Rondane National Park

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In 1962 Rondane became the very first National Park in Norway.  You can find it in Gudbrandsdalen, about 5 hours drive north from Oslo.  In 2003 they enlarged the park, and today it covers 963 sqaure kilometers.

My first visit to Rondane was when I was 10 years old, and I thought it was way too much hiking all over the place.  This summer I returned, and this time I went for two reasons: photography and hiking.  It was 4 good days, except for the crappy weather.  There's tons of hiking options.  You can hike for minutes, hours and even days.  I hiked for hours, and enjoyed every minute of it.

The nature up in the mountains is something special.  And people seem to be a lot more friendly up here.  If you meet someone along the way it's always normal to have a little chat.  If you do that with people on the streets you'll get a strange look. 

I kinda find my inner peace up in the mountains.  After this summer, one thing is for sure.  I think I have to make a trip like this a tradition.  Summer, winter, spring or fall.. the mountain is always nice to visit.

CFD says:
I totally agree , if you cant find your inner peace up on the mountains you'll never going to find it. Do you have any hints or tips for this hike? Im planning to do Rondane once this winter/spring.
Posted on: Nov 18, 2007
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