The popular Stryn Ski Center opened for the summer today.
You can ski on the glacier all summer long.
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The season have started.
A new floating walkway will be installed in Geiranger.
This way all cruise passengers can get off the ship and enjoy the time ashore. Earlier all had to be transported to and from with smaller boats.
A 40 minute journey by car / bus and ferry from Ålesund, your destination site. The place is often at the top in Europe in terms of snowfall, tells the magazine.
For the most spectacular descent mountain peaks to the fjord. And ski magazine especially recommend visiting the fjord in the middle of the week, rather than in the more bustling and well-attended weekends.
If you want a very special tour will run through the trees down to the valley floor, and then call a taxi to pick you up and drive you back to the resort, recommend Snow Magazine.
Strandafjellet Skisenter entered the list in front of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Colombia, Canada. And in 3100 Kulm hotel in the Swiss Alp town of Zermatt.
The Swedish system Riksgränsen at Narvik is on the list. Riksgränsen got sixth place in the selection.
Here you can read one of our stories from Strandafjellet ski.
And the facility is the only one on north west Norway served by a gondola.
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Norwegian railways is at the top in Europe. It is clear after the site Lonelyplanet.com placed Raumabanen in first place and the Bergen line in second place of the ten finest train journeys in Europe.
-Thanks to the engineers who managed to build railroads in the most difficult terrain you can imagine, writing website in its reportage.
Most tourists choose to travel by Rauma Railway and Bergen Railway in the summer months.
But did you know that the most spectacular experiences are in winter? We tell you what you should try.
Travel time: 1.5 hours – 4 daily departures
The lowest point on the journey, Åndalsnes can often be little snow. While the highest point, Bjorli, is one of the most heart-snowy areas. The ski center has opened long ago.
-The award is huge for us, says sales and marketing manager for Dovre and Rauma Railway, NSB Office, Tove Brita Sylte.
It’s been busy days after the award was announced. And it’s obviously something we like, says Pickles, who recommends a winter trip on the Rauma Railway.
-Because it’s a completely different experience than in summer. Each season has its own charm.
End stations on this line has been Dombås and Åndalsnes. You can then travel to Dombås with Dovrebanen (between Oslo and Trondheim) and from there, and get ready for a spectacular train journey totaling 114 km.
Drive through the winter landscape along Lesjaskogvatnet. The place that was the backdrop when railway was built in the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
In Bjorli is it worth to get off the train and take at least one overnight stay. Here it is possible to hire large and small apartments, condos or rooms in hotels. Do you want a luxurious experience with friends is Bjorli barn instead. While Bjorligard hotel among other things, open pub in the wood burning tent on Saturdays in winter.
Downturn will rally
From Bjorli start the train on the descent towards Åndalsnes. The course uses both sides of the walk down the Romsdal Valley, and by Verma train goes into a special turning tunnel. Before jernbanlinja turn and walk over the famous Chicken Bru. A fantastic view point where the train stops for a photo stop.
The train passes over 32 bridges on the way down the valley, and also passes the world famous Troll Wall. On the opposite side you can see up to Romsdalshorn.
The tour guides in both English, German and Norwegian.
Raumabanen has four daily departures from Åndalsnes. One of the trains go to Lillehammer, while the other three flips Dombås.
Full Price Ticket to stretch Åndalsnes-Dombås is 232.
Travel time: nine hours – Four daily departures
Togtureren Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen is a fantastic trip. Certainly, the view in many places, for practical and safety reasons, been lost due to a large number of tunnels. But there are still many great experiences for those who want to be part of the journey between the two major Norwegian cities. From Oslo, the trip via Drammen to Hønefoss before heading to Hallingdal.
The train goes through a snow-secure area of the country. Gol, Eel and Geilo are appropriate places to go by train for those who want to dabble in alpine skiing. Geilo is one of the most tradisjonesrike ski resorts, you can rent everything from affordable cabins to the most wonderful suites. Very good skiing conditions.
High and low
Many believe Finse – with its 1222 m – Bergen Railway is the highest point. It is not. For railway point on the line is less than 1300 m. But Finse drive is the highest station. You can find both hotels Finse1222 hotel and stone house.
After Finse will train to Myrdal, where it is possible for passengers to get off and either take a ride on the Flam Railway down to Flåm. The trip is wonderful and goes into a tunnel face, which Rauma Railway. Down by the village of Flåm you can stay on as Fretheim Hotel, or you can head back to Myrdal and then continue the journey to Bergen.
The fare on the route is from 199 to 804 million (depending on whether it is discount ticket or full-fare ticket).
Bergen line can also be taken as night trains, with separate sleeping compartment.
Travel at night
NSB Sleep is comfortable sovekupéer with 2 beds. The beds are 75 cm wide and have good mattresses, duvets and pillows. Towels, soap and water are in the compartment. The price is 850 per car in addition to normal travel ticket.
