Finse

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Finse
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Vegard Sætrenes View Usermap entry
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(37,332) on Norway map below
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60.601633
Longitude
7.503834
60.601633;7.503834
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  • Canon, Canon EOS 5D
  • f/13.0, ISO400, 24.0 mm, 1/125 sec.

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Finse is an area in the Ulvik municipality of Hordaland, Norway. The railway station at Finse (Finse Station) on the Bergensbanen at 1,222m is the highest station on the entire Norwegian railway system. Since there are no (public) roads to Finse, the railway provides the sole means of transportation to and from Finse. During summer, however, it is possible to walk or cycle to Finse.

The gravel road in the picture is the Rallarvegen, a construction road built from 1902 to 1904 in connection with the construction of the Bergensbanen railline. It runs from Haugastøl via Finse to Myrdal station and down to Flåm by the Sognefjord.
The road is named after the 'rallar' or navvies, the railway construction workers.
The road is now a popular bicycle road. Every year, in the short season from July to September, over 20000 cyclists travel the route.

Finse, July 2011

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