This time last week, Bobby and I were waking up in the cozy Norwegian village of Flam. Nestled between two towering cliffs carved out by glaciers, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular destination. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been!

After a scenic train ride and a visit to a local brewery with my family, we took a breathtaking boat ride through some of Norway’s most stunning fjords. A few hungry seagulls joined us as we cruised the narrow waterway, catching glimpses of one towering waterfall after the other. It was gorgeous! The scenery was so green and pure… afterwards we declared the fjords a “must-see” of any Norwegian adventure.

We spent the rest of our trip exploring the city of Oslo and hanging out at my parents’ chic downtown apartment. Oslo is such a charming city. There’s several famous Munch paintings to admire, impressive Vigeland sculptures to see, and infinite espressos to sip. Yet it’s not an intimidating city to visit at all. The people are lovely and friendly, so I can see why my mom loves living here so much. :) I hope to go back someday soon!

Norway fjord travel. Quote by Mark Twain via One Charming Life

Mark Twain definitely gets my love of traveling. This quote is pretty perfect set against a picture from the fjord, don’t you think? :) Here’s a few more pictures from our boat adventure…

Norwegian fjord. Picture from One Charming Life

Village in Norwegian fjord. Picture from One Charming LifeNorwegian fjord. Picture from One Charming Life

Norwegian seagulls. Picture from One Charming Life.

Happy travels!

XO, Mariel