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Eidfjord, Norway

10 °C

We had a great day in Eidfjord, Norway despite unsettled weather and a high of only about 10. The Norwegians have a saying, "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing". We took that to heart and wore lots of layers and carried umbrellas so we managed just fine. We spent most of the day outside walking and hiking in the countryside around beautiful Hardanger Fjord and browsing the town of Eidfjord (pop. 950) which is very picturesque and charming.
Here is the photographic journal of our day.

At the start of our hike up the mountain behind Eidfjord. That is the Prinsendam in the background. Note our neat, tidy hair styles.

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Hiking through the Norwegian woods with a view of a fossen (waterfall) in the background

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We stopped to build a little stone sculpture

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Here is the result

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Further on we stopped to see an Iron Age Viking burial mound

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We passed through some lovely farms on our walk

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At a viewpoint looking over the fjord. Note the hair, not so tidy anymore after wind and rain along the way

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There were wildflowers everywhere

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The stone church in Eidfjord. It was built in 1309 and has walls that are 5 ft. thick.

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Across from the church we saw this

Tomorrow we are in Bergen which Avis and Linda have visited before. This time we have plans to see it in a totally different way. Stay tuned!

Posted by linfays 13:59 Archived in Norway

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What great photos! The church is in great shape- must be well cared for! Your walk looked wonderful.
Lonnie wants one of those mower! Wonder what it is called? A yardba or lawnba instead of roomba? ;-)

by Erin H

Hi Linda and Co.,
Quite enjoy reading about this new northern adventure. Sounds amazing. How much daylight are you experiencing? Must be like the land of the "midnight sun?''
Looking forward to your next post.
Sylvie

by Sylvie Hachey

Your stone sculpture looks suspiciously like a rock cairn similar to the ones we hikers create here in the Rocky Mountains (mainly to let others know where the path goes).

I have seen ads for those free hand mowers but never saw one in action. Very cool.

by Cathy N.

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