Gaula rever valley (Gauldalen)
Further our way lies along Gaula, the largest river of Central Norway.
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.
River valley and adjacent areas form a district Gaudalen, local people often call in short - Gaudal.
Like all mountain rivers, Geula, has a fast current in the upper reaches and abounds with violent rifts.
Such areas attract fans of water extreme - rafting.
In quieter places, you can simply travel by boat, enjoying the beauty of wildlife.
The banks of the river, surrounded by gentle wooded mountains, are very picturesque.
Across the river thrown a lot of suspension bridges leading from the road directly into the forest thicket.
Gaula is most famous among fishermen - it is one of the best places in Norway for salmon fishing.
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.
Along the Gaula is an important European route E06.
Through Gaudaen laid the oldest railway of Norway Rørosbanen, connecting Trondheim and Hamar.