Norway hiking - Rondanestien

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  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    This is the first of what will probably be a few sets from my 180km solo trek through the Norwegian highlands during June 2012 (it's taken a while to work through nearly 5 months of images...).

    This collection is from a route known as the 'Rondanestien', which I'm assuming basically translates as 'Rondane trail'. As you would expect, the route begins on the moors behind Lillehammer and travels for about 100km north until it reaches Rondane Nasjonalpark - Norway's oldest national park and home of the spectacular Rondane Massif, but that's a story for the next set :wink:

    It's a pretty bleak landscape, ground down by millennia of glacial action and largely above the tree-line. It's sparsely occupied by the odd sheep and the even odder bushwalker, but for the most part I had it to myself for six days I was up there.

    If you're interested in the story there's a write-up on my blog with a bunch more photos Norway, June 2012 pt.I – Rondanestien | people + other strange creatures

    Part II is now up and can be found here. I'll post some photos from that article directly tomorrow :smile:

    GH2, Nokton 25mm and m.ZD 45mm

    Hut, Nevelfjellet (1089m)

    Cairn, Astkyrkja (1061m)

    Across the moors to Rondane Nasjonalpark

    Down the valley towards Ringebu


    Reindeer antlers and a DNT waymark

    A lonely path over the moors

    The never-ending, mid-summer twilight


    Muen (1424m)

    Locals with Muen (1424m) illuminated behind

    Night 5 camp - Ramsjønnet
  2. Sela69

    Sela69 Mu-43 Regular

    Am I wrong, or there were a lot of people around there ?
  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    When i went through I saw four people over six days. I don't know, is that a lot?
  4. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser

    Do those sheep have ear tags? Great pics, thank you for sharing.
  5. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Yep they were tagged