Time  6 hours 46 minutes

Coordinates 3348

Uploaded July 12, 2018

Recorded June 2018

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near Fretheim, Sogn og Fjordane (Norge)

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Dawn in Flam with a warm and radiant sun (sounds weird, but it's like that). Next to the Camping there is a fast food Roulotte, where you can have breakfast. There I go, when I am surprised by a large transatlantic liner that is entering the fjord. It is an imposing boat and the first thing you ask is, how has this immense mass of the seas gotten here?

I approach to see the evolutions of berth assisted by the practitioners of the port of this titan, as if it looked like a gigantge in a puddle of water ... it really impresses.

Flam, in addition to being world famous for its Fjord, the Aurlandsfjorden, (which is a branch of the Sognefjord) is also famous for the Flamsbana. The train recognized as one of the most beautiful routes in the world. It covers the route Flam, Myrdal of 20 kilometers, with a price of 55 € round trip.

Next to the platform, which is next to the port, there is a museum of this train that deserves to be visited.

Back to the campsite, breakfast plentifully, a stage full of spectacular surprises awaits me.

One of them is the climb to the Stegastein lookout past the town of Aurlands. In the ascent by a twisted road but with good asphalt, we arrived at a lower viewpoint from which, what we see is already suggestive.

Suggestive, but nothing comparable to the viewpoint of Stegastein. A wooden footbridge flown with panoramic zeniths over the fjord, which leaves you speechless.

After about three kilometers from Stegastein, we entered the snow road. A succession of lakes and snowfields for 20 kilometers to reach Laerdal. This road in the winter season is closed to traffic. The way to move from Flam to Laerdal is through the 27 kilometer Laerdal Tunnel. The longest in Norway and one of the world. In addition, Laerdal is bathed by the Sognefjord, (in Norwegian, Sognefjord) is the largest fjord in Norway and the second largest in the world, after the Scoresby Sund of Greenland. Located in the province of Sogn og Fjordane, in the west of the country, its mouth is about 75 km north of Bergen, and extends 204 km into the Scandinavian peninsula towards the city of Skjolden.

The fjord reaches its maximum depth at 1,308 m below sea level. The greatest depths are found inland: near its mouth the bottom rises steeply towards a chair about 100 m deep below sea level. The average width of the main branch of the Sognefjord is about 4.8 km. The cliffs that surround the fjord reach a height from the water of 1000 m, and even more.

The innermost arm of the Sognefjord is called Lustrafjord. At its end is the town of Skjolden, which is an access to the Jotunheimen National Park. In earlier times the transport between Bergen and the interior of Scandinavia and conversely was made by boat from Bergen to Skjolden and from there, by a simple road that crossed the highlands.

Along the fjord and its arms sail boats that connect the coastal towns. Some riverside towns of the Sognefjord are Balestrand, Gudvangen and Flåm. Gudvangen is located in the Nærøyfjord, an arm of the Sognfjord particularly known for its preserved nature and its scenic beauty, which attracts hundreds of tourists every year, making it a potential for the local economy.

The name of Sognefjord is derived from the Norwegian verb suga, "aspire", which refers to the strong marine current at the mouth of the fjord.

Today's stage is one that you think you've seen a lot of, and reality tells you that it's nothing.

Arriving in the City of Olden and finishing off at Camping Gryta, has been a successive drunkenness of endless lakes and fjords with the addition of the Boyabreen Glacier.
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Panorámicas Mirador Stegastein

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MIrador Stegastein

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Carretera de Las Nieves (Mirador)

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Glaciar Boyabreen Fjaerland

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Lago Jolstravatnet

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Mirador del Fiordo Innvik Fjorden

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CAMPING GRYTA

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