KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN DURING YOUR CRUISE HOLIDAY IN GUDVANGEN AND YOU'RE LIKELY TO SPOT A GOAT OR TWO - AND PERHAPS EVEN A TROLL!
The tiny hamlet of Gudvangen (population 100 people, 1,400 goats, and an undetermined number of trolls) lies at the head of the Nærøyfjord, which has carved its way deep into the mountainous terrain, leaving the precipitous rock walls and overhanging cliffs that are characteristic of the scenic majesty of the fjords. Here waterfalls line steep mountainsides and farms lie scattered about green valleys. Mining for white anorthositic rock has left a subterranean labyrinth of magical caves – imaginatively recycled for the benefit of visitors. Natural rock walls are creatively lit in varying hues that throw intriguing shadows to stimulate the imagination, all set to the music of Edvard Grieg.