Grand West Coast Tour
Tekst: Connor Roinas, USA
As a Norwegian class we spent a week traveling around western and coastal Norway. We started off our trip by going to the town of Kongsberg where we learned about the mining history of the city.
After our short stop in Kongsberg we continued our journey. At one point stopping to eat while some of us had a quick snowball fight atop a mountain. We ended up in the winter sporting city of Geilo where we had a short exploration before heading to the resort in the mountains.
The next day we traveled to Bergen making some stops along the way. We stopped and took a short train ride from Flåm to Myrdal, it had great scenery through the mountains.
We hit the road again and arrived in Bergen, where we had the night to explore. The next day we had a guided tour through Bryggen. We also took a trolley up Fløyen one of the local mountains in Bergen. That evening we had the opportunity to see the Fiddler on the Roof in Norwegian. For some of us it was hard to understand but still a good experience.
The next day we headed for Stavanger along the way we stopped at the famous composer Edvard Grieg's house, Trollhaugen.
Then continued on to Stavanger. Well in Stavanger we went to two museums. One on the topic of oil the other a maritime museum. We also had some time to explore the city center.
The next day we left Stavanger and headed to The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). After an hour and a half hike we reached The Pulpit Rock itself. The view was definitely worth the hike.
Once we had finished our hike down we headed for Moi. Where we stayed at another folkehøyskole. On our final day we stopped at a classmates friends house who gave us a tour of Sokndal in the southpart of Rogaland. From there we continued on to the southernmost point of Norway, Lindesnes and saw the lighthouse there. That was the last stop on our study tour before we headed back to Stavern. Overall it was a very nice trip.