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Gloppedalsura Scree

Gloppedal, 4330, Norway
+47 51 61 11 00
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Spectacular views

The scree is of a scale that cant be ignored. Car sized boulders are jumbled together in a massive... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
IanDCowie
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Stavanger, Norway
Norwegian nature

If you want to see a great peace of Norway, make sure to go to Gloppedalsura. It is a great nature... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Kaffilaura
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Sandnes, Norway
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Gloppedalsura consists of avalanche boulders that are piled on top of an end moraine. 10,000 years ago the ice sheet that covered the area, melted away. For a period of time the massive end moraine dammed the Hunnedal river's former course, towards Veen and Vikesa, and formed a lake in Byrkjedalsgryta. The terraces in Byrkjedal at 240 metres altitude are evidence of this moraine-dammed lake. The annual cycle of frost and expanding ice broke free a vast number of boulders and rocks and sent them tumbling down the southern mountainside. This debris settled as a 100-metre thick scree on top of the moraine. Hunnedal river and the lake in Byrkjedalsgryta were forced to find a new outlet the water burrowed a gully from Byrkjedal towards Gilja - Giljajuvet.
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9 Jul 2018
“Spectacular views”
30 Jun 2017
“Norwegian nature”
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Gloppedal, 4330, Norway
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+47 51 61 11 00
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The scree is of a scale that cant be ignored. Car sized boulders are jumbled together in a massive pile lying between the high ridges of the valley.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you want to see a great peace of Norway, make sure to go to Gloppedalsura. It is a great nature with a history from the WW2. Then I would recommend a trip to Bykjedalstunet. They have some great traditional norwegian meals. I can also...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

3 km from Byrkjedalstunet, unfortunately you cannot walk there, you have drive. Interesting for geologists I think.

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Thank Ekaterina W
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