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  • Day27

    Solvorn-Balestrand - Ha en strålande dag

    September 21, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Schade, dass wir heute morgen Solvorn verlassen mussten. Das Hotel Walaker war traumhaft und auch die unmittelbare Umgebung war toll (Bild 1-5 und Video). Wir sind anschliessend dem Sognefjord entlang nach Balestrand gefahren - der König der Fjorde. Für den letzten Teil mussten wir noch eine Fähre nehmen. In Balestrand übernachten wir nochmals in einem Nordic Historik Hotel bevor wir morgen Richtung Bergen weiterfahren.Read more

    Monika Burger

    Sehr schöne Fotos/Videos u. Berichte. Es ist einfach spannend, euch zu folgen. Wir wünschen eine gute Fortsetzung der Reise - wir bleiben dran! Werni und Monika.

    Hans-Peter Kälin

    Das freut uns - auch wir bleiben dran 😉👍

  • Day232

    At the 61st parallel

    July 18, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Since we last wrote, we traveled from Sweden to Norway by train and have since been taking trains, buses, and ferries throughout this amazing country. We are so lucky to be joined by Nick's mom Cindy and stepdad Scott for this portion of the trip; they have really set up a fantastic tour for us all. So far we have been to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, and now Balestrand. Today we leave for Flam where we will spend a day before heading back to Oslo and then Stockholm. It's been a whirlwind trip in southern Norway, and there have already been many highlights including a ferry tour out of Stavanger with the opportunity to hike up to Pulpit Rock and exploring the beautiful Sognefjord by ferry.

    We can't talk about summer near the Arctic Circle without also talking about the famous midnight sun phenomenon. We can attest that there is very little nighttime here. There seem to be a few hours between 12:30 and 2 AM during which the sky does become completely dark, but the many hours of twilight before and after are extremely interesting, especially after being near the equator for so long where the sun sets pretty regularly around 7 PM. We had already noticed this in the Netherlands where dawn and dusk seemed to last for hours, but night there was more significant. Last night, between the cloud cover, reflected human lights (not extensive - these are small towns), and twilight from the sun and moon (which are out simultaneously for several hours), it was easily still light enough out at midnight to walk around without a flashlight. The drawback is no Northern Lights to check out. However, it is a really unique thing to see. As Nick described it, that moment of dusk where at home we would say "Okay, it'll be totally dark in 10 minutes; time to leave this park/head home/etc." lasts for hours and hours here. It's exciting to have so much extra natural light, but it actually has been disruptive to our ability to sleep on a regular schedule. We have learned just how much the daily cycle of the sun at home helps to regulate us. When we wake up and see light coming in through the window, we're conditioned to think it might be time to start waking up; here, it's only 2 or 3 AM. What a wild place.

    We cannot thank Cindy and Scott enough for meeting us here and taking us on this lovely tour. It has been awesome, and we expect the next few days to continue in the same manner! Shout out to Scott for taking some of the pictures for this post.
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    Well what a trip you have had and will continue to have throughout July. Lola is waiting for me to open the patio door so she can settle in and watch the outside world - one her favorite activities! Can't wait to see you and hear all about your adventures.


    Glad you are having a great time with Cindy and Scott although it's looking a bit cold up there. See you in a couple weeks.

    Darlene Clark

    Great to hear about your adventures. Kaitlyn was happy to hear from you! See you soon.

    mohammed azeez

    thats an amazing view

  • Day8

    Nochmal Balestrand

    August 17, 2018 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Leider war das Wetter wieder eher naß
    Und so viele Alternativen bei schlechtem Wetter gibt es nicht.
    Also waren Armin und ich Angeln und sind durch die Fjorde gefahren. Gefangen haben wir nichts - aber schön war es trotzdem. Danach sind wir noch einmal
    auf den Spuren von Wilhelm dem II. durch Balestrand gelaufen.
    Erstaunlich ist immer wieder, wie schnell sich der Ausblick ändert- Nebel, Wolken und ab und an blauer Himmel.
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    Susann Hantzsche

    Schoen ist es da👌


You might also know this place by the following names:

Balestrand, বালেস্ট্রান্ড, Kommun Balestrand, Balestrand kommune, Балестранн, Balestrands kommun, 巴勒斯特蘭