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Hellisøy lighthouse, Fedje

Hellisøy

16.06.2018

Hellisøy lighthouse was lit for the first time in 1855. The characteristic red cast-iron tower with two white belts is 33m high and a light height of 46m above high tide.

Holmengrå

Holmengrå

07.12.2018

Holmengrå is the only place in Hordaland where we find traces of the abrasion that is supposed to have transformed Western Norway from a Himalaya-like high mountain landscape during the earth's Paleozoic Era, to a flat lowlands terrain during the Mezosoic Era. Just 400 million years ago, large and small stones plummeted down from the high mountains. Some of these stones became incorporated into the conglomerate bedrock on Holmengrå.

Portion of the Frøysetelva River, by Sleire.

Frøyset river network

07.12.2018

Frøyset river network is protected from power station-building - not because of its pristine nature - but because it is a typical river network for this part of western Norway.

Storavatnet

Storavatnet- Red-throated diver

31.03.2018

The troll-like sounds from the Red-throated diver carry long distances between the mountains around Storavatnet. The high-pitched, haunting screeches on quiet evenings in May are a sign that the mating season has begun.

A silled lake at Ekse

Eksingedalen- hydropower development

13.12.2018

Water discharge at the outlet of the Ekso into Eidsfjord was halved after the big hydropower development in the mountainous area between Modalen and Eksingedalen and further southward toward Evanger in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In an attempt to amend the changed environmental conditions in the waterway the developer built 35 small dams in the river.

Hana

Hana

12.03.2018

Skreien

Skreien

12.03.2018

Ekso ved Eidslandet, Eidsfjorden i bakgrunnen

Ekso

21.03.2019

In the late 1800s, Ekso was known among the nobility in England as having among the best salmon rivers. In summer the Lords could haul in big fish of up to 25 kg. In return, the townsfolk were paid for fishing rights, lodging and local assistance.