In this time of the year the light is long
The sun is far away. Days are short, and the rays of the sun are long. This is specific time when You live between the mountains.
Some north mountainsides have not a light at all. On the picture is example, like looks the beautiful Flåm harbour in this time. When You compare it with relative picture from summertime, you will see the difference. The picture was taken around 2 pm. It is mean the long light.
The Flåm Railway is 20,2 km long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm. A branch line of the Bergen Line, it runs through the valley of Flåmsdalen and connect the mainline with Sognefjord.
The line`s elevation difference is 863 meters, it has 10 stations, 20 tunnels and one bridge.
The maximum gradient is 5,5 percent.
Because of its steep gradient and picturesque nature, The Flåm Railway is now almost exclusively a tourist service and has become the third most visited attraction in Norway.
Now seven pictures from the journey up and down. Enjoy all of them.
|Reinunga lake 768 asl|
|Flåmsdalen and the Flåm Church|
Snow Road is the old road between Aurdal and Lærdal. From the year 2000 when the world longest tunnel (24,5 km ) between the two cities was opened, this is only the tourist attraction. In the middle of summer the snow still exist, and I can not imagine how it looks in the middle of winter time.
The Names made from stone. Some people like to leave the signs on earth
This is an spectacular View Point at 650 meter above the fjord. It is situated close to the old National Tourist Road between the Lærdal and Aurland. This road name is The Snow Road. The view is of course so spectacular in every kind of weather. On the picture, like You see, is a cloudy time, but later I will present some pictures taken in sunshine.
The view point – Stegastein…
… and the view
Tomorrow the next step – Snow Road landscape