© Photo by ystenes
Taken3 years ago
Sykkylven is a municipality of 8000+ inhabitants south of Ålesund on the Norwegian west coast. The main income is furniture productions, Ekornes is the largest producer in Norway and well known all over the world.
But what you will notice when you come to Sykkylven is not the industry, but the beauty of the nature and the mountains in particular. These mountains are among the most alpine mountains in Norway, and reach heights of 1300 to 1600 m.
The photo shows Aure, the center of Sykkylven, seen from the marina.
The dominating mountain in the background is Trollkyrkja. Left of the center is Råna, the highest mountain on the photo. They are both a part of Sunnmørsalpane, and specifically the area called Rånahalvøya, "The Råna Peninsula", which is known for its many peaks and several small glaciers. Three of the minor glaciers can bee seen here: Ljosåbreen on Trollkyrkja and Blåbreen ("Blue glacier") on the mountainside just below Råna on the picture. In the background to the left is a part of the somewhat larger glacier in the Regndalen valley.
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