BERGEN. 10. Route. 67
At the foot of the latter waterfall is the Vetlevand ('small lake'),
which we cross by boat in a few minutes; and ascending thence
for 8 min. more across the Eid, or neck of land separating the two
lakes, we reach the extremely picturesque and exquisitely clear
Ringedalsvand (about 1500 ft. above the sea), with the huge
Einsatfjeld rising towards the S. (A high wind sometimes prevails
here, while the fjord below is quite calm, in which case the night
must be spent at the gaard, or the excursion must be renounced
altogether. A second rower is desirable, but not always procurable ;
fee 1 kr. 80 0.). This magnificent mountain-lake is 8 Kil. in
length, and the row to its upper end takes nearly iy2 hr.; about
halfway we enjoy a fine retrospective view of the huge snow-
mantle of the Folgefond. On the left, farther on, the picturesque
Tyssestrenge fall from a precipice upwards of 500 ft. high, uniting
in one cascade about halfway down the face of the rock. On landing
at the upper end of the lake, we ascend across 'Ur' to the (20 min.)
foot of the *Skjseggedalsfos, or properly Ringedalsfos, which
descends in an unbroken leap of 530 ft. In summer, however, the
volume of water is somewhat scanty, but in spring (Flomtid) and
afterhe^avy rain the effect i& very gfancL
10. Bergen an-d Environs.
Arrival. 'The large sea-going steamers cast anchor in the harbour,
/rhence passengers are conveyed ashore in small boats (20 0. each person).
frhe smaller vessels lay to at the Holbergs Almenning. Porter (Bwrer)
to the principal hotels, >/2-l kr. — Travellers leaving Bergen by steamboat
should, if possible, secure berths by going on board in person several
hours or the day before the vessel starts. — The Railway Station (PI. 1)
is in the S. part of the town, near the Lille Lungegaardsvand.
Hotels. "Holdt's Hotel (PI. c), in the street called Engen, about
20 min. from the steamboat-quay, R. iy-2-2, B. iy2, D. 2V2 kr., L. and A.
1 kr. 20 0.; baths in the house. !SScandinavie (PI. b), in the Plads called
Klosteret, 10 min. from the quay; "Nordstjernen (PI. d), Kaadstue-Plads,
near the Exchange, and 20 min. from the landing-place; -Hotel Bergen
(PI. a), Strandgaden, to the E. of the Nykirke; these three are less pre¬
tending than Holdt's. — Hansen, Hollsender-Gaden, adjoining the Kors-
kirke; Britannia, Campbell's, all in the Strandgade, to the E. of the
Nykirke; Smith's, Strandgade, to the W. of the Nykirke; all second-class.
In summer the hotels are often full. The innkeepers supply wine and
beer, but spirituous liquors must be purchased at a shop. — Restaurants
at the hotels. Beer Saloon in the Nordstjern Hotel. — Madsen, confec¬
Carriages to be had of Heyer, a 'Vognmand' in the Mussegade. Cab¬
stands at the Exchange and the steamboat-pier.
Boats, here called Flel (FMmand, 'a boatman'), according to tariff (Taxt).
Persons in want of a boat hail one by shouting 'Fief , to which the
boatman usually replies, 'Ja vel, Mosj0\ A trip towards the N.W. is
described as udover, towards the Torv at the head of the bay as indover,
towards the N.E. side (Flerifjeld) as opover, and to the S.W. as nedover.
Post Office (PI. 6), Smaastrandgaden. Telegraph Office (PI. 2), at the
back of the Exchange (p. 72).
Shops. "Hammer, Strandgaden, Norwegian antiquities, modern silver
ornaments, and pictures ^Brandt, Strandgaden, furs; Kahrs, Strandgaden,
^fishing-tackle, travelling requisites, alpenstocks; Michelsen, Strandgaden,