Pick your husky and away you go. We went to Dagali airport. Whilst I was rallying other members of our party went dog sledding. There are 2 to a sled with one driving and one sitting and then after half way you swop over. Watch for the flying frozen dog poo! Approx £50 for a couple of hours.more
Again at Dagali airport there is an ice rally track. The track looks quite simple and in the front wheel drive is manageable. However once in the rear wheel BMW the fun begins. The cost is approx £100-£120 for a couple of hours. The great thing past of the rallying was you are expected to skid off the track and be dragged back on by the 4 wheel...more
Skidooing or snowmobiling is great fun we went to Dagali airport and spent a couple of hours on the trail. We travelled fairly sedately but if you held back and then gunned it oyu can reach 50km /hr. Great fun. On the trail great views and we saw some wild elk. Although quite expensive approx £100-£120a great experience.more
Geilo has two ski areas on both sides of the valley. They are connected by a regular bus service and a hotel pick up every morning. The total ski area is good for the social skier but a little small for the keen guys and gals. The huge plus is the quitness of the slopes. We were there the weeik before half term and never had to queue for a lift....more
Geilo is a fantastic place to learn how to ski, we have been told. Although we had to work for some fashion pics, the models were pleased the handsome ski instructors could speak English very well.Yep, we went to the slopes that are pretty short but steep. Find the Ola Slope. Better to stay on the slopes for beginners when a beginner huh? Vestlia...more
This is a very popular trail for cycling in summer. In 1894 the norwegian government decided to build a trainconnection from Oslo to Bergen, and this is the actual trail they used more than a houndred years ago while they were building the rails for the train.Every day houndreds of horses and carriages walked along this path, bringing food, water...more
There are plenty of opportunities for both fishing and hunting in this area. Trout is the most normal, but there are also other kinds of fish in the numerous lakes, rivers and fjords in the area.And don't worry if you come here in the winter. Head to a lake, make a hole in the ice, throw out the line and sit back and relax. Just remember to bring...more
Geilo is about 3 hours drive northwest of Oslo. The city is situated 794 meters above the sea. There are a little less than 3000 people living here, but there are plenty of cabins and hotels in the area. Many tourists come here in wintertime because of the great skiing possibilities. But it is also a nice place to visit in the summer.more
Once you come down to the Hardanger Fjord, you will have to use a ferry to cross over. The first ferry you come to (Brimmnes - Bruravik), is the fastest way to get to Bergen. On the other side you drive on to Voss and Bergen. If you want a more scenic drive, continue to the other ferry crossing at Kinsarvik. On the other side you drive along the...more
The train station is small but busy. It is situated right in the middle of Geilo with easy access to all facilities. Most hotels have their own transportation and there is a good taxi service to get around.There is also a small bus-service that offers transportation between the ski-lifts and stopps (I think) at the station.NB: In the high season...more
Once you pass over the Hardangervidda you come down the Mobe valley. Used to be a scary drive with a narrow winding road and hardly a place to meet another vehicle. Now most of the road is in tunnels and no problem at all. You can still walk down the old road, as it is kept in order for tourists to see. There is also a small tourist train on wheels...more
Norwegian legends report on people finding a silver mine, however when trying to return to it they were unable to find it again. The mysterious Wood Nymphs protected the silver and did magic things with it. It is kept in the myths about the Wood Nymphs of which Lady Huldre was a member.
It belongs to Norwegian superstition, compared to the Moon and female properties. Silver was used as protection against trolls, goblins, dwarfs and when given by a Wood Nymph you had been embraced by one of them. Later silver was used against illnesses, or for healing processes and to preserve a good health.
This lovely little creature is named Lady Hurdle, living in the World of Dark, deep under the ground. These original Icelandic fairies look like beautiful girls from the front, but in back they may have cow tails or they may be one-sided. They demonstrate that beauty is only one part of something.These Hurdles also have mythical origines in...more
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Huldrene means "Huldre Silver", in myths a belonging to the Wood Nymphs. They made the most beautiful, and precious silver and did manifest themselves as gorgeous brides, or forest spirits. Their silver became famous, however too difficult to imitate by a goldsmith. He could not recreate its design, nor repair it. Let me tell you, that Norway got...more