The fjord was in deep fog that morning and made the most beautifully quiet and eerie journey with unique mountain views!
It was a very laid back day but an opportunity to meet someone local and see how they lived! After a while, the children came back and we all gathered outside to admire the views and watch the goats they keep! The kids got to feed the kids and we all left feeling like we had a very unique Norway experience. We even learned that if the grass gets too tall on their sod roofs, they put one of the goats up there to prune the roof!
On the way to the ship, we stopped several times at scenic points to take pictures.
We were amazed to learn that the whole fjord freezes over in the winter and the people of Geiranger are isolated with no supplies, no mail and little outside contact for months! I can hardly imagine…
From Geiranger, we sailed on to Bergen and our last Norway port. Bergen is a large city second only to the capital city of Oslo. While we enjoyed the day here, it is certainly a bustling busy city! We opted to do a tour with the local historical and cultural museum, the Bryggen Museum and were treated to a historical lesson and walking tour of the town! We grabbed lunch at a neat place and had fabulous burgers! (Not very Norwegian, but very tasty!)
We then walked to Mount Floyen and took the funicular up to the top of the mountain where we were treated to amazing views of the whole city! We finished by walking through the fish market… very different than ours here in the US!
After four ports in four days, we were exhausted and looking forward to our next day at sea. Luckily, we had a beautiful day just warm enough to lounge in the sun and a quick dip in the pool. Norway was an amazing experience, and we are so glad that we took a chance and tried a new country to visit! Doing Europe on a Disney cruise makes it all so easy, too. Days spent exploring and evenings enjoying great food and conversations with our British and US table mates followed by the award-winning shows, characters, and customer service that Disney Cruise Line is so well-known for.
This cruise was my seventh on Disney—my third on the Disney Magic—and I was not disappointed. I did miss some of the down time we’ve had on some of the other cruises, and we didn’t have as much time for character meets, trivia games and lounging by the pool, but I wouldn’t have traded Norway for the Bahamas or Caribbean!
robot-programming, history-studying, space-loving 11 year old!
She and her family love visiting Disney World and taking Disney cruises. Having completed seven Disney cruises to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal and now Norway, she is now preparing to embark on a eighth Disney Cruise–this time the Trans-Atlantic–and planning her next Disney World visit, too!