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Stopped for lunch at a Norwegian Burger place in Otta where there is a lovely statue of a young lady that warned the Norwegians that the Scots were on their way to invade. I'll have to do some research and add a bit of detail here. Pictures to follow
... glacier. I’m heading back down". Trystan and the boys were a bit tougher and stood around for a while hoping to see some calving – but no luck.
Glacier # 2 was a lot simpler. This arm of Jostedalsbreen was a 5 min walk from a little carpark, which is much more my style. Once again, very cold but with rain added this time. The boys were excited by the little icebergs in the water and set ...
... was the area where falconers from around Europe came to catch and train birds under royal license.
The descent started and quickly we were in among dwarf buch and spruce an willow. Cows gave way to sheep. The ride was fast and precarious, as sharp descents on gravel tend to be. We gotinto pine trees and the air got hotter and thicker. After the road became paved again we had a sweet, smooth descent to Vinstra, the home of Peer Gynt. There we stayed at ...
... we stayed at in Ringebu is called the Spidsbergseter Gudbrandsdal Hotel (try saying that fast five times, or even once!). This is the place with the stuffed musk ox in the bar. I have included some pictures. This area is popular for Norwegians who like to hike and walk the trails here and many residents from Lillihammer and Oslo own summer homes in Ringebu.
Just outside the town of Ringebu we visited the ...
... as the small town of Ringebu and we are staying over in a rustic mountain resort. It is a very cool place with old wood floors, beamed ceilings, a stuffed musk ox in the bar and all kinds of neat nooks and crannies. We had the dinner buffet here which was huge, the most extensive that we have sen in Norway. I tried the elk and ox which were both quite tasty. The dessert table went on forever.
Our day started off nice ...