Kreisverkehr im TunnelMay 14, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C
Hat man auch nicht oft...
Hat man auch nicht oft...
Op weg naar de voet van de waterval
We took a bus from Eidfjord to Voss, Norway. Then we took a train from Voss to Flam. The scenery was spectacular, rivaling anything we every saw in Alaska. We returned to Eidfjord by train and bus. We had some time in the town to walk around before supper at the Chef's Table, where we enjoyed an Asian meal.Read more
What a day!! Two of the most important people in my life and life-long confidants came to the Norwegian boonies to join me on my last week of the journey. I'm thrilled to see them and for the adventures ahead.
After they arrived late Sunday night, we took our time in the morning and had our last big breakfast in "civilization" (the 4-hut town of Finse) and sorted out our backpacks and route plans. Around noon, we took off, circling around the huge glacier Hardangerjøkulen, with lots of snow fields, beautiful views and a picturesque waterfall. Merten and Elena got to practice changing into and out of their rain gear plenty today, as the weather changed constantly ;)
What a beautiful reunion, fun hiking, and meaningful conversations. It was quite a change from the last 5 weeks of being just by myself, but I'm thankful for them being here and enjoyed every momentRead more
The first half of our day was fog-filled, but no less exciting. First, the trail brought us along the ridge of a vertical 900 meter drop. Even though we could not see anything, you could sense the amazing place we were at and the fog drifted into our faces upwind. Second, we climbed a steep track, scrambling up rocks and swampy parts, which lead us to declare the 8th world wonder of "the vertical swamps of the north" ;-)
The second half of the day welcomed us with full sunshine and a friendly, steady downhill through green, lush meadows. What a treat it felt to get a full view of the mountains!
With still wet clothes and tents from 2 days of fog and rain, we decided to rent in a little mountain hut for the three of us, grab a shower and dry our stuff. Civilization has its perks :)Read more
We had an eventful and fun second day together. The weather wasn't quite on our side, but we wouldn't let it bother us. We're working on adopting the Norwegian way of hiking: despite and well-equipped in any kind of weather :)
Most of the day, we went through thick fog, which turned pathfinding on the trails - marked by red Ts on stones along the way - into a joint treasure hunt.
The second half of the day went over a long dam with no view of the big lake whatsoever and then up a pretty steep ascent through swampy parts, over rocks and all in all in a beautiful, lush and green setting. The hike was challenging and really fun.
The rain wouldn't stop, but we managed to put the tents up, with all our wet stuff in one and ourselves in dry sleeping bags in the other. A day successfully completed and feeling happy and fulfilled from being in this beautiful nature, we're ready to sleep soundly through the rainy night.Read more
We had a fantastic breakfast at the cabin, and left energized on a day full of beauty and adventures. Our first stop was a spot with two tall waterfalls, which we really enjoyed - along with many other tourists, as it was right by the road and many drivers stopped there.
Afterwards, we headed back into the wild on our trail headed south, following up the ridge of a mountain range and down into the next valley. There we went on smaller trails, making our way to a beautiful spot with views over a large canyon / fjord.
We made camp with that view (picture 1) and went off on a quest to grab some water for dinner. The short hike to a nearby lake turned into 2 hours of trying to find clean water further away - the lake was muddy and a close-by river had dried out. But it was more than worth it, as we discovered our most amazing sight so far - see picture 4. We ended up finding water from a very small stream, filtered it to be safe, and definitely realized how previous clean water is and were thankful for a hot dinner.
Along with dinner, we started a small fire and enjoyed the stunning view till late into the night. Time for bed now :)Read more
Where - Eidfjord, Norway
Weather - Cool / few showers - 14°C
Steps - 18500 or 12km (and 46 storeys)
Brad chose to wake early this morning so he could get a picture of the ship sailing under the Hardanger bridge which only has about 1 metre clearance. I preferred to remain in bed.
We did not have any excursions organised so the day was ours to do as we wished. We set off to explore the quaint little township of Eidfjord nestled amongst the huge mountains. Exploring meant a lot of walking, particularly uphill to get some great view points so the legs are a little tired tonight.
Some of the sights we saw was an old stone church built in 1309; a sod roofed house where the roof is made of grass/ flowers on a birch lined base; and a robotic lawnmower which we and some Americans found interesting but apparently is quite a common sight in places like Germany
All in all it was quite an enjoyable day - the photos really don't do it justice.Read more
Die Brücke hat eine Gesamtlänge von 1.380 m und eine lichte Höhe von 55 m. Wegen der großen Wassertiefe des Hardangerfjords (nahe der Brücke bis 500 m) müssen die 202,5 m hohen Pylonen an Land stehen, damit hat die Brücke eine Spannweite von 1.310 m und war bei Eröffnung die längste Brücke in Norwegen und weltweit auf Platz 10. (Quelle: Wikipedia)Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Eidfjord, Ейдфьорд, ইদফজোর্ড, Kommun Eidfjord, Eidfjord kommune, Эйдфьорд, Eidfjords kommun