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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 ...
... along the route. It started all off very quiet (we left at 6.40 am) and there was hardly any traffic on the road. There weren’t hardly any people living in the area south of Mo I Rana either, just crossing woods. Once you get near to Trondheim, everything changes, traffic becomes denser, and a more fertile landscape with fields and farms and more people living there. Then later, coming into the area of Rondane ...
... much snow laying on the ice one does not see it as a lake.
Onwards I head up this wonderful pass. There in the distance I can see the black line of the road cutting its way through the mountains. Traffic is extremely light and in the 60 or so miles I must have only seen no more than about 20 other vehicles.
Once over the summit I stopped at a view point and looked down the valley where i was now going to be heading. I could follow the frozen river and see ...
... 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 ...