Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Norwegian Experience Trip Day 6

Monday was another great day in Norway for Marcia and her companions. After arriving in Balestrand on Sunday, Marcia went on a spectacular fjord cruise yesterday, which took her to the village of Fjærland and then to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier.

About Fjærland
Fjærland is a small community with around 300 inhabitants in the innermost reaches of the Fjærlandsfjord, one of the most beautiful arms of the Sognefjord. The fjord meets with a marshy landscape here, Bøyaøyri, rich in flora and fauna and perfect for bird-watchers. You can see the mighty glaciers, Bøyabreen and Supphellebreen, high on the mountainside, reaching down to the valley below. In Fjærland lies the award winning activity centre, Norsk Bremuseum - The Norwegian Glacier Museum. The museum houses many exhibits on glaciers, from genuine glacier ice that is more than thousand years old, to glacier models showing the "core" of the glacier with sound and winds. Ivo Caprino´s panorama film on the Jostedal Glacier is an experience not to be missed and never forgotten.

Guests from all corners of the world have found their way to Fjærland, the first by boat along the Fjærlandsfjord, some via the heights of glacier and today by road, through the tunnel under the Jostedal Glacier.

When we telephoned Marcia yesterday, she had this to say:
"Everything has been so exciting! Some of my family, who are traveling with me, went kayaking in the fjord and came across a family of porpoises that swam alongside the kayaks! I was able to watch them from the beach, where I was relaxing and then, later, from my room at the Kvikne's hotel.

Speaking of the hotel, it's been fabulous, too! From the balcony outside my room I can see the fjord and the water. It's been an amazing place to stay!"

Sounds like Marcia is having a great time and we know that the rest of her time in Norway is going to be just as fun! Remember, if you are interested in entering the 2008 Norwegian Experience Recruitment contest, all you have to do is be a current member who signs up a brand new member. The more members you recruit, the more chances you have to win this wonderful trip that's being brought to you by Sons of Norway and Borton Overseas. To learn more about the contest, click here, or visit www.sonsofnorway.com.

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