In 1908, a landslide in Western Norway blocked off a waterway, which resulted in the flooding of large swaths of farmland and a village that stood in the valley below. Over a hundred years later, that flooded valley is now a lake (Lygnstøylsvatnet) and the remains of the village still stand. For me, as a #NaturallyCurious traveler, this lake presented the perfect way to literally dive back into history. All I needed to explore this village, frozen in time, was some scuba gear and a sense of adventure. Want to get a sense of what you’d discover if you visited? Here are some pictures I posted about my experience.
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But of course the outdoor adventures don’t stop with this dive. Norway is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Consider taking a multi-day trek through the mountains to the Besseggen Ridge. You can even spend the night in a series of cabins along the way. Another idea? Find a foraging guide and go on a hike to search for wild mushrooms, berries, and herbs.