Haukelifjell Pass, Ståvatn Lake
After leaving the cosy green valley lake Recalcuated, heading higher into the mountains. The road rises to the haukelifjell plateau located in The haukelifjell mountain system.
The road through this pass was built in 1886, and
now it is the main highway connecting Haugesund, the westernmost County
of Norway, with Oslo.
The highest part of the road passes at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, along the valley of lake Ståvatn.
The road runs right through the center of the lake, along a chain of Islands connected by bridges.
At this height, there is only grass left, trees and
shrubs do not grow here - the roots have nothing to catch on, the layer
of soil is very thin, under it is solid rock.
These desolate, barren places are teeming with isolated farmhouses and small hotels. transparent mountain lakes attract fishing enthusiasts to the highlands.
In the East of the valley there are ski resorts for
mountain skiers, which are not empty even in summer - there are many
The road goes down into the Haukeli valley, where Telemark province, the Central region of Norway, begins.