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Iconic, but stunning place! Photo by @kaihornung on Hamnøy in Lofoten
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Took the Krossobanen cable car up the mountain to get a good look at the municipality of Rjukan from above. The cable car offers amazing panoramic views up and down the valley, and across towards the sheer 1800 meter peak known as Gaustatoppen. At the top of the ride there is a cafe and a ropes obstacle course, and a few hiking/biking trails leading off in either direction. .
The history of the Krossobanen cable car is as interesting as the views themselves: it was the first cable car constructed in northern Europe (1928) and built by the Norsk Hydro company so that it's factory employees and people that lived in nearby Rjukan could get to the top of the valley and experience the sun during the winter season. The area is quite unique in that it doesn't experience direct sunlight for almost half of the year (September-March); this is caused by Rjukan's position in this deep valley between high mountains on either side and the low elevation of the sun at this latitude. So a cable car to the top of the valley was the solution (and 'gift') that industrialist Sam Eyde came up with to get the people of this town access to the sun.
Not pictured is the modern attempt to bring sun to the people of Rjukan: a set of three large, computer controlled, solar powered mirrors that sit on top of the valley and track the path of the sun across the sky; the mirrors shine light down to the town center square - bathing it in bright sunlight. Now the people of the town no longer have to leave town in order to experience direct sunlight during those winter months, but they still remain fond of their Krossobanen cable car. .
Yosemite of Norway - that is how they often call this area in Romsdalen. Vertical mountain walls and giant waterfalls are all over the place. And you can dive into the cold fjords as a bonus🇳🇴🙏🏻 Who would you explore Norway with?
#Norge photo by @maxrivephotography