Norway Photo Diary: Østerbø + Flåm

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Last month seems like so long ago and visiting Norway seems like a dream. I've already posted my photos diaries for Stavanger, Bergen and Olden so you can check them out if you want look through my photos (and a videos) for those beautiful places but this post is all about Flam which along with Olden was one of my favourite places we visited in Norway.
The journey through the sognefjorden then the Aurlandsfjord was amazing, the port/harbour at Flam was incredibly beautiful and I'm being completely honest when I say that I would give up everything *literally* to live in Flam as it's unbelievably beautiful! We also visited the little village of Østerbø as well as Flam which was so beautiful, peaceful and the drive through the mountains was amazing (there are so many mountain tunnels and sleep sides!). Also we had more Norwegian waffles with sour cream and I wish I had some now!
Flam was so gorgeous, it has a lot of tourist shops (the most touristy place that we'd come across) and cafes, hotels and a supermarket. There was also a play/picnic area, tourist boat excursions and it's surrounded by mountains, hiking trails and waterfalls, what more could you possibly want! It became even more beautiful when the mist came over the mountain tops.
As I said in previous post, the prices in Norway are very high compared to England at least. They have an outlet store with winter/outdoor clothing as well as lots of souvenirs but the price a still a little high. We went in the Coop store for snacks and most single, normal sized chocolate bars were around £2.50 to £4.50 which is so expensive but worth it...
If you haven't read my previous Norway posts then you won't know but we went on a P&O cruise on the Britannia ship which was pretty good and I'd definitely recommend P&O if you are thinking about going on a cruise. Cruises, whichever company you go with, are an amazing, easy way of visiting so many places in a very short space of time. If you have any cruise questions then let me know as I've been on seven now with mainly Royal Caribbean but also P&O.
Before we arrived at Flam, we had to cross the North Sea again and this time...oh boy it was chopping with 4m swell and 30-40 knot winds so I didn't have a very good nights sleep as I felt a little sick even though we've been on a cruise through the mistral and the Bay of Biscay which were both a little crazy.

The tide and wind was so high that there was salt from the North Sea all over our balcony and I hope you can see the salt splatters on the balcony doors in the photo above - that's how awful the tide and wind were on the journey to Flam but thankfully it only lasts for a few hours. Also, the weather in Flam was quite chilly but I wanted to read on the balcony so I had to bundle up! #BookLoverProblems
If you do get a chance to visit Norway then I couldn't recommend Flam or Olden enough as they are unbelievably beautiful and I know I have been going on about Norway since I came back so you're all probably sick of it by now but it's such a beautiful country. You have to go to Norway to fully understand how stunning, wonderful and incredible it is and if you get the chance you go to Flam or Olden, you will not regret it!
Sunglasses: *Rayban via The Watch Shop
Jumper: *Joanie Clothing 
Jeans: Asos 
This jumper is from Joanie Clothing which is my current favourite clothing store! The jumper is so cute, it's perfect for autumn as it goes with everything and it's so soft, cosy and warm for how light it is. They have a gorgeous range of dresses, accessories and jumpers to choose from, I know I have my eye on a few of their new jumpers, dresses and skirts! Definitely check out their site, this jumper is now on sale for only £11.20 which is amazing especially as the quality is fantastic.

This is my final Norway post so it's fitting for the last photos to be of the journey across the North Sea back to Southampton. I did spend most of the day eating all the pasta and reading on the balcony as there's nothing nicer than reading in the sun with the sound of the waves as the background noise!

Have you bought anything from Joanie Clothing? Have you been on a cruise or visited Norway? 

27 comments

  1. I loooove cruises, I think once you go on one you get hooked. I've only been with Royal Caribbean, but P&O seem really great too. All of the photos you got are beautiful and Norway looks like a really great place xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  2. Love the photographs, it looks like a beautiful place, I'd love to go one day xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  3. You've made me want to go on a Norway cruise! Xx

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  4. I'm loving your photo posts from Norway! Love your Joanie jumper too. So nice! x

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  5. This looks incredible. I've not been anywhere like this before and it's so interesting to read about it x

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  6. The photo of the Ferry pulling in is just amazing x

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  7. It looks beaut - I also need this jumper!! x

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  8. I'd love to go on a cruise. It must be amazing to wake up in a brand new place every day :) Norway looks incredible! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  9. Oh wow what an incredible location, I love it. So stunning!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  10. Norway looks amazing and you can captured it beautifully!

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  11. I've never thought of going to Norway before, but I recently watched one of Lydia Millen's vlogs where she went there and now reading your post I'm interested to go! The scenery looks absolutely beautiful xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  12. Wow these photos are beautiful! My boyfriend really wants to go to Norway but there's no way we could afford it at the moment, definitely something to save for! Sounds like you had an incredible time :)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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  13. Another one on my wishlist! Beautiful photos x

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  14. Wow Not eat looks beautiful. Great post, love your photography xx

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  15. I've never been to Norway, would love to visit one day though! Your pictures are stunning! x

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  16. Wow I have never heard of here before. It looks stunning x

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  17. It looks so incredible! Love these photos xx

    Www.coleoftheball.com

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  18. Ah your photos are so stunning! It looks so peaceful there!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  19. This looks like such a stunning place - you look so stylish in the pictures too!

    Robyn xx

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  20. It looks so beautiful! You look stunning too heather x

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  21. Ahhh your photos are gorgeous, looks amazing x

    Gemma Louise

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  22. Gosh Norway is breathtaking, I haven't tried Joanie clothing yet but they are on my radar!

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  23. Wow, your photos are beautiful! Waffles with sour cream sounds like the strangest thing ever, although now I'm really intrigued to try them.

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  24. It sounds like such an amazing place and not somewhere I had ever considered before x

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  25. So pretty and what great photos! I do love a good travel diary. Sounds like you had a nice time.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  26. I've never been on a cruise before, but I always feel tempted when speaking about them! It is such a good way to visit a lot more places. Norway looks beautiful and I love your photos xx

    Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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  27. I've never been on a cruise or to Norway but this looks incredible!

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