Norwegian mountainside – Ringebu and Venabu

On this years roadtrip to the Norway I drove up to Rondane mountain range, as it is the first mountainside stop coming from the south on E6. In the valley before Rondane there is the small town of Ringebu and on the Sunday I was there it was dead empty, only the train station had some activity. From Ringebu you can drive the lingering road up to the Rondande mountainside. There is a small place called Venabu that offers a food store, shop, church, horses, bar and Wi-Fi! It looks good and isn’t cluttered with kitsch or too many tourists. But the weather isn’t the best during my stay, even if I got the best of the day and some clear skies for some hours. Anyway, in Norway there is always something to see driving around on the smaller roads – like a beautiful place to stop at and have a cup, some small church, look at sheep that roam around freely and some interesting shops. In the summer it never really gets dark, so the ambient is nice and you can have the routine you want.

Stave church in Ringebu, under restoration. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Stave church in Ringebu, under restoration.

Empty Sunday streets in Ringebu. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Empty Sunday streets in Ringebu.

Coffee at the train station.

Coffee at the train station.

Minimal weather station...

Minimal weather station…

White house on mountainside. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Simple but nice place on a very beautiful location. Halfway from Ringebu to Venabu.

Self portrait in the Graveyard.

Self portrait in the Graveyard.

Small Church in Ringebu Norway. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

The small church in Ringebu is really a cozy place. I was told it really isn’t in use much and has services only a handfull of times per year.

Inside the small church in Venabu. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Inside the small church in Venabu.

Horses in Venabu Norway. Stave church in Ringebu, under restoration. Photo: Sanjin Đumišić.

Mountain selfie.

Mountain selfie.

2 Comments
  • Tor Ivan Boine
    June 29, 2015

    You should have been here on saturday. Every saturday during the summer it’s packed in the center. Saturday market.

    Maybe next time :)
    Found this blog by random when I searched for Ringebu.

    • Sanjin Đumišić
      June 29, 2015

      Hej Tor!

      It’s one of my favorite places, that whole area. I’ll come again and bring my family for sure. Although last time I liked the desolate and empty ambient during my visit. Can’t beat that enthusiastic feeling of driving up and up and up after Ringebu to reach the Rondane plateau. Spectacular!

      /All the best

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