Ådalen

Valley, Telemark Notodden

Norway

Ådalen

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Adalen Valley is a picturesque region located in Notodden, Telemark, Norway. Nestled between rolling hills and surrounded by lush green forests, this valley is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. The valley stretches over an area of approximately X square kilometers and is home to a small but vibrant community.

One of the prominent features of Adalen Valley is the meandering Notodden River that flows through its heart, adding to its charm. The river is known for its crystal-clear waters and offers a tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular spot for fishing and boating enthusiasts.

The valley's landscape is characterized by its diverse flora and fauna. Thick forests of pine and birch trees cover the hillsides, providing a habitat for numerous species of birds and mammals. Nature lovers can explore the valley's scenic trails and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.

Adalen Valley also has historical significance. It was a major center for the Norwegian hydroelectric power industry and played a vital role in the industrialization of Norway in the early 20th century. The UNESCO-listed Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, located in the valley, showcases the remains of hydroelectric power plants, factories, and worker's quarters, giving visitors a glimpse into the region's industrial past.

In addition to its natural and historical attractions, Adalen Valley offers a range of recreational activities. Visitors can indulge in hiking, biking, and camping, or simply relax and soak in the stunning surroundings. The valley also hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating the local traditions and heritage.

Overall, Adalen Valley is a captivating destination that combines natural beauty, history, and outdoor activities, making it a must-visit place for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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Ådalen Images

Images are sourced within 20km of lat/long (59.84545/8.92558).

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Steinmur. Demning?
Steinmur. Demning?
Downhill
Downhill
The hundred faces of Gaustatoppen II Another spectacular view of the impressive mountain and its surrounding plateau.

Handheld portrait photos stitched together in Lightroom.
The hundred faces of Gaustatoppen II
Another spectacular view of the impressive mountain and its surrounding plateau. Handheld portrait photos stitched together in Lightroom.
The hundred faces of Gaustatoppen The Gaustatoppen opposite our hotel was an ever-changing sight we never tired of.

Three handheld landscape photos stitched together in Lightroom.
The hundred faces of Gaustatoppen
The Gaustatoppen opposite our hotel was an ever-changing sight we never tired of. Three handheld landscape photos stitched together in Lightroom.
Gausta sunset During our holiday in Telemark, Norway, we were regaled with stunning views of the Gaustatoppen from our hotel.

19 overlapping portrait-photos stitched together in Lightroom. Not suited for the mobile app... :-)
Gausta sunset
During our holiday in Telemark, Norway, we were regaled with stunning views of the Gaustatoppen from our hotel. 19 overlapping portrait-photos stitched together in Lightroom. Not suited for the mobile app... :-)
mountain with hat Seen at Gaustablikk, Telemark, Norway.

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mountain with hat
Seen at Gaustablikk, Telemark, Norway. RAW picture taken with Google Pixel 2 XL, edited in Lightroom mobile.
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sobriety At the Vemork hydroelectric power plant in Rjukan, Norway, now housing the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum.
(<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vemork" rel="noreferrer nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vemork</a>)
This was the target of the famous Operation Gunnerside (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_heavy_water_sabotage" rel="noreferrer nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_heavy_water_sabotage</a>), which featured Norwegian resistance fighters sabotaging heavy water production of Nazi Germany. This film with Kirk Douglas is based on the events: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heroes_of_Telemark?wprov=sfla1" rel="noreferrer nofollow">en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heroes_of_Telemark?wprov=sfla1</a>.
During our holidays we stayed at a hotel that was founded by the Norwegian stunt man who did the skiing scenes for Kirk Douglas in the movie. His bold and now famous offer "I'll do it for one million." was actually accepted by the film company  and he used the money to build the hotel and start a successful career as ski instructor in the USA. 

The place appealed to me on many levels but many of my photos failed to convey the atmosphere I experienced there. This one does.
sobriety
At the Vemork hydroelectric power plant in Rjukan, Norway, now housing the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vemork) This was the target of the famous Operation Gunnerside (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_heavy_water_sabotage), which featured Norwegian resistance fighters sabotaging heavy water production of Nazi Germany. This film with Kirk Douglas is based on the events: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heroes_of_Telemark?wprov=sfla1. During our holidays we stayed at a hotel that was founded by the Norwegian stunt man who did the skiing scenes for Kirk Douglas in the movie. His bold and now famous offer "I'll do it for one million." was actually accepted by the film company and he used the money to build the hotel and start a successful career as ski instructor in the USA. The place appealed to me on many levels but many of my photos failed to convey the atmosphere I experienced there. This one does.
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Ådalen is a valley in Telemark, Norway. It has an elevation of 683 meters above sea level. It is also known as Adalen, Ådalen. Information correct as at Tuesday 14th October 2014.

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