Islands, Fjords and Mountains

Saturday started out with some nice weather so we jumped in the Mjollnir-mobile and set off for a trip around some of the spectacular scenery to the south of Bergen.

Leaving Fyllingsdalen we travelled through the southern part of town past Nesttun and along the shores of Kalandsvatnet, about which I posted a few months ago, and on to the town of Os where we were a couple of weeks ago.  Passing through Os we continued on to the ferry terminal at Hattvik for the short trip across the Bjørnafjord to Venjaneset.  This is still on the mainland but the ferry crossing cuts out a very long road trip around the fjord (see map below).

Colourful boathouses at Hattvik ferry terminal.
Colourful boathouses at Hattvik ferry terminal.

From there we drove along some forested mountain roads by the shores of the Fusafjord and past the village of Eikedalsosen before arriving at the tiny community of Mundheim on the shores of the Hardangerfjord where we stopped to enjoy the fantastic views in the sunshine.

Eikedalsosen
Eikedalsosen at the head of the Fusafjord.

 

Mundheim
The tiny village of Mundheim beneath its mountains.
Ray
These guys were lucky enough to land what I think is a Spotted Ray from the Hardangerfjord.
Hardanger
Looking across the Hardangerfjord from Mundheim.

 

The distant mountains seem blue in the hazy sunshine.
The distant mountains seem blue in the hazy sunshine.

From Mundheim we continued south along the Hardangerfjord towards our next destination of the day, the second ferry terminal of the trip at Gjermundshamn for the trip to Årsnes on the other side of the fjord and the drive to our main destination of the day, the beautiful village of Rosendal and its famous Barony.

Gjermundshamn
Pulling out of Gjermundshamn on the ferry across the Hardangerfjord.
Pano
A panorama shot (3 images) of the Hardangerfjord from just south of Årsnes.
Clouds
Clouds over the fjord.
Ominous
Ominous looking clouds move in over the fjord as we approach Rosendal.
Rosendal
Still some sunshine as we approach the village.
Islands, Fjords and Mountains Map
Islands, Fjords and Mountains Map (from Google Maps).

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Islands, Fjords and Mountains

  1. Oh wow. Beautiful, beautiful photos. I love Norway, was completely smitten with Bergen, and your photos completely capture what my sorry camera was incapable of! Thank you and please keep posting 😀

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  2. That looks like a fantastic trip. Wonderful shots. 🙂 I’m going to Austevoll for a few days next week for work. I suppose it’s not too far from Rosendal.

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