The following events occurred between Oct 14 and Oct 18 of 2015.
On the way from Oslo to Geirangerfjord, my dad and I stayed in Lillehammer and ate at this Indian restaurant which I very much recommend: https://www.facebook.com/Bombaytandoori/ (UK style punjabi food)
This is a Norwegian lake (not fjord):
The land is barren and sparsely populated. Most people do not go by car from Oslo to Geirangerfjord — they come by cruise. This is a Norwegian glacier:
There were unfortunately no water activities like boating allowed because it was off-season. We took hikes instead.
There was a big troll:
The water was very cold:
failed attempt to cross cold stream (much easier in Nainital):
Small Town Waterfall into Fjord:
I would very much recommend http://www.hotelunion.no/en/ where we stayed because of its history (entrepreneurial founder, luxury car museum):
picture from https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/de/77/a9/union-hotel-geiranger.jpg
View from hotel:
A Fly’s View:
The perspective of a fly is portrayed in the Eega movie.
Luxury car museum — the rich man’s cars:
Studebaker only one of its model, classic cars used to transport tourists from the fjord to the hotel:
And the photo on the right is a Cadillac 1919.
1918 Mercer Touring — cost of 8 model T’s:
Cars moving off a small ferry (too little demand for a bridge):
Cars moving onto a small ferry:
View from hike:
My dad and I met a girl on the hike who seemed a few years older than me. We inquired whether we can rent a boat and she said everything is closed. She talked a bit about it being off-season.
She did not seem Norwegian. She said she was Swedish — actually her father is Swedish and her mother from West Indies. She said she was in Norway because she fell in love with a Norwegian — in those very words. I told a friend at the time about this and she was very impressed by the romanticism.
The breakfast was cute:
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History:
Stave church 1200, Viking influence of dragons
Excellent pigs and cow:
Norway is an expensive, natural, and northern place.