Monday, May 26, 2014

Stavanger: Days 3, 4, & 5

Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days! We spent our last two full days in Stavanger at a cabin owned by Katy's relatives. This island is a little ways into the fjord and was stunning. Think the Shire (sorry for the overload of LOTR references but I just can't think of anything else to compare it to!). There were several pastures on the island that were the most perfect shade of emerald. The pictures just do not do them justice! Her uncle gave us a tour of the island in the rain which made it even more perfect. 

The second day we spent hiking the Preikestolen or "Pulpit Rock". This rock formation juts out over the fjord and is a sheer drop of almost 2,000 feet. The hike was amazing--a little more strenuous than I had anticipated, but gorgeous nonetheless. We weren't sure that we would be able to do the hike because of the weather. The Norwegian equivalent of park rangers close the trail if it gets too windy or people will literally be blown off. Crazy, huh? Luckily the weather was perfect and we were able to go up. The views were incredible!

The last day in Norway we went to church and then caught a flight to Prague. I loved Norway and will definitely be returning! 

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