Norway was pretty cool. We arrived by ferry to Oslo, and were met with a remarkably clean and modern train station in an equally clean city. The modern part involved quite a bit of construction, but it was clear they were moving on up. But, frankly, Norway isn't about its cities. It's not about long write ups and words, it's about nature... and nature was amazing.
As you can see, Norway had a lot of scenery to offer. We saw a lot of amazing things, but they were all outdone by the Fjords at Preacher's Rock. We set out from Oslo to the north in Norway primarily to see the Troll Wall. We at first weren't going to visit Preacher's Rock because it was a bit of a hassle to get there and we had some pressing deadlines to deal with. But, in the end, we decided to forgo the work stress so a train and a 2 hour hike later we were rewarded with the best view on the trip thus far.
The view is hard to capture entirely in a picture. Everything seemed so large and small at the same time, and it was breathtaking. We climbed up still higher after reaching the rock, and while I took a rest there and made some "traditional" rock statues, Rob just kept on climbing.
Once Rob was all climbed out, we began our return trip. I must say, Norway is a strong contender for my favorite country from our trip. It was clean, the people were polite, the hotels were consistently lovely, and transportation was never an issue. I feel like Norway is one of those places everyone should visit at some point in their life.
So thank you Norway, I won't soon forget you.