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  • Day13

    Von Finse nach Haugastøl mit dem Fahrrad

    August 6, 2020 in Norway ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Morgens um 9:00 Uhr sind wir in den Zug von Geilo nach Finse, diesmal mit unseren Fahrrädern, gestiegen. Finse ist der höchstgelegene Bahnhof in Nordeuropa. Beim Aussteigen konnten wir den Plateaugletscher Hardangerjøkulen - aka Eisplanet Hoth - sehen, soweit ihn die Wolken nicht einhüllten. Dann ging es den Berg herunter auf dem Rallarvegen, der alten Baustraße für die Bahnstrecke. Eine sehr schöne Strecke durch eine wilde Landschaft.
    Als wir in Haukastøl auf halber Strecke nach Geilo, ankamen, stellten wir fest, dass der Radweg weiter einer viel befahrenen Straße mit viel Autoverkehr folgte und so entschlossen wir uns mit dem Zug von dort aus zurück nach Geilo zu fahren. Das wäre fast nicht gelungen, da wir eigentlich die Fahrräder in dem Zug nicht mitnehmen konnten. Aber wir gerieten an einen freundlichen Zugbegleiter und konnten die Fahrräder sogar letztendlich für lau mitnehmen.
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  • Day56

    Day 33: lazy girl

    July 9, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    I enjoyed a lazy day, hanging out in the cabin with a big breakfast and at Finse hotel for a yummy local reindeer burger for lunch. Did lots of reading, some packing and a deep cleaning and re-water-proofing of my boots. That's all I got for today ;-)

    And a sunset picture of the lake.
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  • Day55

    Day 32: hiking for beginners

    July 8, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    It was so warm and comfortable at night, I slept extra long and didn't start hiking until 9:30. I had no rush, because the 27km would be fairly quick. My hike lead me along a bike pass all day, so there was no challenging uphill climb, no steep descents and no navigation necessary. I saw about 30 bikers, making their way towards Flåm, looks like a beautiful ride!

    It was sunny all day again, but the absolute highlight was the tiny post office (also the train station) at Finse (a "town" of 5 huts), where I got to pick up my next and last resupply package. It's feels just like Christmas, a large box full of food, my favorite snacks, a few necessaries and licorice :)

    I'm staying at a hiker's cabin (picture 6), as I'm not allowed to camp on this side of the lake. But I'm not complaining, it means shower and drying room so i can wash some clothes. Maybe tomorrow I'll camp over there as I wait for my brother and close friend to join me here on Sunday.
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    Johanne Andersen

    Oh, I love Finse :) Been there sooo many times (also in -35 degrees :)) Enjoy the stay at Finse :)

    Merry Norway

    It's a lovely cabin here, luckily not -35 C ;)

    Johanne Andersen

    Hopefully you'll have a bit of sunshine instead ;)

  • Day43

    Oslo/Bergen - Train

    September 12, 2015 in Norway ⋅ 🌬 6 °C

    There's a 7 hour train ride between Oslo and Bergen, and I heard it was one of the most beautiful train trips in the world (thanks, Adrian!). Wow, they weren't exaggerating!
    Farms, then forested hills and mountains, with a few lakes thrown in for good measure. Eventually we got up high enough that there was snow around, then slowly descended again, often following a river. Just amazing, highly recommended!

    Bonus: if you buy tickets far enough in advance this train costs only 250 NOK (currently ~$50 NZD).
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Finse, XKN