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Hike to Månafossen: Rogaland, Norway

I didn't have much clue about hiking back in India or in USA and until I moved to Norway, where hiking, running, skiing and other adventures are the basic steps Norwegians take when they are born. To survive in a place like that and to experience the real Norway, you have to make yourself do at least try these things.

My first hiking in Norway was to Månafossen, which is the biggest waterfall of 90m and has the spectacular view in Rogaland county of Norway. It took us around 60-90minutes to drive from where we live in Stavanger. The best thing about driving in Norway is the wonderful view you get wherever you go. Its very scenic everywhere in Norway. Its full of fjords, forests and typical landscape views. 

We have been to this place in September when the weather was not cold but you need to put on your jacket. As I was not much into hiking when I moved here more than 2years ago, I always enquired about the place and the level of difficulty before doing it. This one they said, was the easiest. They lied.


Velkommen til Månafossen! (Welcome to Månafossen in Norwegian)



After parking our car, we had to do a steep uphill hike and use steps for a while. But the path isn't very hard when compared to the hikes that I do now.



Though its a small mountain, we had to do some hard work as the trial was slipper. And as we climbed further, we had to hold on to the chain links held to poles that are grounded.



After walking for few minutes.. well, it took me more than an hour but after around 30-40minutes you reach to a top from where you can see these beautiful waterfalls and the mist from these falls was a bliss.


This is where I had to break down for half an hour with a tired face while I met many kids and dogs running ahead of me. That was a shameful part, I tell you. 


The best of this hike is when you walk a bit further from these falls on a flat trial where you reach to a place to sit and relax along the water hearing the birds chirping and the water flowing. We relaxed there under the sun eating some snacks and taking some naps (oop, that rhymed).



This is fresh water and was very very very clear. It tasted amazing.



There is also a way to go to the other side of the falls. We couldn't do that as we were pretty much tired after this. We were very relaxing on this hike taking several breaks which were really worthy for the view and to enjoy the nature around. 


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  1. You look great Maam. The waterfalls look great. :-)

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  2. Looks so beautiful!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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