Those are cities in Norway, by the way...I've discovered that most Americans can ID about three Norwegian cities: Oslo, Lillehammer, and perhaps Bergen. I was one of those Americans until my son became a Norwegian. :)
Anyway, when I was there visiting M & M two years ago, Michael and I took the train from Oslo to Bergen, so we missed this tunnel. Not that it was a wasted trip, however, as that route is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, which I found to be true and is amply illustrated by the photos I took from the train in 2010:
|Every podunk one-horse town had a picturesque station, some bigger, some smaller, but all impossibly European and cute. I loved them because we don't really have anything like that in the USA in these modern times.|
|Many of the buildings are roofed in slate. Can't imagine where they got it.|
|Yes, a glacier! I saw fjords, too!|
|Okay, it's not gorgeous Norwegian scenery, so sue me. I actually stepped out of the train WITHOUT MICHAEL all by myself IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY to get this shot, which was exceedingly brave of me. I don't get out much.|
But still...nearly 25 km? That's a heck of a tunnel.
Someday I hope we can drive from Oslo to Bergen instead of taking the train. M & M clearly need to buy a car.