Etnedal

Etnedal kommune oppsto ved en sammenslåing av to områder i henholdsvis Sør-Aurdal og Nord-Aurdal og utgjør i dag 459 kvardratkilometer og en befolkning på 1400 mennesker. Kommune-administrasjonen er lagt til Bruflat i den sørlige del av dalen.

The community of ‘Etnedal’ came about by merging two areas from respectively South-Aurdal and North-Aurdal, which today include 459 sq.km and a population of 1400 people. The municipal administration has been set up in Bruflat in the southern end of the valley.
Pictures 239En relativt bratt bakke leder ned fra Tonsåsen til kommunesenteret i Bruflat.
A relatively steep road takes us down from ‘Tonsåsen’ to the municipal center in Bruflat

Pictures 240Her finner vi også den lokale banken – Etnedal Sparebank!
Here we also find the local bank: ‘Etnedal Sparebank’.
Pictures 247Og selvfølgelig kirken. Bruflat kirke er  en såkalt ‘korskirke’ fra 1750 og har plass til 250 mennesker.
And of course, the local church! ‘Bruflat church’ is a so called ‘cross-church’ and was built in 1750 and seats 250 people.

Pictures 250Elven ‘Etna’ renner gjennom dalen, men har i deler av året en beskjeden vannføring.
The river ‘Etna’ runs through the valley, but in parts of the year the water flow is rather modest.
Pictures 255Innover i dalen oppdaget vi stadig små skogsidyller, men vannføringen gjorde nok sitt til at det ikke virket like spektakulært som det kanskje kunne ha blitt?

Up through the valley of Etnedal we discovered constantly small idyllic forrest scenes, but unfortunately the low the water flow made it somewhat less spectacular than it might have been.
Pictures 260Pictures 261Pictures 262Men –
But –
Pictures 265– trodde dere et øyeblikk dere var på en tur uten kirker? Å nei, selv her ute i mørke skogen finner vi kirker. Her ‘Nord-Etnedal kirke‘, en langkirke fra 1866 med plass til 170 mennesker.

-did you for a second believe that you were on a trip with no churches?  Think again!🙂
Even out in the thick of the woods – here lies ‘North Etnedal church from 1866, seating 170 people.
Pictures 268Pictures 270Her har vi kommet til sørenden av Steinsetfjorden nord i Etnedal. Steinsetfjorden er ganske stor, fiskerik og omgitt av mange hytter. Ja, det har til og med kommet et hotell oppe i nordenden av vannet. Og langt i det fjerne skimter vi ‘Bitihorn’ med sine 1607 moh.

We have arrived at the south end of ‘Steinsetfjorden’ (which is a freshwater lake) in the north of Etnedal valley!  ‘Steinsetfjorden’ is rather large, rich on fish and surrounded by holliday cabins of all sizes. Far into the horizen we may get a glimpse of ‘Bitihorn’ rising to 5300 feet. (At the base of this mountain lies the ‘Bygdin Hotel)
Pictures 275 Pictures 276Man ser ikke hotellet ved Steinsetfjorden herfra, men det ligger altså innerst til høyre i enden av vannet på dette bildet.

You don’t see the hotel by Steinsetfjorden in this pisture, but it’s located to your right in the very end of the lake.

Pictures 280Vi har passert selve Steinsetfjorden og snur oss tilbake mot syd.  Da får man et godt inntrykk av selve ‘Steinsetbygda’ og alle hyttene oppover i fjellsiden.
Fortsetter vi videre, så er vi i Fagernes i løpet av 15 minutter!

We’ve passed ‘Steinsetfjorden’ itself and turn around to take another look at the ‘Steinsetfjord’. We also get a solid impression of ‘Steinsetbygda’, the settlement surrounding the lake as well as the cabins in the hill side. If we carry on along this road, we’ll be in the city of Fagernes inside 15 minutes!
(Compliments of SRB )

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