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    OEye Stavkirke - picture perfect

    by evaanna Updated Jul 11, 2013

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    We came across this beautiful stave church along Road E16. We had just passed Filefjell, a most scenic and wild mountain area, which I simply must visit again. And here it was, just by the road and looking like a picture from a fairy tale. So tiny against the rocky mountains in the background and with a lake of the purest blue right beside it. It was surrounded by wooden fence on all sides with no gate in sight but I think it was closed anyway.
    This triple nave church dating from the second half of the 12th century was initially situated next to Lake Vangsmjosa in Oye but there the Rodola River would flood the area almost every spring so that bodies buried in the graveyard would be flushed out of their graves. In the end, the church had to be moved further from the river. In 1747 the church was dismantled and its pieces hidden under the floor of the new church built on the site. They remained there till 1935 when the 'new' church was being renovated and the material from the old church was suddenly discovered. 156 pieces were used to reconstruct the old building, which wasn't complete until 1965.
    Isn't it wonderful that there it is again, delighting our eyes all the more after centuries of oblivion?

    Opening times (2013): 22.06 - 18.08
    Mon., Thurs.,Sat. & Sun. 11.00-17.00

    OEye Stave Church
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    The Norwegian Rakfiskfestival

    by Hildeal Written Jan 31, 2012

    Which means fermented troat, draws more than 20 000 people to Fagernes very year. There is a big marked place with local products and conserts until late hours.

    next festival will take place in 01/11 2012-04/11/2012 Tursday to Sunday.

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    Strunkeveko

    by Hildeal Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Every year at Valdres folkehøgskole ( Valdres folk high school) the kids who are attending the music school are playing norwegian folk dance. And they're quite good!'' My cousin at 13 is attending this music school, playing the fiddle.

    adress:

    c/o Valdres folkemusikklag
    Tyinvegen 27
    N-2900 FAGERNES, Norway

    valdres folk high school Valdres folk highschool

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    Lomen stavkyrje /stave church

    by Hildeal Updated Aug 5, 2010

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    Located in the community of Lomen in Vestre Slidre. It was built in the second half of the 12th century. We were there to celebrate olsok the 29th of July. It's the date for the battle for Stiklestad in 1030 and the death of St. Olaf. I liked listening to the choir singing hymns.

    Before going to church there's a tradition of serving waffles and rømmegrøt (sour cream porrigde served in the yard near the priest house. In the priest house there's also a galleri presented by a Norwegian artist. Unfortunately I didn't have time to see it.

    stave church people going to church view from the church
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    Rondane

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

    Rondane National Park is the oldest national park in Norway and has ten peaks above 2,000 metres.The highest is Rondeslottet with 2,178 m (7,146 ft). The park is an important habitat for herds of wild reindeer.

    The picture "Winter Night in Rondane" was painted by Harald Solberg between 1911 and 1914.

    Read more at my Rondane page.

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    Breidalsvatnet

    by Maria_75 Updated Sep 8, 2007

    Situated 900 meters above the sea, near Geiranger and Stryn. Alpine landscape, snowcapped mountains and breathtaking sceneries.

    Nearby is a skiresort, and in summer you can also go skiing at nearby Strynefjellet.

    Read more on my Breidalsvatnet page.

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    Lillehammer

    by Maria_75 Updated Sep 8, 2007

    Lillehammer lies in the north of Mjøsa, the biggest lake in Norway. The city hosted the winter olympics in 1994, and is famous for its wintersportsactivities.

    But it's also a nice place to visit in the summer. The landscape is great, and the quiet atmosphere of the city is so relaxing.

    Read more on my Lillehammer page.

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    Otta

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

    Otta is a city north in Gudbrandsdalen valley in central Norway.

    Otta is an important site in the valley. The train and mainroad between Oslo and Trondheim pass by here. In the trainstation is also the busstation and taxistation.

    Read more at my Otta page.

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    Lom

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

    Lom is a small town in Gudbrandsdalen valley in central Norway.

    The town has a beautiful stave church which was built in the 1100s. In the 1600s it was rebuilt to a cruciform church.

    Read more at my Lom page.

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    Kvam

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

    The mainroad between Oslo and Trondheim goes through Gudbrandsdalen valley, and Kvam is situated along the road.

    Many nice places for sleep and eat if you need a rest on your way through Gudbrandsdalen.

    Read more on my Kvam page.

