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

     Just extraordinary!

                               
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

                          Leaving Norway


                              
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)

                                 
Drottningholm Palace

                                 
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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