We are now in the port of Stavanger Norway, and it has finally allowed darkness overnight. (When we were further north in Flam and Bergen, even though the sunset for a few hours each night, darkness never came.)
Today we took a boat trip on the Lysefjord cruise to several nearby beautiful fjords.
Again, it is best described by photos:
Take a close look at this next photo. It is the famous Prekestolen (the pulpit rock) with its square horizontal plateau, like a floor on top of a rock that rises 600m (1968 ft) straight up from the fjord down below. Can you see the little dots at the top of Pulpit Rock? They are actually people.
Did I mention, it was cold and overcast?
After the boat trip, we had a bit of time to walk in town. First, we went to the old town, with its rows of white houses and short little doors (we don’t understand the short doors). It seems that people take good advantage of the long summer days and flowers and decorative plants are everywhere. Of course, the downside of the long summer days would be the short winter days.
There were footprint imprints for many of the Nobel Peace Prize Winners, as this is the town where they are given out. This is Al Gore’s footprints from his 2007 Nobel Peace Prize:
Seems that every town we got to has a main cathedral. This is the one in Stavanger, Norway:
Stavanger was our last port in the Fjords in Norway on the MSC Opera. After Stavanger, we headed to Norway’s capital city of Oslo. If you sailing in the region, be sure to have a look at these tips for cruising.
Have you been to Stavanger Norway or cruised the Fjords?
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