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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Photo Of The Week 06: Trolltunga

There’s only one thing I can think of right now: Pain. My whole body hurts and I can barely walk five steps without wanting to sit/lie down. Yesterday, I went to the Hardangervidda and hiked to Trolltunga with some friends, a hike that I can only describe as my biggest physical accomplishment to date.

I’ll be recapping this date in detail soon enough, but for now I thought I’d leave you with some first impressions. I still can’t believe I’ve done this (it’s 22km of difficult terrain and I felt like dying crying more than once, but in the end I’ve made it and this is probably going to make the list of 2013 – once I get my brain back. 

Photo A

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Waiting for the ferry in the early morning, somewhere at the Hardangerfjord.

Photo B

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A roadside waterfall at the Hardangerfjord that we passed on the way to the Hardangervidda. That’s what I love about Norway: It’s not just the big attractions that are stunning: The whole country is bustling with beauty!

Photo C 

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Little Me on Trolltunga. I promise it’s really not scary/dangerous to stand up there! ;) I was freezing, I was tired and I tried to not think about the fact that I still had half of the hike in front. But I couldn’t pass up the incredible photo opportunity!

Photo D

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A glimpse at the landscape around Trolltunga.

What's your favorite picture of the week?

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  1. Your photography is better and better every time you post! I love photo C and have always wanted to visit somewhere like that!

    Hopefully you recover soon ;)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I really can't believe I went up there, but my legs remind me of it! ;)

  2. Wow! Amazing scenery. You are brave, it looks like the kind of place where the wind could push you off the edge!
    : / (over-active imagination)

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    1. Don't worry, the rock is actually much bigger than it looks like, so it's pretty safe as long as you refrain from doing stupid things! :) But the scenery definitely was amazing!

  3. Aw I hope you feel less sore soon! I also love photo C just because of the "I'm so little and the world is so big" feeling in it :)

  4. Holy crap, I would die out there on Trolltunga! I'm way too scared of heights to do such things. But it's an amazing photo!! What a beautiful place. I am so close (in Sweden) but haven't been around much in Norway really. We used to go there every summer when I was a child but now as an adult I mostly travel to Italy or Ireland. I suppose we should go to Norway some time though.

  5. Wow this is incredible! I was too scared to attempt hiking Trolltunga, but it looks like it was totally worth it. What amazing pictures, I'd love to see more! Was it scary being out on that ledge?


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