Norway. Travels in photos

Cities, monuments, nature, fjords and glaciers

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Further our way lies along Gaula, the largest river of Central Norway.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Gaula has a source in the kjølifjellet mountain range at an altitude of 950 meters and flows into the Trondheimfjord. The length of the river 145 kilometers.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

River valley and adjacent areas form a district Gaudalen, local people often call in short - Gaudal.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Like all mountain rivers, Geula, has a fast current in the upper reaches and abounds with violent rifts.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Such areas attract fans of water extreme - rafting.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

In quieter places, you can simply travel by boat, enjoying the beauty of wildlife.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

The banks of the river, surrounded by gentle wooded mountains, are very picturesque.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Across the river thrown a lot of suspension bridges leading from the road directly into the forest thicket.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Gaula is most famous among fishermen - it is one of the best places in Norway for salmon fishing.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

In 1345, the river became the cause of Norway's largest natural disaster. A landslide near Støren village created a natural dam up to 40 meters high, forming a lake 15 kilometers long. When the lake's waters burst through and blurred the dam, the flood washed away 25 farms and killed more than half a thousand peasants.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Along the Gaula is an important European route E06.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)

Through Gaudaen laid the oldest railway of Norway Rørosbanen, connecting Trondheim and Hamar.

Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)