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The Valley of My Childhood [14]

I was thirteen when I left Gauldalen behind, after living there since I was born… In this series it is my aim to show the diversity and daily life in this area, during all seasons of the year.

Here we are on the roof of Central Norway, and the place we see is as close as we get to the beginning of Gauldalen!

The source of the river Gaula is not a well-defined lake, but the beginning is a very small stream merging with many others and thus put on size and growing to a river eventually. The place here is near Glåmos and located close to the area where Gaula starts as a tiny little stream…

Maybe worth mentioning that this is the place where the first who was elected Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Trygve Lie had his summer residence, located near where his close friend and well-known author Johan Falkberget had his home.

From here the valley runs west for about 80 km before it takes on a Northern direction for the last stage to the Trondheimsfjord.


Gauldalen is the main valley in the central part of Norway, located in the county of Sør-Trøndelag.

The latitude for area is around 64, which is the same as in the middle of Alaska. However, the climate is better than Alaska thanks to an ocean current bringing warm water and more pleasant temperatures across the Atlantic from the Caribbean.

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Additional Photos by Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9892 W: 315 N: 14432] (53746)
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