To the southeast of Lake Vangsvatnet stands the dramatic Bordalsgjelet Gorge.
From the town, the walk over is a pleasant stroll around the edge of the lake…
…then through the wooded Prestegardsmoen, and over the River Vosso.
A short walk later, after crossing a bridge over the gorge’s entrance, a footpath drops down from the road and leads in.
Bordalsgjelet is approximately 5km long in total, however, only parts of it are accessible to the public. In fact the accessible stretch from the bridge only extends to some 150 metres. Underneath the bridge are views down to some impressive potholes, caused by the abrading action of water and pebbles over thousands of years.
A railing guards the steep drop into the waters below.
At some points Bordalsgjelet is incredibly narrow. Beautifully narrow!
Bordalsgjelet does not take long to explore, but it is well worth the visit. Even if it’s 30°C heat and you end up looking like this when you get back to the hotel*:
*Final photo printed with kind permission of the subject (my wife).
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Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):
- Bordalsgjelet: N 60° 36.725 E 006° 25.460
- Date of Walk: 23 July 2014
- Walk total distance covered: 4.23 miles
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Great photos and, yes, great pay-off for the click! RH
Hehe thanks for clicking, RH! It turns out everyone who actually knows my wife was far too afraid to click for fear or invoking her wrath. I think you are probably far enough away to avoid any repercussions. I think…!!!
I couldn’t resist the urge not to click… that was great!
I clicked and laughed. Thanks.