Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords: a Trafalgar tour
21 August - 3 September 2016
Carol, Jim, Laveta and I
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Business Class Lounge at SEATAC. Our Flight to Reykjavik on Icelandair flight no. F1680
Waiting in Copenhagen airport. Meeting our guide and orientation dinner in the Copenhagen Marriott.
Copenhagen waterways, Royal Palace and of course, The Little Mermaid
Downtown, Opera House and Rodin's The Thinker
The young people of Copenhagen and our tour boat returning to our hotel.
Laveta in our hotel room overlooking Trivoli Gardens in the distance.
Carol onboard our buss to the fairytale village of Dragor with its thatched roofs.
Dinner in Dragor with our tour group, at the Strandhotel
One of the bridges to the Jutland peninsula
Walking in downtown Odense and inside St. Canute's Cathedral
Laveta & Carol at the home of Hans Christian Andersen
Our hotel in the small port city of Aalborg, Denmark and the restaurant that the four of us discovered
Eating at the Wine Cellar (Vin handel).
Crossing from Hirtshals, Denmark to Kirstiansand, Norway
Dinner in the Scandic Stavanger hotel in Stavanger Norway. On another ferry the following day
Troldhaugen- and the home of the composer Edvard Grieg
Sod covered auditorium and and inside for a piano performance.
Jim in the Admiral Clarion Hotel, downtown Bergen
Laveta. Old town Bergen (Bryggen)
Bergen & tour director, Jacqui Stark, kissing a moose!
Bergen- from the funicular overlook on the the summit of Mt. Floyen. Downtown fish market.
St. Mary church. Note flying hourglass on the headstone! Laveta & Carol shopping.
Øvre-Eide Gård farm, a short drive from Bergen, where we had a tour and dinner.
The town of Voss where we boarded the train to Myrdal, where we changed to the Flam Train (Flamabana)
Waterfalls and tunnels. Stopping to get a wet view!
In Undrodel we boarded The Lady Elisabeth for a breathtaking tour of Naroyfjord
Stopping inside Lærdal Tunnel, Europe's longest auto tunnel and Another ferry crossing!
The Sognefjord Hotel and our room.
Jauqui Stark Tour Director and Lazo Torma our bus driver
High and beautiful country
Gerianger, at the end of the fjord, where we would spend the next two days (could have spent a month)!
Our room... in Hotel Gerianger and Geriangerjord from on our deck.
In the town of Lom now where we visited its famous Stave Church
On the road again- driving southeast, away from fjord country.
We stayed in the skiing town of Lillehammer, home of the 1994 winter Olympics
Countryside north of Oslo
Oslo's City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.
Lunch time in Oslo, Akershus Fortress
Oslo Opera House
Vigeland Sculpture Park. A beautiful but weird place!
At the The Viking Ship Museum
The Fram Polar Ship Museum
A lunch stop in Karlstad, our first stop in Sweden
Clarion Hotel Stockholm
At the hotel bar
Lots of bicycles.
The four of us in Stockholm
Kaknas Tower (155m) highest point in Stockholm. View from the top.
Going out to dinner with Jacqui and our tour mates, in the old part of Stockholm
Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel prizes are awarded (except peace prize awarded in Oslo)
Antique steamboat ride on Lake Malaren
17th century warship Vasa which sank just minutes into her maiden voyage and recovered in 1961
Our last dinner
Changing planes in Reykjavik
Group photo in Copenhagen
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