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The Monk Steps

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The Monk Steps Photo: Reisemål Hardanger Fjord as
The Monk Steps Photo: Reisemål Hardanger Fjord as

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Forest road/path from Lofthus to Nosi (950 m.a.s.l.). This is one of the gateways to Hardangervidda. At 650-700 metres are the monk steps made of stone, probably laid by monks who settled at Opedal in the 12th. century. Lofthus - Nosi return abt 4 hrs walk. For pack horses, contact the tourist office or Van der Tuuk guide service.

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The Monk Steps

Forest road/path from Lofthus to Nosi (950 m.a.s.l.). This is one of the gateways to Hardangervidda. At 650-700 metres are the monk steps made of...

The Monk Steps

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