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We ♥ Norway

Hemsedal is a municipality in the county of Buskerud, Norway. Hemsedal is the second largest ski resort in Norway and has the largest number of millionaires per capita. The Norse form of the name was Hemsudalr. The first element is the genitive case of a rivername Hemsa (now Hemsil), the last element is dalr m 'valley, dale'.

 

Photo taken from our bungalow with a magnificient view on the Hydnefossen waterfall. Paragliding is a popular sport in Norway. In ridge soaring, pilots fly along the length of a ridge feature in the landscape, relying on the lift provided by the air which is forced up as it passes over the ridge.

 

Hemsedal is een gemeente in de Noorse provincie Buskerud. De gemeente telde 1909 inwoners. Paragliding wordt redelijk veel beoefend in Noorwegen. Het z.g. soaring is langs een berghelling vliegen en door de hellingstijgwind op dezelfde hoogte blijven, of zelfs hoger komen.

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Taken on February 13, 2008