This is the part II of the Northern Spain trip we had and while part I took us from Barcelona to Cape Finisterre Lighthouse, part II will take us back towards Barcelona on a different route.
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Glitterheim is the name of a trekking cabin in the end of the valley of Veodalen and was built in 1901, and it’s owned by The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). The cabin is located at the foot of Norway’s second tallest mountain, Glittertind.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, we were not allowed to enter the area close to the cabin as we haven’t booked a visit in before hand. Anyway, the view along the way was amazing, enjoy.
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A couple of years ago we had an astonishing round trip in Northern Spain, starting in Barcelona up to Figueres, to the birthplace of Salvador Dalí and further to the lighthouse at Cabo de Creus. From there we went up to Andorra, unfortunately it was raining most of the driving, so not many photos from this stretch.
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We have been crossing Sognefjellet several times, but never when it has been all covered in snow. The road over the mountain pass is more than 1400 meters high and are closed during winter. The road opened the weekend before Easter this year, and we used the opportunity to take a look, and to take some photos to share with you all. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
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We have had a sudden drop in temperature and then the humid air makes some interesting ice crystals. All photos are taken just outside the house in our garden, and I wonder if the spider had time to hide before the cold came and made his web look like a christmas decoration?
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We were driving along the N-634 in Valdés, western Asturias, when we noticed this pearl of a beach before the road turned inland towards Oviedo. Obviously we decided to take off and head to the beach and take some photos.
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I was browsing through some folders here today and found some very beautiful photos taken in our garden this autumn, means you don’t need to go half around the world to take some nice photos. Scenes we see everyday gets on our blind spot, and we ignore tings we stare at every day. Like Henry David Thoreau said: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”.
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There are so much more to Spain than just sun and beaches, as you can see in this and other posts we’ve made about this versatile country. Here are some more photos from hugely amazing place called the Peaks of Europe and you can see Part I HERE
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The Peaks of Europe are a mountain range in Spain, situated at the junction between Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León, and are part of the larger Cantabrian Range stretching along northern part of the country from the Pyrenees in the east. If you happens to like mountainous landscape, you will be in heaven. Deep v-shaped valleys and steep mountainsides compete with each other for you attention. In between houses and villages appear, some abandoned many years or even centuries ago, in the most unexpected places. Where there are some green patches you will see cows and sheep grassing, and if you look closer, you will see some goats in the steeper parts.
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In Northern Spain, not too far from the French border and just outside the village of Zugarramurdi, Navarre, there is a cavern that has been used for pagan rituals for centuries and rumored to be a meeting place for witches and witchcraft. The rumors led to the Spanish Inquisition to investigate the area in the 17th century and one of the largest witch trials in the world unfold with more than 7000 cases being looked into, implicating more than 5000 named people of all ages, known as the Basque Witch Trial.
The caves themselves are relatively flat with opening in both ends, with a small stream running through, and are still being used to celebrate summer solstice in a mid-summer festival.
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Faro de Finisterre, means literally the lighthouse at the end of the earth. In Roman times it was considered to be the westernmost point on the Iberian Peninsula and the end of the known world. Later it has been discovered that the westernmost point of the Peninsula is in Portugal and the westernmost point on mainland Spain is slightly more to the north.
Cape Finisterre is also the final destination of the Camino de Santiago, where pilgrims from all over Europe has walked to the famous Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, where they believe the remains of Saint James are to this day.
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Faro del Cabo de Creus (Far de cap de Creus in Catalan) is located at the easternmost point on mainland Spain. The lighthouse is only 11 meters tall, but 87 meters above sea level. Next to the lighthouse, there is a restaurant. The view is spectacular and the weather was nice and warm when we visited the area in May.
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