Mar 29, 2014

Trekking & Road Trip in Norway - Day 5 (Gejranger Fjord & Spiterstulen Mountain)

I didn't notice anything strange and actually had a nice sleep. The view was not too bad from the room and it was even better from the balcony where I had my breakfast on.

Here is the hotel in daylight in the morning

The hotel converted from a retirement home in daylight
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View from the hotel room. 
Left the hotel and drove to another ferry to Geiranger. On our way we met another ferry also on its way to Geiranger, which is one of the most popular fjords in Norway because of its impressive dimensions and beauty.

Ferry to Geiranger,
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Geiranger fjord from Eagle eye viewpoint.
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Geranger fjord from another viewpoint.
Still morning and I drove up the mountains to Dalsnibba, a 1476 m (4843 ft)  a mountain in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Dalsnibba, at a height of 1476 m (4843 ft) over sea level, offers a fantastic and breath taking view. The Geiranger fjord is seen here 1476m lower down. The drive from Geiranger fjord at sea level to a height  of  4800 feet in just one hour or so is an experience.

See a 360 degrees VR panorama from the Dalsnibba here!

Lake on the way up to Dalsnibba

 After Dalsnibba to the town of Lom with a post Viking church with some viking characteristics.

See a 360 degrees VR panorama from the Lom here!

Ate a late lunch in Lom and felt that the best half of the day is spent and I have not been on trekking today. So decided to head to Spiterstulen, a tourist station in the valley Visdalen in Lom in Oppland, which was nearby. Spiterstulen lies 1,100 metres above sea level, between the two highest mountains in Norway, Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind. It is the largest tourist cabin in Jotunheimen, with around 230 beds, and the furthest you can get with car, a start point for trekkers. Drove there, parked the car and hit a track towards the nature experience.

Spiterstulen Mountain
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Walked about two hours. It was cold, it wan very windy and guess what, it started raining again. I thought this cannot be true. As I was not equipped or prepared for very cold weather, I was freezing, and felt the feeling in my hands decreases as soon as I fiddle with camera. So, I decided to take some pictures and go back to the station. When I arrived I was cold and wet. Decided to stay over night there, sat inside looked at the rainy mountain outside through the window...

Spiterstulen Mountain Station

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