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 Hardangervidda tour, fall 1993

In fall 1993, we (Hermann-Josef Gördes and myself) went a second time to the Hardangervidda/Norway. We already made a first attempt two years earlier, where a "late-fall" tour converted to a "middle-of-the-winter" tour within two days 8-) Therefore, we went a little bit earlier this time (late August/early September instead of late September), and experienced a very neat hiking tour. We started and finished in Finse, and encircled the Hardangerjökull clockwise in 11 days (approx 250km). The tour is pretty obvious when looking at the Hardangervidda overview map. We took the standard hiking trail, which are well marked with red T's. For more info, you can contact the norwegian hiking club Den Norske Turistforening (DNT). Except the first and the last (hiking-)day, all tours are "full day tours":
  • 26/8-1993: flight to Oslo, train Oslo-Finse (~5 hrs).
  • 27/8-1993: Finse - Finnsbergvatnet
  • 28/8-1993: Finnsbergvatnet - Holmetjvatnet
  • 29/8-1993: Holmetjvatnet - lake 1224m near Skierhölnuten
  • 30/8-1993: Skierhölnuten - Kagelitjvatne (near Sandhaug)
  • 31/8-1993: Kagelitjvatne - Ambjørsvatnet (near Litlos)
  • 01/9-1993: Ambjørsvatnet - lake at 1387m near Torehytta
  • 02/9-1993: Torehytta - lake at 1000m near Stavali hut
  • 03/9-1993: Stavali - Haerdalsvedal near Dalamot
  • 04/9-1993: Haerdalsvedal - lake at 942m near Liset
  • 05/9-1993: Liset - Rembesdalsseter
  • 06/9-1993: Rembesdalsseter - Finse
  • 07/9-1993: train Finse - Oslo
  • 08/9-1993: flight back from Oslo
  • Some Links:
  • Believe it or not, there is a Webcam in Finse, showing the railway station.
  • Quite important, the current weather out there (Geilo).
  • Hardangervidda info by the DNT.
  • The overview map (also by DNT).
  • Norwegian train connections: the official site and an unofficial site.

  • Some Photos are available. Please click on a thumbnail to view the fullsize image.

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    Finse 1222
    1993-08-27
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    Finse, view back
    1993-08-27
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    towards Finnsbergvatnet
    1993-08-27
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    campsite
    1993-08-27
    005
    bathing
    1993-08-27
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    could in the morning
    1993-08-28
    007
    bath with hat
    1993-08-28
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    lose to Skierhölnuten
    1993-08-30
    009
    bridge over troubled water
    1993-08-31
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    Jump!
    1993-08-31
    011
    towards Litlos
    1993-08-31
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    Litlos city
    1993-09-01
    013
    over the snow
    1993-09-01
    014
    camping with icebergs
    1993-09-01
    015
    caught in the fog
    1993-09-02
    016
    no fog above 1000m?
    1993-09-02
    017
    Less and less clouds!
    1993-09-02
    018
    on top of Dyrafonn
    1993-09-03
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    mot Dalamot
    1993-09-03
    020
    falling water...
    1993-09-03
    021
    seeing the camping site
    1993-09-03
    022
    lost?!
    1993-09-04
    023
    all day long...
    1993-09-05
    024
    Sørfjord
    1993-09-05
    025
    Rembesdalsseter
    1993-09-06
    026
    clouds and snow
    1993-09-06
    027
    Finse, again
    1993-09-06

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