Our hotel in Balestrand. Our first visit it to the little church at the end of the street.
The view out our bedroom window to the east over the Sognefjord.
St. Olaf's Church in Balestrand, built in 1897 by an English woman.
St. Olaf's Church, Balestrand.
Interior, St. Olaf's Church. The English founder wanted a chruch where English services could be held.
St. Olaf's Church.
There are lots of hydrangeas in Balestrand.
The Kviknes Hotel dominates Balestrand. We couldn't get a reservation here, even 6 months in advance.
The Kviknes hotel was founded by Knut Kviknes, whose wife built the St. Olaf's Church.
Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand.
We think this couple was just married out on the little point of land on the Kviknes Hotel grounds.
On the point of land by the Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand.
Kviknes Hotel boat harbor.
There were picture frames at several sites in Balestrand through which one was to view the natural splendor!
Bele is a legendary king in Nordic mythology. His statue sits atop a Viking burial mound in Balestrand.
Bele, the legendary Nordic king, looks out over the Sognefjord at sunset.
Moonlight over the Sognefjord as seen from our bedroom window.
Early morning light on the Sognefjord.
Sunrise in Balestrand.
Morning ablutions in the harbor in Balestrand.
Our 2nd and last morning in Balestrand was quite beautiful.