Once again, we got up early (no alarm clocks needed) and the first order of the day was to visit Dalsnibba, which is a viewpoint at 1500 MASL and advertises itself as giving the highest view over a fjord in the world. The fjord in question being Geiranger, and you can also see the serpentine road that takes you down there. The road goes from almost 1000 MASL to sea level in 14 km… not bad! There is also a serpentine road leading to Dalsnibba, it’s a toll road but the fee isn’t too bad (100 NOK) considering that they have recently paved it so it was really nice to drive, especially since this early in the morning there was no traffic at all, other than us.
Geiranger from Dalsnibba
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We camped at the end of the lake. The Dalsnibba serpentine road in the foreground.
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The original plan was to drive home on the north side of Rondane, but I had doubts if the scenery would be very nice so we decided to take the same scenic road we took on the way in. But, with the weather as it was, it was hard to get really inspired so my main concern was just to document the lichen covered mountains. It looked very strange to see the yellow colour when you’re used to the Swedish mountains where the reindeer have eaten every last bit of lichen there is.
Water is green and high
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In conclusion, it was a very nice trip. Yes, the weather could have been better, but it also could have been a lot worse. You takes what you gets, and maybe one year I will visit the best spots again now that I now exactly where they are!