From Bygland to Haukeliseter

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Waterfall along the road
Due to changing our plans we had time to visit one of my favourite places in Norway - the Haukelifjell mountain range. On my first trip to Norway in 1993 we drove the road E 134 from Haukeligrend west to Haugesund and passed the Haukelifjell which is located south of the Hardangervidda NP. The montain pass is about 1.100 m above sea level. I was speachless about the beauty of the wilderness there. Even in July there's snow on tops of the mountains. There are poles along the road which leads the way during winter time. The poles are at least 2 m high - so you can imagine how many snow they get there. There are some great ski areas I assume.
Waterfall along the road
I saw some little hotels and lots of cabins around but they were closed in summer - they should be occupied in winter.

Well, before we arrived Haukeliseter we had a long way to go. Along the road we did some sightseeing. Not far from the campground there was a nice waterfall. Later we had lunch at a rest area which was located at a river which has been used for hydropower therefore it was nearly dry. Its rock formations were beautiful. I don't know where, but in a small village we've visited a tiny outdoor museum of local history which was very nice. And not to forget the old wooden house built in 1666 in typical telemark style.

In the evening we finally reached Haukeliseter. There are no campgrounds around but in Norway you are allowed to stay where you want. As long as you don't disturb people or destroy their belongings or the nature. We found a place at the banks of a lake where we joined some other campers.  After sitting in the car all day we wanted to stretch our legs. I opend the door and a strong cold wind blew into my face. Oh dear. It was only about 5°C "warm". Definitely time for our winter clothings and warm socks. Additional to that we pulled our water-proof hiking shoes on, got the camera loaded and off we went.

Klaus was as impressed as I was at the first time and immediately loved that place although it welcomed us with its frosty breath :) Tons of photos were the result :o Enjoy.
  
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Waterfall along the road
Waterfall along the road
Waterfall along the road
Waterfall along the road
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Outdoor museum of local history
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
Dry river due to hydro power
View on Haukeligrend
View on Haukeligrend
View on Haukeligrend
View on Haukeligrend
A typical telemark wooden house bu…
A typical telemark wooden house b…
A typical telemark wooden house bu…
A typical telemark wooden house b…
A typical telemark wooden house bu…
A typical telemark wooden house b…
A typical telemark wooden house bu…
A typical telemark wooden house b…
A typical telemark wooden house bu…
A typical telemark wooden house b…
Abandoned hotel next to the old te…
Abandoned hotel next to the old t…
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