With seats on the night train, you get a package with a pillow, blanket, Eye Mask and earplugs. Bring the package home, if not donated blankets to charity. Most of the chairs can be adjusted backwards.
For schedule and tickets: nsb.no
Fear of heights ? This might cure the fear ?
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Most have more than enough to stand urighgt and looking over the edge at these places. While Eskil Rønningsbakken stacks preferably three chairs on top of each other and go into a handstand. Or bring a bike and balance the edge of the precipice.
Now you will have to learn to challenge your fear of heights. Because it can be overcome. And he gives you love some tips.
But first: Rønningsbakken favorite places in Norway.
- I have traveled a lot in Norway, and most of the south and west. I dream of getting raised in March in northern Norway, where there are some fantastic places for balance arts, said Eskil Rønningsbakken, coming from the flat village Stange in Hedmark. But now lives with his girlfriend in Lima, Peru. However, he has the whole world as their workplace. And Norway has obviously a large and important place.
‘I grew up with and in nature in Hedmark. But I love places where I can go up the hill and look out over the sea.
Here are my favorites: Trollveggen
Rønningsbakken;s unicycle balancing on a balance board outside the rock wall in conjunction with a television recording. Here you can see the stunt guaranteed to get it to tickle the stomach. It is 800 meters directly below the narrow board he stands. Bruraskaret, where the stunt was performed, is about 1700 meters sea.
The stunt was performed with several 30-second sequences. Because of the wind to the interrupt multiple times.
Flydalsjuvet: In Geiranger is a unique designed picnic by Flydalsjuvet. And with its atsklte upper and lower levels have Flydalsjuvet a wonderful view. But the most spectacular point lies outside the fence to ensure that tourists do not go too far out and fall to his death. Ogdet are here Eskil Rønningsbakken performing their stunts.
-Flydalsjuvet can be used all year round, said Eskil.
Trolltunga: Located 1100 meters above sea level in Tyssedal in Odda municipality in Hordaland. People follow the path up the mountain and walk up and down is a great day trip. View from the mountain that sticks out like a tongue 350 meters above Ringedalsvannet in Skjeggedal is miraculous.
Roughly five minutes walk away is Reinaskorbu cabin with six berths. Ogdersom you go an hour south until you come to the pulpit.
Pulpit: Is one of the most visited tourist destination in the mountains. The plateau that is 25 x 25 meters and is situated 604 meters above sea level was a perfect place for Eskil Rønningsbakken. He placed a ladder all the way out on the edge, and went up into a handstand on top of the erect ladder. If you go the normal route down from the pulpit and you’ll go to the new Preikestolhytta, which is a great place to eat and to stay.
Magazine in Molladalen: Is a fantastic tennacle in Alps of Sunnmøre.
To get to the top requires that you are climbing expert, but it’s not hard technical climbing.
Here you can see the pictures and read the story from when Eskil Rønningsbakken balanced on top last summer.
Kjerag: Kjeragbolten is an exciting destination at the head of the fjord. A large stone is wedged wedged in the canyon 1000 meters and is a great place to take a spectacular photo. Rønningsbakken has obviously topped it all – several times – with their chairs and impressive balancing act. Here you can see the movie.
-I have had a long relationship with Kjeragbolten. I am bringing equipment up and executing stunts. Either on the bolt or on.
Airfreight: -Sometimes I take a helicopter up to the hiking destination. Because there is a lot of equipment to carry and can be limited with time. Other times I take the three seats on the back, said 33-year-old.
-What are you looking for when you need to find a present for your balancing tricks?
It’s important that there is air around. Not too close to a rock wall or the like. There must be a visual place.
-Are you ever afraid of dying?
-Not death itself. But I will of course not die. But on the other hand, I have gotten most of my life, says Rønningsbakken as this fall tells about life sittt and many of the greatest experiences in the book “On the Edge”, written by Randi Fuglehaug.
Beginning: Why did you start with balance tricks?
-I really did not. I just have not stopped. Because I was a pretty wild guy when I was little and ran enough teachers to distraction sometimes. I’ve always loved challenges and aladri been afraid of heights.
-What about your family?
-They have settled to that this is what I want to do. But sometimes I tell them not until afterwards what kind of stunt I’ve done.
-Most of us experience fear of heights. Can it be cured-schedule or reduced?
-Absolutely. Most’ve got a fear of dying, and sometimes fear abnormally large. But this can be trained to reduce and perhaps eliminate it altogether. And the important thing is to find a point of focus is you. An area up to where you stand.
Do not look into the abyss, not see everything around you. But limit the focus area.
It’s the same for those who have anxiety for a lift. Look at yourself, your area in the elevator, did not see the whole room.
-Will you die while doing one of your deadly stunt?
-Knowing that we are all going to die means that I did not think about it. But, no. I’m going to survive all my stunts.