Just back from a long weekend in Norway and I am still totally blown away by how beautiful it is there. We landed and drove straight to our friends' generations old farmhouse replete with lake. I slept like a baby in a cradle bed in the living room while the boys went out exploring. A delicious fish soup and hearty bread followed by a long night in front the fire with friends and nips & nibbles. Purrrrfect.
|The Farmhouse and guesthouse|
Next day the train ride to the city of Stavanger and more fish was to be had on the harbor at an ordinary, yet extraordinary, place that left me drooling. Fisketorgot is a fishmonger and a restaurant with a seething aquarium full of lobster right on the harbor. Seriously delicious. The soup and the carrot cake are highly recommended.
|Gorging at Fisketorget; crab, sashimi, salmon and carrot cake!|
|Looking over the Stavanger Harbor from the Tower|
|The Valberg tower was the former observation tower of Stavanger.|
|Loved the design and architecture, which just like in Holland, combines tradition with modern.|
|A night walk through Stavanger reminded me of SF's hills.|
Finally a Sunday afternoon boat ride to the spectacular fjords, which are long inlets of water bordered by high mountains, originally formed by glaciers. I honestly felt like I was in God's Country. Absolutely breathtaking.
|A hearty shrimp omelet at Solo Strand Hotel and a refreshing beach walk before going home. This hotel has a spa and tennis courts, only 5 mins from the airport.|
|Modern beach house with the view below.|