Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Norway's mountains: the perfect break

High above the tree line on the Bergen Line, the railway connecting Oslo to Norway’s west coast, dramatic, beautiful Finse acts as a powerful tonic for the stresses of modern life. Bordering a lake in an expansive rocky valley, it is located at the highest point on the train line, with the icy fingers of the mighty Hardangerjøkulen glacier visible on slopes to the south. During the brief thaw from the arctic conditions that prevail much of the year, “Finse City” – as locals ironically call the small community clustered around the train station – has a huge appeal for lovers of the great outdoors.

Even better, the number of tourists in no way reflects its allure. Read More

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