Photo Essay – Day 5 – Driving from Stavanger to Bergen, Norway

5 Feb

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.

Driving from Stavanger to Bergen, Norway

Driving from Stavanger to Bergen, Norway

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.

Colorful houses dotting the landscape, Norway

Colorful houses dotting the landscape, Norway

The Norwegian countryside, Norway

The Norwegian countryside, Norway

Picturesque villages with colorful houses, Norway

Picturesque villages with colorful houses, Norway

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.

Driving along the coast in Norway

Driving along the coast in Norway

The rocky landscape, Norway

The rocky landscape, Norway

Driving in the Norwegian countryside, Norway

Driving in the Norwegian countryside, Norway

The drive on this stretch was through more rocky landscapes and we had good fun trying to see what shapes the rocks made.

A Sleeping Dog, Norway

A Sleeping Dog, Norway

An alligator, Norway

An alligator, Norway

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.

Buses, Trucks, Cars, everything crosses via a ferry, Norway

Buses, Trucks, Cars, everything crosses via a ferry, Norway

Stunning views of the fjords from the ferry, Norway

Stunning views of the fjords from the ferry, Norway

Views of the fjords from the ferry, Norway

Views of the fjords from the ferry, Norway

My favorite pic from the ferry, Norway

My favorite pic from the ferry, Norway

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.

Our favorite B&B on the trip, Skiven Guesthouse, Bergen, Norway

Our favorite B&B on the trip, Skiven Guesthouse, Bergen, Norway

Views from our window, Bergen, Norway

Views from our window, Bergen, Norway

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.

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2 Responses to “Photo Essay – Day 5 – Driving from Stavanger to Bergen, Norway”

  1. Durga Prasad Dash February 6, 2017 at 07:09 #

    Wow

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