No trip to Norway is complete without getting on the water. Whether you base your travels by a car,
a ferry is the means of transportation to get you from here-to-there in the most scenic spots
in Norway. 

Fodnes to Mannheller car ferry

The village of Solvorn sits directly across the fjord from the village of Ornes, where the famous
12th-century Urnes Stave Church is located. The village is the site of the historic Walaker Hotel,
dating back to about 1650. There has been a regular ferry route from Solvorn to Ornes, across
the fjord, since 1859. From 1963 until 1990, there was also a regular ferry route from Solvorn to
Aerdalstangen, about 35 kilometres down the fjord. The village had its heyday when the fjord was
the main thoroughfare for transportation in the region. Since that time, car transportation has
become more important that fjord travel, and the Norwegian County-Road 55
was built on the other side of the mountains.

(L) A tranquilizing village of Solvorn (R) Walaker Hotel

The village, such as if the clock has stopped.

Houses with an ingenious, simple decoration

Urnes Stave Church

The view of Solvorn from Ornes

Urnes Stave Church is a 12th-century stave church at Ornes. It sits on the eastern side of the fjord,
directly across the fjord from the village of Solvorn. It has been owned by Society for the Preservation
of Norwegian Ancient Monuments, since 1881. In 1979, the Urnes Stave Church was listed as a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The gate and exterior of Urnes Stave Church

(L) Interior view of the church, 1937 (R) The exterior of Urnes Stave Church
A ferry from Solvorn to Ornes
Ferry boat is leaving Ornes for Solvorn

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Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Oslo 2015
Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Bergen 2015
Norway Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Norway Fjord 2015
Norway All hotels are smoke-free in Norway Fjord 2016.


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Oslo 2016

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The photographs were taken in June, and an article was written in July 2016,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


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