Tuesday, June 8th 2004:

Right after breakfast we visited Vøringfossen a short way back and down the street, which is 183 m high and one of the most impressive waterfalls of Norway.

After having seen enough of the thundering waters we drove on towards Bergen. We had to cross the Eidfjord, and so we took the car ferry from Brimnes to Bruravik. In the meantime the clouds broke up and we decided to take a little diversion on our way to Bergen via Ulvik to Granvin.


In the mountains

The further way to Bergen goes alongside the Hardangerfjord. Another remarkable waterfall is along the way - Steinsdalsfossen. Its special feature is that you can walk through behind the falling waters.
The old hanseatic town of Bergen is known for its almost 300 rainy days a year, but it gave us a bright welcome when we arrived! After some problems in finding the youth hostel we went to town. The famous Bryggen area is awarded UNESCO world heritage site.

 The next day we planned a little hiking tour in the mountains surrounding the town. =>