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The following details are a compilation of some H2O experiences. The chronological order jumps around a bit… but it gives the highlights of some of our activities.
Our first exciting venture was to hike to our 1st glacier… one of the arms of Folgafonna Glacier which was yet another attempt of my darling husband to 'off me' via physical exertion. Merely a 3hr trek this time however ...
No,I don't know why the map did that.--->
So, it's a few days since we last spoke. The night of ozur lovely time at Oddrun's place in Sjåk, I got very sick. Rats. (I ate something I really should have passed on). In the morning I was in pretty rough shape so we decided to take the bus a way up into the east side off Jotunheimen, basically cheating that day's riding. We rode to Gjendesheim, a boat dock on Gjende, a pretty little lake. I had ...
... in sports or the Olympics. After this we headed back down into town for a bit of lunch, and wandering around the food and crafts markets that were going on in the town center. Food stalls from around hitherto world selling all sorts of interesting looking food - I managed to resist the interesting looking pastries, and he nougat cakes though. A great display of willpower if ever there was one. I then decided, somewhat foolishly, that I would head up hill to try and ...
... of community. The church was the center of their community life. It appears that is still the case in Norway, especially in the rural communities.
After spending time at the Ringebu stave church we were back on the busy E6 highway to Lillehammer. At Lillehammer we stopped to visit the Maihaugen museum, described as Norway's best open air museum. The founder of the museum was a man named Anders Sandvig.
Anders was a dentist ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Lillehammer
Turisthotelveien 6, Lillehammer | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Jernbanegaten 1, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $162
Storgata 84 B, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $205
Storgata 108B, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Railway Station Jernbanetorget 2, Lillehammer | 2 star hotelfrom $99
Elvegaten 12, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $230
Birkebeinerveien 24, Lillehammer | 3 star hotelfrom $177