Thursday, 4 August 2011

Land of the midnight sun (2)

A few more snapshot images of Stavanger and the surrounding countryside. All of these places can be visited for the day by car or car/ferry.

Stavanger Old Town


  1. Hello Rosemary:
    Absolutely stunning!

    How we should have loved to stroll around Stavanger Old Town with you. It looks to be a simply charming, every house a picture which one could see on a chocolate box lid.

    But standing on the cliff edge and staring into the abyss.......oh, dear no!!!!

  2. Dear Jane and Lance - The cliff edge is called Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and looks out over the Lysefjord, but it is possible to view upwards from a boat.
    Hubby climbed to the top, a very steep and long 6 hours up and down with lots of boulders to encounter - I think he did well. I only managed half the climb.

  3. Gorgeous views - the Lysefjord has to be one of the most awesome (in the literal sense of the word) places in the world. Stavanger reminds me a little of some of the coastal towns of Maine.

  4. Mark - Lysefjord is certainly very impressive at 40 kilometres long and flanked by steep mountains, some rising over 1000 metres.


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