Figuring it out
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Day One: figure out how to get from Oslo to Bergen and back without wasting our entire trip on transport. About a year ago, we had been suckered by SAS to give up our seat to San Francisco from Copenhagen in exchange for 1200 euros worth of vouchers. I was living in California at the time and we were trying to maintain a relationship while living 6000 miles apart. We figured that our flights to see each other were adding up and that we needed to take this opportunity to get free flights between California and Copenhagen. The problem (which SAS of course did not tell us) is that we could only use them on SAS flights and since SAS doesn't fly to California, the flight would only be valid to Seattle, New York, DC, or Chicago.
So that's what we were planning on this day. And it all ended up working out. An SAS agent actually cooperated with us and booked our one way from Bergen to Oslo, we reserved a room in Flam, we bought tickets on the train from Oslo to Myrdal and then the Flam railcar from Myrdal to Flam, and we reserved a spot on a 6am cruise from Flam to Bergen through the Fjords. Not a lot of sightseeing in Oslo on this day, but once Natalina got off work, she was able to show us around a bit and took us to the Vigeland park. This park is amazing! It is full of sculptures and when you walk to the top of the highest point in the park you have a little view of Oslo (it's covered in trees though). It was a very warm day and we sat in the park taking pictures and admiring the art work. At night we decided to go to the grocery store and pick up some of that famous Norwegian salmon. I think it was probably the best salmon I ever had and I was the one who actually made it! It was the salmon, not my culinary expertise.