the fjords part two - geiranger7/24/2012
The day after visiting Flåm, we went through another fjord and arrived at the most beautiful place ever, Geiranger! I thought my eyes had seen enough when I visited the Cote D'Azur some years ago, not to mention being in Bergen and Flam just a few days before. The beauty of travelling is that you discover how incredible new locations are, and that they almost always surpass any previous expectations. If you're somewhat confused as to how we ended up here, here's the map of our Scandinavian adventure again. There's still so much to share!
We travelled through the mountains for an hour and a half and saw countless wonders such as lakes, waterfalls and fjords. If you blinked, you could miss a family of baby sheep prancing around or a massive waterfall outside of your car window. The purpose of our trip inland was to visit the Herdalssetra Mountain Farm where they make brunost, a traditional Norwegian cheese. They had baby goats and a cheese tasting room with many options. It was super delicious and some of it even reminded me of Mexican delicacies (we use goats a lot too).
Yes! I was in heaven. After eating pounds of brunost, we went back to Geiranger and stopped at the immaculate overlook atop the Eagle's road. I have never seen anything like it and probably won't again, sigh. I was almost always cold, since I'm a typical California native, so we stopped at a cute chocolate shop in the village below for some warm drinks. It looked and felt like a family's living room.
The view from the little village chocolate shop. We could have sat there for hours, or just pitched a tent in the Geirangerfjord and hope to survive the harsh winters. Since that future was unrealistic for us, we reluctantly continued onto our next adventure. Donald and I felt like this place was too amazing, and we're just happy to have passed through. I dreamt of visiting Norway for more than a decade, and it was as amazing as I thought it would be x
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op 46