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River Driva Enters Mågålaupet

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The Driva river runs through Sør-Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal counties in Norway. The headwaters lie in the Dovrefjell mountains in the south, from where it flows northward, downw through the valley Drivdalen to the municipality of Oppdal. In Oppdal is turns westward down Sunndalen walley to the Sunndalsfjord at Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal.

The descent through Drivdalen to Oppdal cascades swiftly down a confined course. At Magalaupet (approx. 10 km south of Oppdal) it is so narrow that it is possible to jump across - if you are a good jumper! If you miss the landing or jump to short, the resulting bath in the river is almost certainly fatal.

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A: River Driva Enters Mågålaupet

de Ronald Tichelaar, la mai putin de 10 metri

The Driva river runs through Sør-Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal counties in Norway. The headwaters lie...

River Driva Enters Mågålaupet

B: The Narrow Gorge of Mågålaupet

de Ronald Tichelaar, la distanta de 20 metri

Looking over the edge into the narrow gorge of Mågålaupet. Only 10 Meters downriver the whole river D...

The Narrow Gorge of Mågålaupet

C: River Driva reappears at Mågålaupet

de Ronald Tichelaar, la distanta de 70 metri

The river Driva reappears from under the rocks at Mågålaupet. Fifty meters upriver the whole river en...

River Driva reappears at Mågålaupet

D: Drivstoggo Historic Farm

de Ronald Tichelaar, la 8.0 km distanta

Drivstoggo Historic Farm

E: Vårstigen

de Ronald Tichelaar, la 20.5 km distanta

Vårstigen or the old royal road is located in the Valley between Oppdal and Dombås. The calcareous an...

Vårstigen

F: Crossing Urdvassbekken

de Ronald Tichelaar, la 20.7 km distanta

Crossing Urdvassbekken

G: Gjevilvatnet

de Ronald Tichelaar, la 20.9 km distanta

Gjevilvatnet is a lake in the municipality Oppdal in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. It lies in the mountain r...

Gjevilvatnet

H: Kongsvoll Fjellstue

de Ronald Tichelaar, la 21.9 km distanta

Kongsvoll Fjellstue

I: Hytte2

de Thor Nielsen, la 42.0 km distanta

Hytte2

J: Hytte3

de Thor Nielsen, la 42.0 km distanta

Hytte3

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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