Blåfjellet Mountains and Miklebustdalen Valley. The Mountain of the Witches

After a walk through the mountain valley to the Brixdalsbreen glacier and a hearty lunch, we drive down the valley of the Dalelva river, which originates in the Justedal mountains.

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The Valley's Oldevatnet.

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In Norway, the road network is intensively developing - narrow and dangerous serpentines through passes are gradually being replaced by tunnels.

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We drive along the coast Invikfjorden "one of the arms of the Nordfjord. Cruise ships also visit here - tourists are taken to the glaciers of Justedala and the picturesque lake Lovatnet.

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Pleasing to the eye is the austere architecture of Norwegian rural churches. Everything is very simple, without decorations, but the structures look very harmonious.

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Near the village of Utvik, the road again serpentines up into the mountains, to the passUtviklere (Utvikfjellet).

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The top point of the pass. From a height of 625 meters, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Blåfjellet mountains)reaching a height of 1400 meters.

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Mountain rangeMyklebostad (Myklebustdalen).

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"Cut-off slice" of the forest edge - only here you can see that it is slender pines, usually the forest looks like a solid carpet.

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We climb higher - here the pine is replaced by birch, even higher - low shrubbery, then moss and finally bare rocks.

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Mount Bopa (Bopa) it is 1,435 meters high. It is famous for the fact that on its top on Saturday, witches arrange their sabbaths. The legend was so serious that several women were burned at the stake in Syracuse, accusing them of attending these gatherings and meeting the devil there.

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Well, what's ahead for us Sogndal and on the way we look to another tongue of Jostedal.