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Gudbrandsjuvet

Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: DGT/Willy Haraldsen Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: DGT/Willy Haraldsen
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord
Gudbrandsjuvet Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord

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Gudbrandsjuvet is a 5 metre narrow and 20–25 metre high ravine through which the Valldøla River forces itself. The ravine is easily accessible from main road route 63 between Valldal and Trollstigen. The waters have formed a complex of deep potholes and intricate formations. The depth down from the surface of the water is about equal to the depth of ravine down to the river.

According to a story from the 1500’s, the ravine was named after a man called Gudbrand, who ran off with his new bride and saved himself from his angry pursuers by jumping over the ravine at its narrowest point. Gudbrand was declared an outlaw for his deeds, and lived the rest of his life in a stone hut in one of the side-valleys above Gudbrandsjuvet. The valley is still called Gudbrandsdalen to this day. One thing the story doesn’t mention is whether his bride followed him over the ravine…

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Gudbrandsjuvet is a 5 metre narrow and 20–25 metre high ravine through which the Valldøla River forces itself. The ravine is easily accessible from...

Gudbrandsjuvet

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