Visiting Gudvangen is always pleasure.
It was a nice, sunny and warm second day of Easter. But is still dangerous to visit some place in Norway, even here in Hordaland. Better do not try before middle of May. Fortunately Aurland is places close to the main road and is available whole year. It is one of the place I like to visit.
It is a small village, where people change the tour buses to cruise ships to enjoy the beauty of Nærøyfjorden. One of the most beautiful place on Earth. Probably the local government want to keep the people little bit longer, they decide to build some replica of Viking village. It will be nice, but now it is under construction. I am not sure when it will be available. I think it is good idea. It was so sad to watch on this village, which looks like abandoned and the biggest and living place was the big parking for the tour buses.
Another attraction is Kayak rental. I will try this summer to rent the kayak and enjoy the beauty fjord by myself. Visiting Gudvangen is always big pleasure for me.
Like you may see on the picture below, there is still lot of snow in the mountain.
Vikings long boat in Gudvangen
At the end of narrow Nærøyfjord, in small but nice town Gudvangen. The scenery around is like from dark ages. I was there few times, but of course I prefer the cloudy and dark days. In the sunny days it looks like another popular tourist place. When is cloudy and dark it looks like scenery to imagine the feelings and life of Vikings. The long boat is placed close to the haven and it is a part of small museum.
In the top of summer heat, it is a noisy place. Lot of tourists from whole world. In fall it became quiet place with restaurant open only when the ship arrive. In this time I like to sit dawn here and think about how hard was life in this place before civilization with dynamite came here.
Like You see on the picture, it was my best weather. Vikings Long Boat. Greetings from Gudvangen
In this time of the year the light is long
The sun is far away. Days are short, and the rays of the sun are long. This is specific time when You live between the mountains.
Some north mountainsides have not a light at all. On the picture is example, like looks the beautiful Flåm harbour in this time. When You compare it with relative picture from summertime, you will see the difference. The picture was taken around 2 pm. It is mean the long light.