By being in Norway I owed leave visiting this country of the inside. I sank into lands to admire ” deep Norway “. This Norvège, is different from that of the coast. Having no car, I took the train to move. But what I discovered to exceed all my expectations. From my arrival to the station of Bergen, I thought of discovering all the modernity of the country. But much to my surprise, we would have said that time had stopped, here a hooked window, there clocks of former days with their minute hands, then the whistling of the train to mark its entry into the station, the latter moreover has a very surprising cubic shape. Here, the train it is a means of transportation so fast as transports it because highways remain with difficulty building in the middle of the country. Besides, the majority of the Norwegian trains propose only a single class, what illustrates perfectly this concern of equality so expensive to Norway (after all, it is in this country where the Nobel Peace Prize is almost awarded every year).
Engines are underway, the whistle rings, it’s time to get into the car. The first hour will have been only a succession of tunnels and stations; the second offered me fantastic landscapes. The cliff on both sides, the reflections of houses on the lake. My first stop for a few hours: the city of Voss, world-famous for its quality water and its design of packaging ., I made on the adjacent lake, the crystal clear water lined by mountains and mists forming a crown. And afterward, a bend by its stone church and its bell tower covered with brown boards. All the opposite of the Norwegian churches covered completely with white boards usually but in everything the cases it was another moment of big serenity!
Then it is already the hour to leave! Of new alpine landscapes, new feelings and a vision which reminds me certain American movies when the day comes down and envelope of a soft gilded(bronzed) light the landscapes made sublime. Long national one followed by the railroad both surrounded by lakes, mountains, from time to time tundra and in sights sunset! New stop: Geilo. Small quiet village in summer and ski resort the winter. Completed for the relaxation, but not the time to dawdle, the night falls finally. Direction the top of mountains for a breathtaking view.
On returning to the village, I looked for a structure which had awakened my curiosity from above. It was a church really different from others, surprising for a country so conservative. A very contemporary style with a cylindrical bell tower.
The Second day and new direction: Flåm (to pronounce Flôm) who means ” small meadow surrounded with steep mountains “. This small village is situated in hundred kilometers of coast with flight of birds, and is connected by an estuary. Generally to go there, everybody takes the train: Flåmsbana, which travels about twenty kilometers between the station of Flåm and that of Myrdal in a grand set. It is one of the most sloping lines to the world with one made uneven 870 meters in height on 20 km, if we exclude rack railways. The landscapes are once again indescribable.
Then the hour of return came, Norway is filled with hidden corners and with unusual discoveries, thus another tourist escapade is imperative before my departure. Moreover, by travelling only, we also make beautiful meetings, the history of moment. We cross on these ways of the nice loads of people of the French people, English and same of the Americans! We are exchanged good addresses and places not to be missed, we get acquainted in English. These moments are pure moments of happiness which shape the open-mindedness!