Upper Hemsedal Valley

En del av de bildene som vises her har tidligere vært publisert som ‘enkeltbilder’¨, men langt fra alle!  Dessuten er det jo etter hvert en god stund siden, og nye besøkende har kommet til. Derfor har de nå blitt samlet i èn reportasje.

Some of the pictures I’m presenting you with here, has previously been presented as
‘single shots’, but far from all!  Besides it’s getting to be quite a while back and – new visitors are still coming in. That’s why we have now gathered them all into a new photo report from the upper part of the Hemsedal Valley.
Her har vi akkurat passert Tuv Sentrum og har fulgt elven over ‘Rjukandefoss’ til hengebroen som lar deg krysse elven dersom nervene holder . . .

Here we have just passed the Tuv Center and followed the river above the waterfall ‘Rjukandefoss’ (trans.: Smoking Waterfall) to the small hanging bridge which will enable you to cross the river (if you’ve got the nerves . . .)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHer ved Storeskardvannet kan man via en smal bru komme inn på den gamle ‘Kongeveien mellom Østlandet og Vestlandet. Velegent for fotturer, evt. med sykkel!

Here by the ‘Lake Storeskardvannet’ you may cross a small bridge and gain access to the old ‘Kings Road’; a main thorughfare between East and West back in the old days.
The road is well suited for walks on foot or on a bicycle!
Det kan se ut som det er en enkel sak å ta seg ned til elven her, men – det er det definitivt ikke!  Vegetasjonen er 70-80 cm høy, det finnes ingen sti og store deler av området er myrland! Men det er vakkert å se på.

It may look as if it would be pretty simple to gain access to the river at the valley floor, but – it’s definitely not! The vegetation is approximately 2-3 feet, there are no tracks and its mostly marshland! But it’s looks very beautiful !
Her har jeg funnet en plass på en stor sten ute i elva mens jeg avkjøler mine ben. Friskt, men en smule kaldt i lengden . . .

Here I found myself a place on a rock in the middle of the stream to cool off my feet.
Fresh but rather chilly after a while . . .

Vi nærmer oss det høyeste punktet på dalbunnen og kan allerede se fjelltoppene i Sogn & Fjordan fylke i horisonten.

We’re approaching the highest point of the Hemsedal valley floor. On the horizon we may se the first peaks in the county of Sogn & Fjordane.
Av en eller annen grunn er det flere skyer i dette området enn andre steder! Det kan se ut som de tiltrekkes av fjelltoppene rundt oss?

For some reason there seems to be more clouds in this area than elsewhere?! Itg looks like they are attracted to the peaks around us?
Et øyeblikk så det ut som solen skulle bryte igjennom, men den forsvant like fort igjen.
For a moment it looked like the sun was about to break through, but it disappeared just as fast.
Men til slutt lyktes vi – i alle fall delvis – etter å ha ventet en halvtime!
But after having waited for half an hour, we succeeded -at least partly!
Vi bestemte oss for å snu her ved Slettevatnet. Det ligger riktignok et enda større vann ca 1 km lenger inne, men -vi kommer ikke særlig mye høyere i Hemsedal. Ikke med mindre vi også skal gå inn for fjellklatring og – det er en risikosport i min alder.

We decided to turn around hare by ‘Lake Slettevatnet’.  There is, however’ another large lake another mile up the road, but we won’t be coming any higher in the valley of Hemsedal unless we go for ‘mountain climbing’, which is regarded as ‘extreme sport’ in my age.
Hvis naturen kan ligne litt på hva dere har allerede sett, så er det fordi vi nå er på vei hjem igjen, men vi prøver . . .

If the nature may look a bit like something you have already seen, it’s because we’re on our return journey, but we’ree trying . . .
Ser dere?  Vi har faktisk tatt turen ned til elven for dere, selv om det var en ganske tøff tur!

See?!  We have actually managed to gain access to the river for you, but it was a really tough trip!
Da er vi tilbake i området like utenfor Tuv. Dette bildet er tatt fra et punkt oppe i slalombakken i Hemsedal. For ordens skyld har vi lagt inn en link til reportasjen fra Nedre Hemsedal. Hvis dere er nye besøkende, så er det jo ikke sikkert at dere har sett den heller?

Then we are back into the outskirts of Tuv. This picture has been shot from a spot uphill into the slalom slopes of Hemsedal. Just to make sure we have included a link to our photo report from ‘Lower Hemsedal’. If you are a new visitor to our blog, you might have
missed it?

Besøk:  Nedre Hemsedal
Visit:    Lower Hemsedal
(Compliments of SRB)

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10 Responses to Upper Hemsedal Valley

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Aaaaa, naa fikk jeg hjemlengsel!🙂🙂

  2. What a fantastic Valley and it reminds me so much of the Lochs in Scotland.. another favourite place of mine.🙂 hope you are relaxing this weekend my friend.. Love and Blessings your ways

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, Sue, –
      Yes, it’s kind of fantastic, and in this report you only see the top end (which by the way is the most beautiful one), but the lower part also has its qualities. I enclosed a link for the report from the lower end, but so far nobody seems to have opened that one. Which really start me wondering about thee future of this blog!

      • Don’t get disheartened .. I post many a link and post and there are many who never follow them.. xxx

        • Seenorway says:

          I know, Sue, but it has come to the point where we no longer do the job of finding links to additional information about the things we show you. It reduces the face value of the report, but we can no longer use the time on something less than 1% find useful. (Sorry!)

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