Norwegian Mountains, Oppland
S. Brurskardknappen (1458m) on foot, Apr 18 2011
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Anne and me had begun our Easter 2011 vacation by driving from Sunnmøre to Valdresflya, checked into a cabin at Bessheim Fjellstue, followed by an afternoon ski-trip to Fisketjernnuten. There was still time left before dinner at Bessheim, so we decided to hike S. Brurskardknappen on foot.
On our way up the mountain, we met a man who told us that he came quite close to a reindeer herd and was (naturally) quite excited about this. This was good news. On our first ski-trip across Utvikfjellet (in Feb. 2011), we passed the Nordfjord reindeer herd within spitting distance. Would we also be so lucky to get a good view towards the Valdresflya pack?
Luck was on our side, and it didn't take long before we saw the first animals. They didn't spook easily, but clearly wanted to be left alone and moved out of sight. As we reached the top (50 minutes after heading out), we could see the entire herd (counting somewhere between 200 and 300 animals?) and what a sight it was!
Satisfied with this encounter, we returned to the car - while enjoying the view towards the eastern Jotunheimen 2000 meter peaks. The dinner at Bessheim was nice and sinking into the sofa by the fireplace wasn't bad either. Let the Easter vacation begin...
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
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