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For a short while we stopped in Dalen (E134) to see the Telemark canal. Or the beginning/end of it. It is set in a quite but big valley. The harbour would be a wonderful place to stay for some time longer. But we had to move on.
As the day settled in we had to find something for the night. On the way to Lysebotn in the middle of nowhere along the road we set camp on a shore of a small lake (or top of a small dam).
... Rjukan. We've been there a couple of hours so there wasn't any time left to get with the Krossobanen, the oldest cablecartrack of Norway and to get with the Gaustabanen to get up the Gaustatoppen. This morning it was very cloudy, but now the sun is shining, there is lot of wind, but the temperture is ...
This morning when we woke up, the sun was shining, so we packed our stuff and drove to Sveindal from there we drove to Evje. Grom Evje we drove North to Rygnestad and from there we took the road to Dalen, from Dalen we took the road to ...
... with a view of the lake in the background. Think Ouray, only with a massive lake in the valley! Gorgeous. Seljord is in Telemark county, as is Bo, where we live. Telemark is known for camping in the summer, and there are many places to choose from! We're so happy that we brought our tent and camping gear...can't wait for summer camping in Norway! Someone pinch ...
... making for great scenery. We passed only one city, and the rest of the way was just forested mountainland.
We arrived at the SIlver MInes a few minutes before the mine train left. We saw the display center (English translations available) and learned a bit about the mining operations before we got on the train.
One note- mines are like caves in that they will be cold, even if it's not cold outside. I was chilly, but ok in my jeans and long-sleeve shirt, but ...