Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Our first day in the Norwegian Fjords

Our lovely lady MV FRAM made her way to Norway during the night. In the very early morning hours we reached the “Lysefjord”. Lysefjord means “The shining or lighting fjord. When we started our cruising with lots of information given by the expedition team from the bridge the sky was very cloudy. But the sun broke more and more through the clouds during our cruising and we got a good imagination about the very special light here in the Lysefjord.

Around 11:00 we reached Stavanger, that’s also called as the capital of the oil industry. We were just lying next to the very interesting Oil museum. Many passengers went into the museum to learn more about Norwegians important “Oil industry”.

There have been offered excursions like a walking tour and a Panorama tour by bus so that everybody got the possibility to see as most as possible of Stavanger and its surroundings.

Special points of interest have been the “Stavanger Cathedral” out of the beginning of the 12th century and the old part of the town, the “Gamle Stavanger” where you can still find more than 170 old wooden houses built in 17th and 18th century.  This old part of Stavanger is Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement and of course it is protected by a special conservation law.

 We set sail again around 21:00. The day ended with FRAM’s very famous and funny Fashion show.