This is beautiful place like you saw on the last two days. And today I want to show you the view along the valley. Is taken using the zoom lenses. This is the far end of the Lodalen, it is not perfect but you may see the glacier between the mountains, little bit below the white clouds. I like this view, it remind me how I felt when I saw it for the first time. I hope you will like it also.
Yesterday I used the name Loedalen, it is probably also good. But like I watch today on the map, the name is Lodalen. The water on the picture it is Lovatnet lake with amazing emerald color. It is not crystal, rather looking little bit turbid. This is because melting glacier include the rock dust and lot of clay. Water from melting glacier flow down to the lake and give this amazing color. It looks like a little turbid but is clean with lot of fishes. Fishing in this lake is free. This place is too beautiful to be true. Around the lake is few places for free camping, and I saw many people on it.
The surrounding mountains looks beautifully green, the temperature is pretty nice inside the valley but the mountains top is covered by glaciers. Bødalsbreen, Kjenndal, Brenndalsbreen and Briksdal + all four glaciers are the part of Jestedalsbreen National Park, the home of biggest glaciers area in Europe. It is beautiful, but the glaciers are retreating. It is sad to see signs how far in the last 200 years…
Many time I used words like amazing, breathtaking and similar, You are also used this words to describe my pictures here or on Facebook. This time I have to use it again, but I think there are no words to describe this place. From the beginning to the end walking few kilometers, I was bewitched and fascinated with this place. Like you know I visit so many places in Norway including the pearls like Geiranger, Hardanger and of course Lofoten Islands, but now I think this is one of the most amazing place I ever saw.
This is so difficult to show you it on the picture, even using the wide angle lenses. Mission Imposible. Through the next few days I will post some pictures I think may show it. I recommend everyone who will be near this area of Loen and Olden to visit both the two valleys. OK. This is the firs picture from Loedalen, enjoy and have a good afternoon and evening. Loedalen first step.
This is small nice city at the end of Innvikfjorden. Small but with million attractions around. The attraction including 8 kilometer long hiking and climbing to the top of Skåla (not this time, I was not ready) with amazing view to the landscape all around even on Stryn and Oppstrynvatnet. I hope next time. With the fjord tours and other activities. But for me personally the biggest attraction is visit the Loedalen. Breathtaking view. You will see it tomorrow. This is beautiful place but with touch of some tragedies. And I will also write something about it. Today is just the view from the small marina in the city of Loen.
Two times we spent the night in this place. This is from the firs time. Nice parking for campers and personal cars along the road E39. Quiet place with possibilities of making barbecue and sleep. This is the morning view after little rainy night.
Always when I drive north I have to cross this biggest fjord. William from Canada ask me to show it. So here it is. This is the biggest fjord but it is not so interesting. Probably only the Aurland part. Two brunches, Nærøyfjorden with my private best place Gudvangen and Aurlandsfjorden with Undredal, Aurland and Flåm. Last summer I visited all this place and if you want is easy to find it on blog. I did not explore whole area around the Sognefjorden, but when I plan my trips I always read a lot about places around my way. And I never find anything interesting in this part of Norway. Maybe someone have a different experiences and give me some solutions. I`ll be glad.
On the picture is the lights over Sognefjorden. Taken from ferry.
It is not the biggest cruise ship in the world, but it looks nice. Like I have read in the internet there is so many attractions associated with the Disney movies. And this is the reason why big part of passengers it was a young people or children. So, like you see on the pictures, Bergen`s weather was not so nice.
On the picture: Disney Magic on Bontelabo wharf, Bergen
I am not sure the name, Kinsa valley or Kinsarvik valley. Who knows, who help me?
Like I wrote it few days ago, I have to write something about Kinsarvik. Small little town, beautiful place for tourists. Big camping in the city, lot of hotels, hostels and private rooms for rent. Quiet, good place. The most beautiful waiting few kilometers far. Everyone can reach the old power plant and the first waterfall. Is the easy part of walk. Some other can reach the second waterfall, but only the most perserve could reach all four waterfalls during the river Kinso. From the second one starts the path through the forest, and is not easy. I reach the third one, only. So starting from the first it is Tveitafossen with the building of an old power plant. The second one waterfall it is Nyastolfossen. The third, big one it is Nykkjesøyfossen, and higher and far is the last one, Søtefossen. Magical hike between the all waterfalls is worth to recommend. I was so surprised. Of course the water flows downward from the Hardangervidda National Park and is crystal clean and so cold. Nice tip for the weekend trip if you are in Hordaland. This is the Kinsarvik valley, (or Kinsa Valley).
I hope this short description can encourage someone to visit this place. I hope and I wish you all to have a good time.
The first picture show the first waterfall Tveitafossen
The second picture shows probably the last two waterfalls. It looks like one big, but is only illusion
So, if you read this text it means my blog is useful for You. I have a question for You all. Is there some place in Norway which you want to see on my pictures here?
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