BERGEN. 10. Route. 75
ascending to the left leads into the Kalvedal (refreshments).
Farther on, about iy2 Engl. M. from the gate, is *Svartediket,
formerly called Aalrekstadvand, a lake enclosed by barren rocks,
whence Bergen is supplied with water. The Ulriken is a very con¬
spicuous object from this point. The scene here is so bleak that
it is difficult to believe that we are almost within a stone's throw
of rich vegetation.
We may now cross the outlet of the lake, proceed to the right to
Mellen, and descend by a beautiful shady road to the Store Lungegaards-
Vand (formerly Aalrekstudsvaag), whence a road leads back to Kalfaret,
while another leads to the S. round this picturesque sheet of water to
the Nygaardsbro, the bridge crossing the Store Strem. This 'stream' con¬
nects the Lungegaards-Vand with the Solheimsvik (and the Puddefjord),
and the tide which flows in and out serves as a motive power for several
mills, which are thus always kept going except at high and at low water.
A pleasant avenue called the Nygaards-Allee (planted in 1750) leads from
the Nygaardsbro past the Museum into the town.
A short excursion may be taken from Nestet, to the W. of Engen,
by a small steamer which starts from the landing-place here every >/4 hr.,
across the Puddefjord to Laxevaag, with its large shipbuilding-yards
and dry docks. We then walk to the pretty Gravdal at the foot of the
Lyderhom (1350 ft.), which may easily be ascended from this point, or to
the E. along the bank of the fjord, passing pleasant villas, to Solheims-
viken, with its extensive Mekanisk Vccrksted, and to the Nygaardsbro (see
A pleasant trip may be taken in the small steamer which plies on
the two Lungegaard Lakes (every 1/i hr.). A visit may also be paid by
steamboat to Ask#en, the large island in the Skjgergaard to the N.W. of
Bergen (1 hr.); the Udsigt (Dyrleigen, '/* hr.) here commands a splendid
panorama of the sea and coast.
11. From Bergen to Vossevangen and on to Eide on the
Hardanger fjord or to Gudvangen on the Sognefjord.
The new Railway ('Vossebane') from Bergen to Vossevangen (107 Kil.
or 66 Engl. M.), to be opened in the summer of 1882, will greatly facili¬
tate a visit from Bergen to the inner ramifications of the Hardangerfjord
and the Sognefjord. Until it is opened the traveller may perform this
part of the route either by Skids or Steamboat. — From Vossevangen
to Eide, 30 Kil. (19'/2 Engl. M.), road with 'fast' stations. — From Vosse¬
vangen to Gudvangen, 44 Kil. (28 Engl. M.), also with 'fast' stations.
Bergen, see R. 10. — The Road from Bergen to Vossevangen
(slow stations) follows the direction of the new railway pretty
closely. Part of the way is accomplished by boat. The first station
is (21 Kil.) Lone. From (9 Kil.) Garnas, we proceed by boat to
(31 Kil.) Dale. Then by land to (7 Kil.) Dalseidet, and by boat to
(8 Kil.) Bolstad0ren, to which a steamer generally plies from
Bergen several times weekly in summer. We now drive to (3 Kil.;
pay for 5) Vasenden, at the W. end of the Evangervand, which we
traverse by a small steamer or in a rowing-boat to (10 Kil.) Evanger.
From Evanger we again drive to (18 Kil.; pay for 22) Vossevangen
The new railway (station, see p. 67) crosses the Store Strem
and runs towards the S., skirting the base of the Ulriken, which