Skip to comments.Geology Picture of the Week, Dec. 28, 2008-Jan. 3, 2009: Trollveggen (Troll Wall) Norway
Posted on 01/03/2009 9:24:24 PM PST by cogitator
As promised, a picture or two of the Troll Wall in Norway. Tallest section is 1100 meters (that's over 3400 feet). Impressive! I guess this place is somewhat prone to rock falls. That might be impressive too. Checking the map, this place is close to a lot of good-looking fjords. It'd be a nice part of a trip there.
Pretty big picture here, shown quarter-size. Click for full-size.
This place even has it's own Web site, featuring this small but striking picture. I linked to this site as the Source link above.
Here's an artistic black-and-white shot.
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Pining for the fjords ping! :-)
Isn’t that where Helen Thomas lives ???
The scenery in the Norweigian fjords is indeed absolutely breathtaking, rivaling the Grand Canyon, IMO! I worked on a cruise ship that traveled 3 times to Geiranger fjord (near Stryn on that map if you zoom out a few clicks) maybe 150 km SW and maybe 1-2-3 fjords down from there.
Yes, there are sometimes gigantic rockfalls in those fjords, and you’ll see beautiful little farms and townlets scattered on the flattish sections of the surrounding mountains; always 200-300 feet above the water, because those rockfalls can generate stupendous waves, talking 100-150 feet high. Beautiful, clear and cold water, wispy snowmelt waterfalls from 600-800 feet up, rainbows, mists. Pretty amazing.
It certainly looks like old-goat country.
I would not want to live below these rocks, rockslide might just bury a village.
If you want to get a bird view of Trollveggen and other Norwegian mountains, please search on YouTube for base jumping and Norway.
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