Finse to Sogne Fjord (was Re: Advice for Beginners in Norway)

Finse to Sogne Fjord (was Re: Advice for Beginners in Norway)

Post by David Dermot » Tue, 19 Dec 1995 04:00:00


On Thu, 14 Dec 1995 20:06:26 GMT,

Quote:
>An achievable route : Start at Finse  (on the railway between Oslo and
>Bergen) go north to Ardalstanger on the Sonje Fiord and catch a hydrofoil
>to Bergen or a bus to Oslo. Lots of huts, not too steep, lovely country.
>All the best.

   That sounds like the route in the novel:

 "The Blue Ice" by Hammond Innes, first published in 1948.

   A long, long time ago, when I was 12, I first read this novel
and I recently found it in our city library.

    This may be out of print now, although I have seen other of the
author's books for sale.  Maybe all copies have been seized and burnt by
the anti-whaling activists! The Norwegian whaling industry is an
important part of the plot.  The story takes place a few years after
WW2.

    The climax of the story is a 24 hour ski chase from Aurland to
Finse.  It didn't sound like a beginners trail.  But then the main
character (and I suspect the author) in the story knew a lot more about
sailing than he did about skiing.

 --
 David Dermott , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

 www home:  http://fox.nstn.ca/~nstn1181/

 
 
 

Finse to Sogne Fjord (was Re: Advice for Beginners in Norway)

Post by Nord » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00

Finse was also where Robert Falcon Scott and crew trained for the South
Pole. It is also the starting point of the Skarverennet (sp?) 37-km ski
race each April.