Monday, August 4, 2008

On the Road in Norway and Denmark (July 9-11, 2008)

We spent three days driving and ferrying from Bergen, Norway to Copenhagen, Denmark. It was fascinating to watch the scenery change from the wooded fjordland and desolate coastline of southwestern Norway to the gently rolling hills and endless fields of Denmark.

Highlights along the drive included Arhus, Denmark’s second largest city; Odense, the birthplace of famous author Hans Christian Andersen; Roskilde, the site of Denmark’s most important cathedral; and Fredensborg Palace, just an hour outside of Copenhagen.
Ferrying along the western Norwegian coast
Coastal Norwegian countryside
Old buildings line the main square in Kristiansand, at Norway’s southern tip
A common sight in Denmark: flat yellow fields and windmills
Riverside cafes in Arhus, Denmark's second largest city. Arhus is known for its lively music and entertainment scene, as well as its 1000+ years of history.

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