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    This is Hjorundfjorden and surroundings

    With the new found interest in this fjord, and not to infringe on the Hurtigruten thread, I thought it deserves it's own thread.

    I have posted several pictures from there in another thread earlier. (Best Fjord in Norway), which has been referred to several times in Sigve's thread.

    This was from a good weather trip and some of the pictures can bear being repeated here in this dedicated thread. (As can Sigve's pictures)

    Leaving Saebo by car ferry:

    Heading across the fjord to Leknes.

    Looking further into the fjord:

    Looking out towards the mouth of the fjord:

    Looking back to Saebo and Bondalen:

    Looking towards Urke and Oye, with the mountain Slogen prominent on the right side of the picture:

    Here is Slogen in a winter view taken from the web:
    Last edited by ombugge; January 30th, 2013, 14:53.

    Re: This is Hjorundfjorden and surroundings

    From another crossing in not so bright and sunny conditions:

    Leaving Leknes and heading towards Urke and Oye:

    Slogen is again prominent in the picture.


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      The profile of the surrounding mountains is rugged:

      Oye is the main village in this part of Hjorundfjorden:

      With a nice guest harbour for those arriving by own boat:

      Oye is situated at the bottom of this arm of the fjord and directly under Slogen:


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        The main attraction at Oye is the Union Hotel:

        As viewed from the garden:

        In good weather you can take your Coffee/Tea and cake in the garden:


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          The interior is very traditional, with each room having different decor and named up after famous persons who have spent a night or more in them.

          Here from the lounge:

          With a real wood burning fire place:

          As all self-respecting hotels of this age, they have their very own ghost. (Sorry, no picture of the Ghost)


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            Leaving Oye we head into Norangsdalen:

            Said to be the "Wildest valley in Norway".

            It is difficult to make an impression of what a trip through this valley is like with a few picture:

            In the valley is a lake that was formed from a stone fall a long time ago, which flooded a "Saeter". The foundations of a few houses can still be seen when conditions are right:

            You need a bit of imagination to see anything here.


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              At the other end of the valley id Hellesylt, which is better known CVF members.

              Modern houses cling to the mountain side:

              And the water fall in Hellesylt is among the most photographed:

              Other attractions are within a short distance from Hjorundfjorden, but more on that later.


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                Thank you for opening this thread, which enlights the place for us "foreigners". It is very special to see interior pictures of the Union Hotel! Such a nice place. Oh, and what a nice old BMW in #4/2, remembered me, i owned such one for a summer, it costed just 200DM and was of course in much worser condition as this one. But we sold it again as winter car to a biker and even earned some Deutschmarks...
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11