In the mountains

“A whizzpopper!” cried the BFG, beaming at her. “Us giants is making whizzpoppers all the time! Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping is forbidden among human beans?”
Roald Dahl, The BFG

For certain reasons I have not had blog activity for a short while. I will not go into detail as it will just read as excuses excuses! Still some old stuff, as a matter of fact, photos taken July 2011 while on a trip to a more Southern (and warmer) part of Norway to attend a wedding.

On the way South we chose to take the road that would lead us over Dovrefjell. We chose this road because I wanted to see a muskox (well, several preferably), an animal that is not native to Norway but that has been introduced from Canada. Fortunately the road was open, no snow present to cause dangerous situations and onwards we went. When we were reaching some sort of plateau in elevation, we decided to stretch our legs and take a stroll. It was quite cold in fact, so it was not an extremely long stroll. The view was breathtaking though! There was snow on the mountaintops, clouds came rolling in, quite scenic! Unfortunately, no muskox in sight! They must have been in hiding… It was a disappointment…

After the wedding we decided to take a different route up, after being recommended a supposedly shorter and more scenic road towards Trondheim. This road was not shorter at all, but it sure was a nice view for a significant amount of time. It led us through Jotunheimen, the Home of the Giants. It was fantastic! Because of minerals at that time of the year, the water in the rivers was azure blue. The weather was pleasant, blue skies and blue water is a nice combination after all. A lot of nice little waterfalls, I wanted to take a picture of one but sadly we could not stop on the side with the heavy traffic and somewhat narrow road. And there were huge boulders all over the place, especially when we were above the treeline (same with the boulders as with the waterfall I wanted to photograph). I know of course that those got there because of the Ice Age, but it is fun regardless to think it was giants that put them there…

I don’t think I’m much of a camping-girl (not certain though, never tried it!), but I would love to go back to Jotunheimen and observe it a bit better than just from the inside of a car!