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Fossen cliff

Fossen Bratte

07.12.2018

The steep drop by Fossen cliff has been the biggest challenge for those who wished to make a road over Kvamskogen through the years. Leave the car by the monument on the old road and take a walk down to the bend by the waterfall that Bergen-folk call "The bridal veil". Why is there a waterfall just here?

Frøland power station and lake Frøland.

Frøland

18.03.2018

Much rain, a steep drop and nearness to Bergen meant that the power-making potential of the Samnanger water system was exploited early. Samnanger was thus one of the first power-producing municipalities in western Norway. With its subsequent expansion and new power stations, about 400 gigawatts of electricity per hour were produced on average each year. This is enough to meet the energy needs of 25,000 households.

Gneiss.

Frøland- Liarostunnel

16.06.2018

Song swans in Lake Frøland

Frølandsvatnet

31.03.2018

Soft shapes in the hard mountain.

Grasdalen

12.03.2018

Gullbotnen

Gullbotnen

07.12.2018

A barren belt where almost nothing grows, runs through the forest on the east slope of Gullbotnen. But, along the west side of the main road there is a fertile zone that flourishes with several finicky plant types. The contrasts arise from the extreme variations in the nutrient content of the bedrock.

Øvre Kvernes

Kvernes

16.06.2018

Håkons Hall, Domkirken Church, Bergen Børs Stock Exchange, Permanenten and other well known buildings in Bergen are decorated with soapstone from Øvre Kvernes. The quarry is a big hole in the mountainside by the cliff just east of the farm buildings.

From Kvitingen nature preserve.

Kvitingen

16.06.2018

Few other places in Hordaland, or even the whole country, get as much rain as in the Samnanger mountains. The mountains here simply attract wetness. The weather station on Kvitingen has continuous measurements all the way back to 1900, and the measurements have documented several records for the county. The station is therefore much used as a reference for the rainfall in western Norway.

The bridge at Mørkhølen

Mørkhølen

13.12.2018

The combination building at Nordvik.

Nordvik

16.06.2018

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