Beautiful valleys
 
    Sunndalen – wild and beautiful  
    From Gjøra, into the direction of Sunndalsøra the landscape changes dramatically. In Sunndalsøra the mountains rise up to 1884 meters in height, directly from the fjords surface. Much of the power derived from the tamed rivers is now used to provide the biggest aluminium plant in Europe with electricity. Leikvin Folk museum offers amongst other things a typical example of a farm and farmhouses in Sunndal area. And remember: The Right Honourable Mrs. Barbara Douglas Arbuthnotts' spirit still hovers over Leikvin and Elverhøy!  
    Mountain farming in Grøvudalen  
    Rich in lime, the mountain soil in Grøvudalen contributes to lush vegetation and an ecological powerhouse. Grøvudalen alone can sustain 150 grazing cattle and 1000 sheep. Hundreds of years of grazing have shaped the valley and given it an open and beautiful landscape. At Gammelsetra they still farm the traditional way, offering courses in mountain farming each summer. A portion of cold sour cream with sugar and "kavring", dried sweet bread, tastes wonderful after a couple of hours walk from Røymoen.  
    Aristocrats in Grødalen  
    Grødalen is one of the largest starting points for trekking and walking in Nordmøre. In 1876 Barbara Arbuthnott built her hunting lodge, Alfheim, in Scottish highland style on the shore of idyllic Fiskbuvatnet. Ethelbert Lort-Phillips constructed later Vangshaugen on the shore of the lake Storvatnet. Because of its breathtaking situation Vangshaugen is today the "flagship” amongst the tourist huts of the Kristiansund and Nordmøre Tourist Association. Grødalen is easily accessible by car and popular all year round.  
       
 
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