Norway/ Denmark 2008
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In september 2008 i've been to Norway and Danmark with my boyfriend, this is our story....
Sunday 07/09/08, 20.00 hours
Last night at 23.15 hours we've departed with the bus from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. It was a very long trip, we arrived the next day at 12.30 hours in Copenhagen. First impression; big and crowdy city, lots and lots of policemen ( Almost had an accident because the police drove threw the red light). The hostel were we are staying this night is not far away from the station, it's called Danhostel. When we've checked in and dumped our bags, we've explored Kopenhagen. Of course we've been to Tivolli, but because you've to pay the entrance and for each attraction, we didn't stay long here. For dinner we have eaten at the McDonalds, very healthy ;-)
The day is comming to an end and we are going to bed.
Monday 08/09/08, 09.45 hours
This morning we've to get up early for our trip to Norway. This time with the train, wich is more comfortable than the bus. In a few hours we're in Goteborg, Sweden were we have to get on a other train. We reserved our places months ago on the internet. We only have an confirm email, so we were a little bit stressed out because we have to catch that train. We didn't know if we have to change it for a ticket or something like that, but the printted email was good enough for travel. Finally we get on the right train, after a few hours the landscape began to change.
Today we have ride the most beautiful track so far. This morning we went from Oslo to Myrdal, this was a ride of 5 hours. After an hour the landscape began to change, very high mountains, mountains with snow and mountains with waterfalls. In Myrdal we take the Flamsbana to the very small town Flam. The train begins at the top of the mountains all the way down to Flam, the view was very spectaculair.
Today we climbed a mountain in Flam. We didn't go all the way to the top. It was way to heavy but we have walked to a nice waterfall. The way down goes a lot faster, but we have to watch our steps and don't fall al the way down. Back in Flam we have some time left for a sandwich and a drink. Then it's time to move on to the next place, witch is Bergen. It takes just 3 hours with the train.
Thursday 11/09/08 09.00 hours
Finally a place where we're more than 1 day, we staying 2 days in Bergen.
Friday 12/09/08 12.30 hours
Today is our last day in Norway. We're waiting for the boat who takes us to Denmark. We're departing at 14.00 hours and if everything goes right we are in Denmark tomorrow morning, where we're staying for a week on a campsite.
The boat trip was not very comfortable and i was really sick. For the night we've reserved 2 sleepingchairs, but we ended on a couch. A few hours later we woke up, and after an hour and a half, at 9.00 o'clock we arrived in Hanstholm, Denmark. Finnaly we have land under our feets again, never been so happy in my life!!
We have to travel a couple of hours to get at the campsite in Skjern, but that was not that bad after the 14 hours on that terrible boat.
This morning we didn't have to get up early. After breakfast we went for a little walk, we arrived at a very big grassland with cows, lots and lots of cows. The rest of the day we've been cycling on our rented bikes.
Tuesday 16/09/08 13.15 hours
After a few days doing nothing, we decided to visit a couple places. First we've been to the small vikingtown Ribe, from there we've taken the train to Esbjerg, and from Esbjerg we've taken the Ferry to Fano. Because we want to eat something in Esbjerg, we missed our train back to the campsite.
Friday 19/09/08 20.00 hours
Yesterday we've been to a place ( don't know the name anymore) nearby the Himmlerberg. After a walk of 7 km I thought we've already reached the top of the mountain, but we were not even close to the top. The way down was a lot easyer, and we could take the boat to a place called Silkeborg. There we eat a nice pizza in a restaurant, and again........ we missed our train:-( So we've to wait another 1 1/2 hours before we can get back home.
Tomorrow we have to get up very early and get back to Copenhagen, so we have cleanded up everything today.
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