The place we go to are Kvamskogen, near Bergen, in Norway. It is about an our in bus from the city center, the bus leaves 1130 on Sundays, and returns 1900, 2100 and 2300 (I think). The departure is a it inconvenient, but the first bus in the morning goes way to early, so we have to go at midday. Still, we get a long, great day in beautiful surroundings.
The Norwegian tradition is to always bring some food to the mounains. We have the tradition of boiling sausages (it is to cold to fry them), put them in bread, and bring on Ketchup. Wonderful. We also bring choclate, bisquits and Cocoa. In the first few trips, I also brought lunch (but then it left little time for skiing!)
Kvamskogen is a little bit short of Nordheimsund. The stop we chose is “Furedalen”, just were the ski center for alpine skiing is. We prefer cross country skiing, though, and head for what we call the “Twin tops” (actually, it is me, calling them that), but I think the correct name is: From there, we have an extraordinary view down to “Hardangerfjorden”, or “The Hardangerfjord”, as it is called in English.
We do from two to three trips each year. These pictures are only a small portions of what we have, and the pictures are nothing to all we have done and experienced, there. So many moments, so many memories. And more are yet to come.
Enjoy the winter!