Petrol in Norway!
Norway is one of the largest petrol producing nations on earth, one would assume that petrol is relativley cheap. Think again - a litre of petrol set you back over US$ 3 or EUR 2.60 - take this in to consideration when planning a road trip, since fuel is almost double to other countries on earth!
Le Geiranger fjord est un des plus merveilleux. Faites le voyage, vous n'aurez rien à regretter... Voyez le *link* que m'a donné mon ami Christer, ci-dessous.
Geiranger fjord is one of the most beautiful. If you are in the neighbourhood, you will never regret to make a detour and see by yourself... I have got this link below from my friend Christer.
De Geiranger fjord is echt een van de mooiste, en als U in de buurt bent, zult U nooit spijt krijgen als U zelf gaat kijken, 't omweg meer dan waard. Link heb ik gekregen Christer.
Webcamera on Ålesund & Geiranger:
Visit the old harbour “Brosundet” and Skansegata, the museum area of Viking Age Borgundkaupangen, and the huge vaults of Skjonghelleren (cave) on the island of Valderby, which gave shelter to the Stone Age man. The Art Nouveau style, which gives the city and its buildings a distinctive character. The canals that zigzag through the city, and the colorful pedestrian streets, Kongensgate, Apotekergate, Kirkegate etc.
Skiing near Høgsvora, Ørskog Mountains, about 30 minutes East of Ålesund. This area offers great backcountry skiing and touring. There's also a nice groomed track from the ski area that's free! A concept that's not yet caught on here in Colorado.
There's many other places short distance from Ålesund that offers great skiing. The daylight hours are short so plan accordingly. What I miss the most is the food (seafood) and the summer nights when the sun barely drops down under the horizon.
Buildings in Jugendstil line...
Buildings in Jugendstil line the waterfront on both sides of the sound. A couple of restaurants have tables next to the water. Or you can enjoy the view from this spot, Apotekertorget. The statue is of a fisherman, and is a monument to honour all those who have lost their lives at sea. This is, after all, the largest fishing community in Norway. Especially at sunset and at night, strolling along the sound is very romantic. But remember, if you're here at summer, dusk lasts from 11pm to 3am, and dawn lasts from 2am to 5pm. (Yes, I know those overlap. :^)