glacier, waterfalls, clouds

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the next stop on our cruise was the little port town of olden, further up north. our day around olden was the cloudiest we had in norway, which was a bit of a bummer because we had scheduled a trip up the loen skylift, a cable car with a killer-view mountaintop destination. we didn’t get the fjord views we were hoping for, but we did get loads of gushing waterfalls on our drive to and then surrounding briksdal glacier. you win some, you lose some 🙂 we had a great day in port in olden.

as we headed on the cable car up into the clouds, we got some gorgeous glimpses of views down to the fjord and the glacier lake on the opposite side…
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…but at the top, all we could see was white!
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we were inside a cloud.
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on the way back down, we spotted our cruise boat! it’s on the very left of this picture:
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back at sea level, we rode on a bus to briksdal glacier. (we had purchased a “shore excursion through the cruise line for this port.) the colour of the water in the glacier lakes we saw on our way was astounding!! our boys were really good sports as we carted them along on this adventure.
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there’s no way pictures or words could capture the majesty of the scene we took in when we got close to the glacier. the mist and waterfalls just made everything so dramatic and incredible!!! it felt so surreal.
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snaps from the drive back to port (the bus window made the colours a little extra saturated, but that teal really was sooo vivid!):
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when we got back to the town of olden the clouds started breaking! we took a walk through the little village.
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looking back towards our ship:
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can you spot moses jumping off a tree stump in this picture?:
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and then we had to get back on the boat to cruise away to our next destination. we stood out on our balcony and waved goodbye to this gorgeous little corner of the earth.
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after we pulled away, moses went straight to the kids’ club (he loved it!!) and we took gabriel to enjoy some spectacular passing beauty from the top deck of the cruise boat.
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next stop: bergen!
…to be continued…!

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