Day 4: From Harestua to Gjöra

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Route E6 over the Dovrefjell
We woke up early by the noise of the pouring rain on the car roof. Fine, I thought, as if it's not enough to have a messy camp ground now you have to walk through the mud for a shower. Usually I'm not a naggy person but that's not what I wanted to start a day with. OK, get up and make the best of it.

Right after breakfast we left the "cosy" camp ground behind and headed northwards to Lillehammer.

Lillehammer is a nice town which has hosted the Olympic Games in 1994. Since the rain was still pouring we just had a little sightseeing in the town and drove further northwards after 1 hour.

Our plan was to stay at a camp ground between Dombas and Hjerkinn but it was still closed :( I was very sad about it.
A river close to the route E6
I've been there already in 2006. Very close to it you can find the "Kongeveien" which nowadays is a hiking trail but in former times it was a pilgrim's way from Oslo to Trondheim. It's very beautiful up there and after all those driving it would have been a nice change. Hiking would have been difficult anyway since there was still lots of snow in the mountains.

To stretch our legs we did a short hike on the Varstigen which is part of the "Kongeveien" instead. It's located directly at the E6 which is the main south - north - connection.

We left Oppdal behind us and drove on RV 70 westwards. Since it was late already we decided to look for a camp ground. Close to the village of Gjöra we found a place which was exactly what I was looking for. It was a very small place and we were the single guests :) You can believe it or not the fresh water came instead from the water tap from a little water fall. The place is located directly at the RV 70 at a river. There's no reception just a note "I'll come around 9 pm". Great if you still have faith in mankind :)

mego2 says:
Interesting...thanks =D
Posted on: Aug 07, 2009
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Route E6 over the Dovrefjell
Route E6 over the Dovrefjell
A river close to the route E6
A river close to the route E6
The Varstigen
The Varstigen
The Varstigen
The Varstigen
The Varstigen
The Varstigen
The tiny camp ground close to the …
The tiny camp ground close to the…
Hehe I always have to take photos
Hehe I always have to take photos
Havin fun with flotsam
Havin' fun with flotsam
The next neighbour moved out ;)
The next neighbour moved out ;)
the water pipe
the water pipe
Me catching water for cooking and …
Me catching water for cooking and…
Gjöra
photo by: aloneinthecrowd