A Personal Journey to Norway

Norway is so special to me as it holds my history and my heritage.  My father was born in the city of Stavanger so to visit and explore such a beautiful place as an adult, to love and to appreciate it, was truly an honor.  Fresh seafood, expansive landscapes, towering fjords, lush greenery, and warm, welcoming people abound here.

Docked Boats in Bergen Norway

Bergen is where my father’s family is from and the city itself is teeming with life.  A local fish market welcomes visitors at the mouth of the port where one can take the Funicular to the top of Fløyen Mountain for a spectacular city view.  It was evident that the people of Bergen are very proud of their cultural heritage as it was preserved beautifully throughout the city.  The white house pictured below is the home where my grandfather grew up.  It’s on its own island and he actually had to take a rowboat to school every day!  He said he had a dog that would walk with him every morning to his boat and wait for him on the shore until he arrived home in the afternoon. My grandfather (who has now since passed) talked about how the sea truly was an integral part of his family’s life.  It was their food, their landscape, their transportation and their lifeline.

Lake House in Bergen Norway

Boat in Bergen Norway

Farm in Bergen Norway

Shores of Bergen Norway

Streets of Bergen Norway

Fjords in Stavanger Norway

I think the most beautiful part of the trip was our tour through Rosendal. It’s home to the historic Barony Rosendal, a historic estate situated above the fjord.  It’s surrounded by an incredible rose garden and rivers within walking distance.  I highly recommend it!

Green Doors in Bergen NorwayRose in Bergen Norway

River in Bergen

Epic Cliffs in Stavanger Norway

Cow in Stavanger Norway

Not to be Missed

Visit the Fløibanen Funicular and Fish Market.
Tour the Barony Rosendal in Bergen.

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One comment on “A Personal Journey to Norway

  1. Your photos are incredible! Having just moved to Norway I can relate to the beauty here. Looking forward to exploring more, including Bergen.

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