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. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

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. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

The highest part of the road passes at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, along the valley of lake Ståvatn. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

The road runs right through the center of the lake, along a chain of Islands connected by bridges. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

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. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

These desolate, barren places are teeming with isolated farmhouses and small hotels. transparent mountain lakes attract fishing enthusiasts to the highlands. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

In the East of the valley there are ski resorts for mountain skiers, which are not empty even in summer - there are many Hiking trails. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

The road goes down into the Haukeli valley, where Telemark province, the Central region of Norway, begins. West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.

West Norway mountain. Mountains Of Western Norway.