Våler & Elverum.

I’m back! Sorry for not posting for a while, but a lot of has happened, among others some traveling. Firstly I was in Våler and Elverum. Quite briefly, without any sightseeing plan, but I got some pictures.

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Both cities lie by the longest river in Norway called Glomma. It happened that recently the whole river flooded like mad, covering a little walking path and a small house by it. It wasn’t only in Våler, when I arrived in Elverum it was even worse, the drift was really strong. Fortunately, now it’s almost back to the normal size.

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Våler is the smallest city in Norway I have visited (even smaller than Gjøvik), and of course, there’s not much to see besides closeness of the river (two minutes from the place I stayed at). But I have noticed that the smaller the city, the more open are people, randomly saying hi to strangers (which I have never experienced in Hamar or Oslo).

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Elverum is approximately one hour drive from Våler. It’s a small student city (there’re few cities around Hamar that are also student ones, among others Lillehammer), directly in between road from Hamar to Våler. I visited a sightseeing place here called “Norsk skogmuseum” which translates to “Norwegian forest museum”. And it was what it was, I mean there weren’t like really old trees in cabinets with a long history to read, but a huge area with cute, little paths around old fishing cabins. There were also bridges across Glomma, which at the time was really flooded. It was quite scary to cross it!

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Shortly after visiting those two cities I made a trip to Stavanger and Kristiansand, so if you want to see more traveling posts stay tuned! Don’t know yet when they will come up, probably next week.

Have a nice week(end)!

Author: againorway

student, Norway-lover, artist, dreamer, book worm

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