Bergen Railway, Norway:
We left Gothenburg very early in the morning to go on the long train journey all the way to Bergen in Norway.
Slowly, the landscape became truly Scandinavian with a change from open fields to more forests and lakes. In Oslo we entered the so-called Bergen Railway which is a particularly scenic line crossing the majestic Hardangervidda mountain plateau. I did not expect that the countryside at ca. 1200 m above sea level was still dominated by snow and ice at the end of May, but it was a fantastic sight! Even though cheap air tickets are available and might cut down travel time, I would definitely recommend train journeys if possible (if you want to see a video of the trip click here)!
We reached Bergen in the late afternoon and were eager to explore the city on the following day.