About 50km south from Røros we stopped for a short while in Tynset. It's a small town, and that's about all that can be said about it, but I'll try.
Tynset, like Røros, lies in the coldest area of Norway and in winter the temperature regularly drops below -30C, and in fact the mean annual temperature for Tynset is 0C. The record low was -46.6C, on 1st February 1912, and the record high was +31.3C, on 27th July 2008. That's some range of temperature.
Although the area around the town is reasonably nice, the town itself has few endearing features, apart from a Vinmonopolet (Liquor store), and this nice bridge, the main support arches of which are wood.
So quickly leaving Tynset behind we headed south. Still in the uplands, about 500m above sea level, the mountains fail to be as impressive as the coastal peaks, but this one called Tron, which rises to 1666 metres was reasonable. There is actually a road to the top of it, and I'd expect the view would be great on a clear day. Maybe sometime I'll get up there.
Fokstua Fjellstuga, a hotel situated on moorland 980m above sea level.
Here's a panorama of the area, with Dombås to the left and the valley west through Lesja to the right.
That was Thursday, and the car hasn't moved since. I've driven over 5000km in the last 2 months, so both me and Honey the Honda need a rest.
Yun's aa fir enoo
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
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