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here rises to the left. — 5 Kil. Fjesanger, on the Nordaasvand;
9 Kil. Nedsttun, near Midtunbro, which possesses some marble-
The train now turns suddenly to the N.E., enters the Lange-
dal, and passes through five tunnels, skirting the W. bank of the
Grimen - Vand and the Haukelands - Vand. 17 Kil. Haukeland-
Lone, at the N. end of the latter lake. 25 Kil. Arne, with a
church, at the S. end of the Arnefjord, a narrow branch of the
Serefjord. 29 Kil. Garnas, on the S0refjord,the S. bank of which
the train now follows. The construction of the railway here is
of considerable interest; no fewer than ten short tunnels are
traversed before the next station. The N. bank of the fjord is
formed by the island of Oster0.
40 Kil. (25 Engl. M.) Trengereide. The train passes through
two more tunnels and runs to the N. along the E. bank of the
fjord, affording a view of the Oster0. Beyond (51 Kil.) Vaxdal,
five tunnels are passed. At (60 Kil.) Stanghelle the train crosses
the Dalevaagen. Tunnel. Between (68 Kil.) Dale and the next
station nine tunnels are passed. The train now reaches the S.
bank of the Bolstadsfjord, an arm of the Osterfjord.
80 Kil. (50 Engl. M.) Bolstad (Inn), at the E. end of the fjord
of that name, almost entirely enclosed by rocky hills, is visited
several times weekly by the Bergen steamers. The train passes
through seven more tunnels, ascends the left bank of the Vosseelv,
which here forms several rapids, and then skirts the S. bank of the
Evangervand (26 ft.).
88 Kil. Evanger (Mme. Monsen's Inn, R. 1 kr J, at the head of
the lake of that name. To the S. towers the Myklethveiten (3753 ft.),
which may be ascended from Evanger in 2-3 hrs. and commands an
extensive view of the Hardanger. — Further on the train follows
the left bank of the Vosseelv, which expands at places till it looks
more like a lake than a river. Near (98 Kil.) Rekve it crosses the
Elv and then runs along the N. bank of the picturesque Vangs-
vand (120 ft.), to —
107 Kil. (65 Engl. M.) Vossevangen. — Hotels. "Fleischer's Hotel
and Station, on the bank of the lake, 5 min. to the W. of the village,
comfortable, R. 1 kr. 20 0., D. 2kr.; "Dykesten's Inn, in the village, un¬
Carriages. It is usual to engage carriages here for the whole route
to Eide or Gudvangen, as much time is otherwise lost in changing horses.
Vossevangen is charmingly situated at the E. end of the Vangs-
vand, and is admirably suited for a prolonged stay. It commands
a view to the S. of the lofty and imposing Graasiden (4250 ft.).
The stone Church, dating from the 13th cent., contains an ancient
altar-piece, several memorial tablets of the 17th and 18th cent.,
a candelabrum of 1733, and a Bible of 1589. (The 'Klokker', or
sacristan, lives in the house to the N.W.) L. Holberg, the Danish
poet, was tutor at the parsonage in 1702. The admirably cultivated