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Olden is located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river in the Oldedalen valley along the Nordfjord. It is a major tourist attraction with its cruise port having 61 cruise ships arriving in 2003.

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We took a scenic drive along the nordfjord toward the villages of Loen and Stryn.  Loen is home to some of the oldest farms of Norway.  Stryn is well-known for it’s all year glacier skiing. We drove along the river to the gorgeous Stryn lake with its beautiful turquoise water flowing down from the nearby glacier covered mountains. IMG_8051IMG_8047IMG_8015IMG_8039 IMG_8052IMG_8058IMG_8057IMG_8055 IMG_8054IMG_8063IMG_8059

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We took an early lunch break at the charming Grotli Hotel before we continued the scenic drive which lead to Mount Dalsnibba where we had the most spectacular view of the majestic mountains and glaciers and the Geiranger Valley and its fjord.

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The deep blue Geirangerfjord Fjord is UNESCO-protected and is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. We did an hour-long ferry ride on Geirangerfjord, past several waterfalls including the famous Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil. IMG_8257IMG_8256IMG_8265IMG_8264IMG_8248 IMG_8262IMG_8260IMG_8250IMG_8251 IMG_8275 IMG_8289IMG_8326IMG_8322 IMG_8316IMG_8280  IMG_8287 IMG_8290IMG_8307IMG_8283IMG_8317IMG_8312 IMG_8310IMG_8297IMG_8294IMG_8293 IMG_8288 IMG_8285

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The ferry ended and took us to the small  village of Helllesylt where we continued to the Hornindal Lake which is the deepest lake of Europe.

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It was a long day full of fjord, glaciers and mountains, we traveled along the crystal clear lake and across wooded hills back to Nordfjord and make many stops to capture the beauty of this area before returning to our cruise ship.

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New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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