The Stegastein

Langs norske turistveier har veimyndighetene finansiert bygging av et større antall utsiktsplattformer, og idag viser vi en av disse:
Stegastein (navnet kommer antagelig fra at det engang var en stor stein man kunne klatre opp på for å få bedre utsyn over fjorden), men idag er det bygget en unik utsiktsplattform
som stikker ca 30 meter ut i løse luften og med en høyden på hele 650 meter ned til selve fjorden. For økt effekt har denne plattformen blitt utstyrt med gulv i armert glass!!!
Legg merke til at bildet ble tatt i samme øyeblikk som en hang-glider-pilot cruiser forbi plattformen!
Along Norwegian Tourist roads of special interest, our road authorities have financed the building of special viewing platforms that will give the visitors an experience they won’t soon forget! Today we are presenting ‘The Stegastein Viewing Platform’ high above the
Aurland fjord. (The name  is an old one and translated it means ‘A stone to step on’, which would probably indicate that there were a large stone here for the purpose of viewing? )
This particular viewing platform are protruding about a 100 feet out into the air, and the visitors will be looking down at the Aurland fjord from a height of 2145 feet through a reinforced glass floor (!) giving them an experience they won’t soon forget!

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5 Responses to The Stegastein

  1. utesmile says:

    That must be an amazing experience, and a great view. Being round st the end… it could be a slide down…… 🙂

  2. Seenorway says:

    And when you look down through the glass floor and your imagination takes hold? When you’re pretty sure you hear som funny crackling sounds from somewhere . . .?

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