• Day9

    Why is it snowing in June?

    June 1, 2017 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Woke up this morning in Oslo, ate some breakfast before we went to go catch our train.

    Considering everything is in Norwegian, it was pretty easy to navigate around the city and to our train.

    The train was absolutely GORGEOUS. tons of leg room and a whole 4 seater to ourselves. So off we went to Mydral (our transfer to the Flam Rail). The first 10 minutes kaylee was already asleep. 20 Minutes into the train ride the scenery was beautiful. It looked kinda like canada with the big mountains and pine trees... and then this is what gets interesting... then all of a sudden it turned into full blown Canadian winter. The snow was at least 7 feet deep, the rivers were covered in ice sheets and we dropped about 12 degrees. Although it was beautiful (& I can say I've seen Norway in winter), I panicked a little bit. All we have are leggings, running shoes, a sweater and a wind breaker in terms of "warm" clothes. When we stepped out at Mydral, it was 6 degrees and windy. Not Canadian cold but still cold enough to not stand out side to wait for the train.

    The flam rail pulled up and i got so excited. I've been waiting for this for my whole trip. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. There are just no words or pictures that can make any of it seem as it is. It's one of those things that you need to see for yourself.

    Arriving in Flam, we checked into our hostel. It is in an old farm house with crooked floors and squeaky floors. Its cute and clean and that's all that really matters (cant be worse than the one in Mykonos or Barcelona last year). We quickly dropped off our stuff and went for a hike.

    This hike was to a huge waterfall overlooking the small city of flam. So as we got closer, we were like meh not so bad, it says it's supposed to take about 1.5-2 hours to do the hike. Then we started hiking...... STEEP UP HILL the WHOLE way. My thighs were on complete fire. My favourite part about this hike was not the end view but all the sheep we met along the way. They were so friendly (but kinda scary). They walked right up to me and were sniffing my legs.

    We managed to get to the top (probably one of the hardest hikes I've ever done). & the view wasn't even that great. 😂 We stopped by the waterfall to eat an apple before heading down. I went a little closer to sit on a little hill and as I was climbing up, I smashed my head on the tree branch & broke my sunglasses. The people behind me had a good laugh.

    When we were walking down, we saw this look out that people were standing on and taking pictures. We walked out on to it and damn that was a nice view (about half way up the mountain -.-) We took some pictures and we were on our way.

    We went to the train station where they have 4 restaurants and one store (this town is super tiny ahah) We are some fish and chips from a cafe that came with a salad and it cost us 25$ Canadian. At least it was freakin delicious. We sat out right on the fjord to eat dinner.

    I'm so in love with this place. I can see myself coming back to Norway one day .... maybe as a nurse 😉
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