We went fjording on silent a misty morning. With no preset morning adventure, Marissa and I decided to head off on our own into town and beyond.
We cut our intended hike short after the road past Håreina got very steep. On our way back towards town we discovered a little water powered grain mill down by the river.
We saw lots of small stone statues (of which I have forgotten the name) along the river bank. We decided to add our own monument.
After a brief rest and lunch we went on a fjord safari followed by a beer tasting! Before we could depart in our rigid inflatable boat (RIB) we had to get suited up.
Saw the small town (65 people, 400 goats) that makes the best goat cheese in Norway (which also has the smallest church in Norway).
Gazed up at the most reclusive bed & breakfast (it takes one hour to walk from the water line along the waterfall up to the hotel). Bonus fact, the B&B was started by an American.
And we even went into a UNESCO fjord; the narrowest, steepest fjord in the world.
After two hours on the fjords we returned to shore and and headed off to taste beer (in the Viking-esq building from above). We walked to the Ægir Brewery and tasted 3 of their beers. Bonus fact, Ægir was started by an American who found Norwegan beer a bit lacking.
All Ales, we tasted a blonde, amber and a porter. All were decent and not surprisingly I like the porter the best.
The inside is decorated in a "Viking" inspired style. It fits well I think and seems to be a good place to hang out and drink, especially in the winter.
This part of Norway is truly amazing and really something to see. It's like nothing else and it's like we sailed into a fairy tale. As Marissa says it was Flåmazing!
Tomorrow it's the Art Nuevo town Alesund.