That wasn’t the instructions I was hoping for but, we can follow the poles, keep the T.V. tower in sight and we should have no problems. When we set out, initially, the trail was obvious and the green poles were easily seen. As we proceeded along the track it became less obvious and it was difficult to tell which was the main track and which were side-shoots. We scrambled here and there, over rocks only to face sheer drops. As we continued we decided that many of the tracks we were following were mountain goat tracks because the only foot prints we could see were those of mountain goats not fellow walkers. The most disappointing thing was that even though we were following mountain goat tracks we never saw one not even in the distance.
We were not impressed with the poorly marked tracks, coloured poles were hard to find and most had barely visible paint on them, no arrows for direction it was basically very poorly organized for such a popular area.
Our short easy walk took on a whole different perspective and by the time we finished it was quite late. We had lunch at the restaurant on the mountain, then back down to catch the bus back to town. By the time we returned every museum was closed.
Lastly we went to the Bryggen’s Museum and it has many interesting displays based on archaeological finds in the Bryggen area. The oldest buildings foundations from the 12th century are on display on their original site. Many artifacts and displays showing commerce, shipping, handicrafts and daily life in the Middle Ages are on display and were very interesting.
From here we went to collect or bags and made our way to the wharf to check in for the next part of our trip, up the coast of Norway to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten one of their passenger cargo ships that plies the coast of Norway every day. Hurtigruten means fast route, it will take seven days to make the journey.