Monday, July 22, 2013

Beauty of Norway

Postingan ini adalah kumpulan foto-foto yang indah dari Norwegia yang AMJG kumpulkan dari internet. Selamat menikmati!

Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen is Norway's most famous waterfall, and has a fall of 182 metres, of which 145 metres is a direct drop.

Despite the squat visions a troll connotes, Norway’s Trollveggen couldn’t present a more different reality. The tallest vertical rock face in Europe, the Troll Wall represents the height of athletic ambition for climbers and base jumpers alike.

Marking the beginning of a fjord-filled trail in Sogn (the largest fjord in Norway and the third-longest fjord in the world), Gudvangen is host to nature at its most spectacular.

 Dalsnibba Mountain
Located in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, the Dalsnibba Mountain boasts snow-covered peaks and a nearby lake, thus making it a very popular tourist destination.

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that stands horizontally out of the mountain above Skjeggedal in Odda, Norway. The name translated to English is The Troll's tongue.

Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every year. The trip takes about two hours by foot, but the rock formation can also be enjoyed from the sea by boat. The original name of the rock formation is “Hyvlatonnå” – which means the tooth of a woodplane.

Given the stunning image above, it’s plain to see why Geirgangerfjord is considered a treasure by Norwegians and tourists alike. In 2005, the nordic gem was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; though its status is questioned as some propose placing power lines across the 9.3-mile long geographical feature.

Getting its name from “ló” (lynx) and “fótr” (foot), the lynx foot-shaped archipelago’s picturesque views have captivated humankind since around 250 BC.

A typical scene from the Western Lofoten islands (Norway) – steep wild mountains with green fjords and lakes.

Trollstigen (English: Trolls' Path) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of Norwegian National Road 63 that connects the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. During the top tourist season, about 2,500 vehicles pass daily. During the 2012 season, 161,421 vehicles drove past, compared to 155,230 vehicles during 2009.

Forsandt Village in Lysebotn, South West Norway
Lysebotn (“bottom [end] of the Lysefjord”) is a village of the municipality of Forsand at the end of the Lysefjord in Rogaland county in the southwest of Norway. It's a destination for over 100,000 tourists yearly, and a BASE jumping access point for Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Preacher’s Pulpit), cliff blocks precipitously high above the fjord. The village is visible at bottom center in the image below. Cruises as well as an express boat to here start at Skagenkaien in Stavanger, also from Lauvvik and Forsand, passing beneath Preikestolen.

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