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100 km - 31500 steps
Todays plan was to make a hike in the Rondane National Park. Guide said it as easy -which means flat- would take about 4.45 h and was about 20 kms. This was more or less accurate except for the timing, we must be slow people it took us about 7 hours to do it including the breaks, but let's start at the beginning.
After again a copious breakfast and a lot of guidance of what to do by the landlady, we left ...
... highest points in Norway (1434 mtr) and as usual has all the hairpin bends, small streets etc. Very special here is certainly the vegetation which is different from what we have seen on the West coast. Much more snow still here and also many small ponds, small rivers, etc. Vegetation is mainly moss and small plants. During the drive we have seen many different glaciers, we even saw some people walking on some of ...
... Christmas Man. It is an old farm from 1766, everything is in wood, there is a fantastic rocking chair in the big living room, a big fire, it is simply amazing. The roof is grown with grass. It is still a working farm, but they have a few rooms for guests. For our anniversary wedding dinner we went to an even stranger place. We asked the landlord for advice and she send us up into the mountains. We found it – hurray. ...
... along specially cut roads in the deep snow. The snow is higher than the roofs of these shops and standing here in this snow walled area with the sun beating down is simply boiling.
Finally after stopping about 50 or so times and taking a few hundred photos I start heading down the North side of the pass. The snow gets less and less and the rivers and lakes become more water than ice and eventually I arrive at the junction to the main A15 road.
... It is Norway's second largest of the 28 remaining stave churches. It was built in 1220 on the site of an even older church. In 1630 parts of the church were rebuilt and the red tower was added. We were able to go inside this impressive church and toured the large graveyard. We did find some graves that belonged to the Moen family but none of Peder Moen's ancestors.
Here are some pictures of the Ringebu ...