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11 December: Top 3 oddest destinations in Norway
There are plenty of pretty sceneries to be seen in Norway. But if you want to experience something else – something on the odder side – then plot in these Top 3 odd destinations in Norway:
1. The Offerdal Tunnel
This is the world’s steepest road tunnel. Due to poor map data, half of the tunnel was blasted with a wrong climb. Hence, the other half had to be corrected to end at the right spot in the village Indre Ofredal. This meant to allow for 15.5% climb in the the tunnel. Enjoy!
2. The World’s Longest indoor wooden staircase
Visit Mår hydro power plant. Along the tubed water fall powering the plant, there is also built a separate wooden staircase encased in its own tube. The 3875 steps will have you going for a while, and the staircase is recognized as the world’s longest indoor wooden staircase.
3. Keiko’s Memorial Cairn
The star of the movie “Free Willy”, Keiko the Orca, became an overnight sensation. Scores of fans followed in his wake wherever he went. He ended up living in Taknes Bay – which is also where he one day caught pneumonia which led to his demise. He is buried (in lack of a better word) just a few meters from where he died, and you can even pay your respect to Keiko by adding your stone to the cairn nearby.
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