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    Hjerkinn

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

    Hjerkinn is a little village in the central part of Norway, situated on the main road between Oslo and Trondheim.

    Surrounded by beautiful nature, and two national parks: Dovrefjell and Rondane. A paradise for everyone that likes hiking or crosscountry skiing.

    Read more at my Hjerkinn page.

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    Strynefjell

    by Maria_75 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    The old road over the mountain Strynefjell, is today a "National touristroad". Because of snow it is only open in summer.

    The nature here is fantastic! And nearby glaciers fill the lake with turquise colored water. So beautiful!

    Take care if you come here in late august. The first part of the road was great when we went driving here. But after a while the fog came creeping, and the view got worse and worse. Then came the snow. The more we went driving, the more snow in the road.

    When we got to the summer-skisenter we had to turn around. With plenty of snow in the road and no view we were not quite sure what to do.

    The summer-skisenter was closed for the season, but some workers told us that the road from there had much more snow and was a bit steep. Then the decision was easy... We turned around! ;)

    The first part of the snowy road was no problem.
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    Valdres Folkemuseum

    by evaanna Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    I should really have put this tip under shopping. We arrived at Fagernes at around 3 pm. and the museum was already closing. We were sold one ticket for the two of us and were allowed to have a quick tour of the area. So the only thing we saw was the exhibition of Norwegian folk costumes in the building of the reception and some old timber buildings, but it was too late to go inside. But while we were examining the folk costumes what caught my eye was their sale of clothes in the shop. I had a quick look and found a blue and black sleeveless cardigan with elk and tree patterns. It was expensive but there was a 20% reduction and I could get my VAT back at the border. I simply couldn't resist it it was so pretty - and I have never regretted it since. It has been my favourite piece of winter clothing for 5 years now and it still looks as good as new.
    Still, I do hope we can return there some day and see at least some of the 95 buildings and 20,000 other items the museum boasts. Probably the best time to visit the museum is the last weekend of July when it hosts a festival of folk music in memory of the master fiddle player Jorn Hilne of Valdres.
    For opening times and prices of tickets, please consult their web page.

    Valdres Folkemuseum (picture from the Internet)
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    Rondane National Park

    by evaanna Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Rondane National Park is a high mountain area in the northeast of Oppland. Its highest point is Rondslottet ('The Rondane Castle') reaching the height of 2178 m. Ten other peaks exceed the altitude of 2000 m, with no point of the plateaux lying below 1000 m a.s.l.
    The area looks wild and uninviting, its vegetation consisting mainly of lichen and heather, although there are also some white birch trees growing in the valleys and small canyons. The highest mountains are almost barren as nothing will grow on bare rock. The area is an important habitat for herds of wild reindeer, the number of which is estimated at 2000 to 4000, but we were not lucky enough to spot any. There are also some roe deer, elk, wolverines and a small number of bears. The park is crisscrossed by marked trails but one does not have to follow them - the whole area is accessible to hikers, who can put up their tents at will, except in the immediate vicinity of cabins. Fishing and hunting is allowed but you have to get a licence first.
    The area is not as desolate as it looks at first sight - through the binoculars we could see hikers on the slope of the highest mountain in sight and the trails lead from cabin to cabin, some of them manned and providing boarding, some self-serviced, but all offering a welcome bed after hours spent in the wilderness.
    The magnificent pristine landscapes of Rondane have been an inspiration to many writers and artists. It was here that the legend of Peer Gynt originated, the main character of the play by Henrik Ibsen and of Grieg's symphonic masterpiece.

    Rondane National Park
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    Lom

    by evaanna Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Lom is a thriving village amidst mountains and glaciers, the best-known of which are Galdhoppingen and Glitterind. The place boasts a number of attractions, like the famous Stave Church, the Norwegian Mountain Museum, the museum of Norwegian minerals and precious stones Fossheim, and 'Collector Mania' showcasing all kinds of curiosities that people with a sense of humour have collected. There is also the Lom Open Air Museum, displaying, among other things, a 19th century Lom farm and Olavsstugu, where St Olav is said to have spent a night.
    If you decide to put up there, there are numerous accommodations in and around Lom. Ask at the Lom Tourist Information, which is located in the same building as the Norwegian Mountain Museum. The staff at the centre are very helpful and eager to offer advice on what to see and do in and around Lom, including hiking in the mountain areas.

    Lom Stavkirke
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