Odda – Buardalen

Rett syd for den lille byen Odda finner vi det vakre ‘Sandvinvatnet‘ og på vestsiden av vannet det lille stedet ‘Jordal’ bestående av knapt et dusin hus. Men her starter også den naturskjønne ‘Buardalen‘.
Gjennom den renner ‘Jordalselva’ som har sitt utspring fra Øvre- og Nedre Buarbreen som igjen er armer Folgefonna,- et bremassiv som ligger på ca 1500 meters høyde. (Kart)

00114bJust south of the little city of Odda we find the beautiful ‘Lake Sandvin‘. And on the western banks of this lake a small settlement: ‘Jordal’ including only about a dozen houses. From here starts the fantastic valley called ‘Buardalen‘.  (Map)

Through this valley the Jordal River winds downwards from a couple of glaciers:
Upper- & Lower Buar Glaciers, both arms of the much larger ‘Folgefonna Glacier
located at about 5000 feet.
Buer  11114bFjellene på begge sider av dalen strekker seg opp til ca 1100 meter og tiden da sollyset trenger ned i dalbunnen er relativt kort – litt avhengig av årstid.

The mountains engulfing the valley reaches approximately 3300 feet, and the time the sun actually reaches the valley floor is somewhat limited – depending on the time of the year.
(Compliments of HUE )

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17 Responses to Odda – Buardalen

  1. vestlending says:

    Men husker hun hadde tatt ett eller flere bilder med spektakulær utsikt over Odda og fjorden fra utsiktspunkt høyt oppe i fjellet! Ble ikke de publisert?

  2. Hari Qhuang says:

    These two pictures make me think of the realms of the elves in Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
    Ah, Lorien, where the golden leaves covered the ground and Imladris, the hidden valley of the eldar folks!

    • Seenorway says:

      He he,
      I’ll admit there could be a slight resemblance🙂 You’re a Tolkien-fan?

      • Hari Qhuang says:

        I love Lord of the Rings and other books related to the Middle Earth (my favorite one is The SIlmarillion),
        but since I do not remember that much “elfish language” like his fans do, I dare not use the term “Tolkien-fan”.😀

        • Seenorway says:

          Would you believe me if I told you I have never read a single book from Tolkien?
          Nor have I seen any of the films abot the ‘Lord of the rings’. None whatsoever!
          But then I might be in the wrong age for that kind of experiences?
          But perhaps I’m a novelty by now?

          • Hari Qhuang says:

            Hahaha it is funny that you should say that.
            A teenage friend of mine think of Lord of the Rings is not suitable for people his age because he thinks it looks like a historical movie.🙂

            • Seenorway says:

              ‘Historical’ with a twist of adventure, I believe?
              Myself I’m closing in on 78 years very fast, and I need a bit of realism in films I see🙂
              But with 40-50 TV channels I really haven’t got the time for them all. And then there is my photography . . .

            • Hari Qhuang says:

              Oh, If I get to see all those scenery, I’ll choose photography over the movies anytime!😀

            • Seenorway says:

              But you do, Hari. Just keep on visiting!🙂
              At the moment wee have published more than 3500 pictures, – mostly ‘full screens’, but we’re aiming at 5000 by the end of 2015.
              And if more people around Norway chipped in to give us a hand, we could probably exceed that.

  3. allesistgut says:

    Jeg var der en gang. Vi var på vei opp til Buarbreen. Men det var heftig regn og slik snudde vi. Det er veldig skønt der. Ha en fortsatt kjempefin dag.🙂

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