Norway

By trains, boats, buses and planes, my brother and I explored Oslo and Bergen, Norway. We were there in the beginning of December so the sun was already setting around 3 p.m. each day. Despite this lack of sunlight, Norway was gorgeous. Highlights included the seven hour train from Oslo to Bergen that is known for being one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. I would look down for a second and then out the window and was constantly shocked by how amazing the views were. The scenery ranged from country-side to polar-express-like mountains to snowy scenes within minutes. I also loved the Fjord tour we took to Flam. The cliffs were breathtaking. It was crazy to see the tiny houses on these huge cliffs. The people who live there must have total isolation especially with all the snow. 

In Oslo, we went to the sculpture garden or Vigelandsparken, designed by Gustav Vigeland. Although we didn't have much sunlight in Bergen, it was a really adorable small town. I did a little christmas shopping at cute authentic stores.