles.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

A short drive away to the suburbs gives you a completely different edgy feel -with its unassuming art work sprawled across the back walls of council estates. Two minutes down the road, the gritty residential atmosphere is broken by the laughter and chaos of hipster-like pubs. Walk everywhere. The discoveries are surprising and so worth it.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Aker Brygge Harbour & Fjord Tour 
We met a man who was ever so lovely, but not so pleasant when it came to selling Norway's weather. In fact, he gave it some heat. 'You girls are lucky you came here this week - the sun is usually never out. And we put the UK's winters to shame.' We responded in an arrogant smile. And the surprising Scandinavian turn of weather had everyone rushing out to Oslo's glorious Aker Brygge to soak up the sun.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

 A gorgeous stretch of buildings across the glistening waters of the Oslo fjords provided the perfect place for a spot of paddle boarding, a scenic ice-cream pit stop and a heartwarming sunset view.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

The glistening blue waters and gorgeous sights also make the fjord tours extremely sought after all year round. Not wanting to miss out, we propelled ourselves onto an awaiting vessel and were sped across in the heat to marvel at our surroundings. Those Norwegians sure have a property fetish for outlandish houses high up in the mountains.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Train to Bergen
A six hour train would fill anyone with dread. Especially on the disease ridden ones you get in the UK - their only lacklustre job to transport you from one place to the next. But honestly I couldn't recommend a more joyful, arrestingly scenic experience than the train that took us from Oslo to Bergen.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Sinking into the plush seats where I went from lush green terrain to glistening snow-topped mountains, I was in complete awe. I could have easily done a few more hours. I think me and my friend only engaged in a few short conversations during the journey. Our thoughts were sent into overdrive - providing the narrative for our stunning surroundings.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Bergen Fjords
It's quite the immersive experience. You happily part ways with city life as you take the voyage deep across the glossy green waters from Gudvangen - a journey that manoeuvres through the picturesque Aurlandsfjord and also Nærøyfjord - one of the most narrow fjords in Europe and also listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Could I sell this to you more?

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

Flåm Railway to Myrddal
Our boat docked into the small-town Scandinavian town of Flåm - a scenic, wildly green, charmingly  nourished town that provided the perfect picture spot. However, even Flåm wouldn't compare to a journey on the famous Flåm Railway, an oasis for panoramic views which within an hour took us to another set of jaw-dropping snow capped mountains. IN AN HOUR. I have never felt so small against Mother Nature. Seeing different seasons in one day, truly shows you the grandeur of the world we live in.

Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway
Top 5 Highlights From My Stunning Trip To Norway

HAVE YOU BEEN TO NORWAY? LET ME KNOW YOUR EXPERIENCES! 




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