With somewhat sore and slightly painful feet (after our hike to Pulpit Rock the previous day) we left Stavanger early in the morning for our long drive to Bergen.
For driving on this route we had two choices – one option was to take the E39 that takes around 5 hours and is along the coast. While the other option was to take the E134 that takes around 6.5 hours but goes via some really scenic tourist routes and national parks. We decided to take the shorter route as it was just KK driving and we didn’t have a back-up driver.
By now we had driven for 4 days within Norway but were still amazed at the diversity of the landscape. Our drive each day was beautiful and unique in its own way.
The drive on this stretch was through more rocky landscapes and we had good fun trying to see what shapes the rocks made.
This route also had 2 long ferry crossings and each had spectacular views of the fjords and the surrounding hills and countryside. This was the first time we saw a two tier car parking in the ferries and were absolutely amazed with the efficiency of the whole system. There is a small café in these ferries too and you can also enjoy a nice cup of coffee or quick bite till you reach your destination.
We reached Bergen in the late afternoon and after driving on the highway for so long were a bit stumped with driving inside the city. There were numerous one ways here and the city was hilly in many places. And as our luck would have it our B&B was halfway up a hill on a road with no entry for cars. Anyways we managed to haul our luggage up and finally returned our car to Avis.
We settled in into our quaint B&B called Skiven Guesthouse and fell in love with the place. The rooms were spacious and the views from the rooms were gorgeous. But the best part were our hosts. They were the sweetest and the best hosts that we had during the trip. Since we were really tired that day, we just decided to stay in for the evening and enjoy the lovely views of Bergen from our room.