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.