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[RD] Hiking through Norway

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by warpus, May 21, 2018.

  1. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Day 14 - Flydalsjuvet

    After arriving in Geiranger I jumped on a tour bus I had booked to take me to two nearby lookout points. First up was Flydalsjuvet.



    Flydalsjuvet is about 4km from Geiranger and is advertised to be one of Norway's most photographed lookout points.



    At first I didn't notice it, but there's a person sitting on the ledge on the right.





    A closer look at Eagle's Road, the road that initially took me to Geiranger a couple days ago

     
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  2. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    When I'm looking at these pictures, I'm thinking "Fus Ro Dah".
    Just needs a castle somewhere.
     
  3. Silurian

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    Well she wasn't in the last photo which appears to be the first one.
     
  4. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Skyrim was in many ways inspired by Norway and Scandinavia, wasn't it? The landscapes look similar of course, but I also seem to remember village and town names, architecture, etc. that seemed Norwegian to me when I was playing through the game (and never finished)
     
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    The Nords are based on the Vikings/Nordic Countries.....
     
  6. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    So... she climbed over the fence? Yikes, that picture makes me dizzy just looking at it! :eek:
     
  7. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Yeah, she did. I wouldn't have done that for a photo op either, although on one of my later hikes I ended up sitting on a much crazier ledge.. although that one did not involve climbing over a fence
     
  8. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    The police complain about that every year. Just a few weeks ago I read an article about it and the accompanying photo was taken from the same place as your photo.

    I couldn't find it but found one from 2011. Look at the picture on the middle of the page.
    https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/i/jR049/advarer-mot-aa-ta-livsfarlige-feriebilder

    I've probably done worse, so I won't criticize.
     
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  9. warpus

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    Day 14 - Djupvatnet

    The bus ride continued and a half an hour later we reached Lake Djupvatnet, about 1,000 metres above sea level.



    This is where the bus turned onto a side road leading to the summit of a nearby mountain. Along the way we got great views of Djupvatnet and the surrounding landscapes.





     
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  10. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    And that was the middle of July.... :dubious:
     
  11. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Late July even, it was Friday July 24th! It was an unusually late spring and summer that year, people kept telling me that. So usually at this time of year there should be a bit less snow and ice around, but I don't know how much
     
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  12. Valka D'Ur

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    Still, it wasn't frozen that much, or at least not by standards here ("here" meaning in places like Banff). Lake Minnewanka was still mostly frozen over in mid-May, when I was there in 2004.

    What was the temperature like outside?
     
  13. warpus

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    That's a good question. We did stop at this lake on the way down from the lookout point, but I'm struggling to remember what the temperature was like. I would say it was mild and cold but you didn't really need your winter jacket. Up at the lookout point it was windy and a lot colder.
     
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    Day 14 - Dalsnibba

    Dalsnibba stands about 1,400 metres above sea level at the end of the Geiranger valley. There's a parking lot and a large lookout area at the summit.



    Unfortunately the conditions weren't ideal for photography.. but the views were spectacular nevertheless.



    Here's some information about the history of tourist transportation in the Geiranger area.



     
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  15. Silurian

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    I didn't know that WW1 started in 2014! :mischief:

    But 1914 in Norwegian.
     
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    It apparently takes considerably more space for the English translation as it does the original Norwegian.
     
  17. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    I was thinking the same thing. Which I find strange, because in my experience English is more concise.

    Anyway, I think it's due to a limited understanding of English. Here is a comparison:

    Norwegian: I mellomkrigstida...
    English: During the period between the two wars...
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    We're more flowery and don't like compound words. :)

    (I recognise krig in there, which must refer to war.)
     
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    It's not that English speakers don't like compound words, but rather we don't like run on words.
     
  20. Silurian

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    Also it looks like the last paragraph is missing in the Norwegian, not that I can read it just going by the number of words after dates.
     

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