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    Nordfjord

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 18, 2006

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    Nordfjord is a nice fjord in the Sogn og Fjordane region.
    The fjord, sixth longest in Norway, is 106 km long and along its borders you can see the Jostedal glacier, Europe's largest mainland glacier. In the Nordfjord there is also the Hornindalsvatnet, Europe's deepest lake at 514 meters. When you visit the Nordfjord you must see the Briksdalsbreen glacier!!!!

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    Nigardsbreen Glacier

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 18, 2006

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    The wonderful Nigardsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers.
    Followinf the road in the valley of Jostedalen, you will arrive at the Breheimsenteret with an architecture inspired by the glacier formations. From this centre a short walk lies you to the lake and to the glacier.

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    Fjaerlandsfjorden

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 18, 2006

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    This beautiful fjord arm extends almost all the way up to the glacier tongues that reach down to the village of Fjaerland.
    Along the fjord there are many hamlets and farms. At the head of the fjord you find interesting attractions such as The Norwegian Glacier Museum and The Norwegian Book Town.

    More information on my Sogn og Fjordane page

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    Sognefjorden: Kaupanger

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    The Kaupanger Stave Church at Kaupanger in Sogndal is the largest of the stave churches, and is still in use. It was built in Borgund style on the remnants of two earlier churches in 1190.

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    Sunnmore Island

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    From Alesund you can't lose a visit to the Sunnmore coast and islands. It is make by quite and nice small islands and fishing communities lie facing the Atlantic Ocean. One the islands there are some historical plays tell the story of the Vikings and their singular history and pillaging a thousand year ago. You must see the Giske Kirke and the Alnes Lighthouse!!! The Sunnmore islands are the best place where you can relax in a fantastic landscape.

    More information on my Alesund page.

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    Aksla & Fjellstua Viewpoint

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    Mount Aksla and Fjellstua viewpoints are one of Alesund biggest attractions. From the viewpoint you can see a fantastic views of the town, of the islands and the majestic Sunnmore Alps. To get to Aksla you can either climb the 418 steps from the Town Park or drive all the way up via the Borgundveien and Fjelltunveien roads.

    More information on my Alesund Page.

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    Geirangerfjord

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 6, 2006

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    The fantastic Geirangerfjord is a fjord in the region Sunnm?re which is located southernmost in the county M?re og Romsdal in Norway. It is a 15 kilometer long branch of Storfjord. Innermost in the fjord lies the small town Geiranger. The jord is about 20 Km long with farms on the rocks and it has got some wonderful waterfalls with strange names like De Syv Sostre (The Seven Sisters), the friar and other.
    The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005.

    More information on my Geiranger page.

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    Geiranger

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 6, 2006

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    Geiranger is a small nice tourist town in the western part of Norway in the region called Sunnm?re in the municipality of Stranda. It lies innermost in the fjord Geirangerfjord which is a branch of Storfjord. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
    Norways third largest cruise-ship port receives about 130 ships during the four month tourist season. Several hundred thousand people pass through every summer and is the main business for the 240 people who live there permanently.
    Since 2005, the Geirangerfjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    More information on my Geiranger page.

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    Langvatnet

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 6, 2006

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    On the road from Stryn to Geiranger you can see the Langvatnet.(1368 m). This lake is located in a fantastic place close to the entrance to the Rauddalsbandet from where you can see a wonderful landscaper over the area. As you can see from the photos, you can see all around the lake with snow also in August!!!!

    More information on my Geiranger page.

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    Jostedalsbreen National Park

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Mar 23, 2006

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    Fjaerland is the gateway to explore the wonderful Jostedalsbreen Glecier. Jostedalsbreen is the biggest glacier in continental Europe and it is covering 487 square km, and lies in the municipalities of Luster, Balestrand, Julster and Stryn. The highest peak in the area is Lodalskapa at 2083 meters.
    The Jostedalsbreen National Park was established in 1991, covering 1310 square km. The glacier has shrunk in later years, but there are ruins of farms that were overtaken by the glacier in 1750. There is interesting vegetation along the edge of the glacier.
    There are many glaciers that you can visit and touch in Jostedalsbreen National Park. I can suggest the ones I think are the best:
    - Supphellebreen Glacier;

    -Bayabreen Glacier;

    -Briksdalsbreen;

    -Nigardsbreen.

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    Sognefjorden

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Mar 16, 2006

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    The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway. Situated in Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway, it stretches 203 km inland to the town of Skjolden.
    The fjord reaches a maximum depth of 1,308 m below sea level. The greatest depths are found some way inland: near its mouth, the bottom rises abruptly to a sill about 100m below sea level. The average width of the main branch of the Sognefjord is about three miles. Cliffs surrounding the fjord rise almost sheer from the water to heights of 1000m and more.
    Towns on the fjord and its branches include Balestrand, Gudvangen and Flåm.
    Over the Sognefjord a power line with a span of 4597 m is installed. This is the second largest span of power lines in the world.

    More information on my Sogn og Fjordane page.

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    Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    Leonardo da Vinci drew the plans for a bridge in 1502, but it was never built in his days.

    Still his bridge was opened in Norway in 2001 and is a 99m laminated timber bridge.

    The bridge is located in the town of Aas, a 26km south of Oslo and links Norway with Sweden.

    The plans of da Vinci's bridge have been found in the late 1950s among some other documents and his intention was to build a stone bridge to cross the Golden Horn between Peta and Istanbul, but the plans were believed to be impossible to realize at that moment.

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    From Gol back to Oslo

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    Once the beautiful fjord landscape was left behind, although spectacular, the scenery doesn't impress us much.

    After the days spent in the fjords, although the mountain region from Gol to Oslo is definitely beautiful, we cannot stop not comparing it to the fjords.

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    Gol stave church

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    The current church to be found in Gol it is actually a true copy of the 13th century church that today is found at Norsk Folkemuseum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

    The Gol church can be found at Storoyni in centre of Gol.

    The church is open for services, weddings and christenings.

    The Gol church, dated to 1212, that entered in king's possesion during the Lutheran reformation, 1536-37, was sold 1723 in order to raise funds to pay for the Nordic wars.

    Bought by two farmers, the church was destined for demolition in 1880 due to the fact that it had become too small for the numbers of people in the parish.

    Saved by the "Fortidmindesmerkeforeningen" (association for preservation of old structures in Norway), the church was dismantled and moved to Oslo.

    With the permission of King Oscar II the church was re-erected in 1885 on the Royal Farm on Bygdoy, the island that today is housing the Norwegian Folkesmuseum.

    The full-size replica in Gol has been built in 1994.

    For more details, visit my Gol stave church page.

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    Arriving to Gol

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    Gol is located in the valley of Hallingdal in Buskerud County, in the main way from Oslo to Bergen, the first two, as importance, towns in Norway.

    A small provincial settlement, Gol is more a village than a town.

    Surrounded by a green landscape dominated by mountains and forests, Gol has only 4,500 inhabitans.

    Small typical houses, a mall and other small shops, banks, some restaurants and hotels are attracting tourists from all over the world.

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