Close to our fabulous hotel was the ravine of Gudbrandsjuvet. The architects Jensen & Skodvin (they seem to do everything around there) have created a fabulous viewing platform and stunning café on a particularly lovely site. Their modern architecture seems like it should be out of place nestled in the green, but it seems to blend in perfectly. Their use of glass and cement and absolutely no colour (except for their colour-pop bathrooms- a trademark, perhaps?) really lets the nature do all the talking- until you go inside and marvel at the design.The viewing platform is great too, with grills in the floor so you can see the terrifying water rushing by below you, and specially-designed handrails that let you safely lean right out over the waterfalls. Shudder.
We ate our packed lunch a safe distance from the dangerous water, perched on rocks in the sun. Unfortunately our Kvikk Lunsj (basically a Kit Kat but infinitely more fun to say) was all melty from the heat, but after dipping it in the freezing water, it was good as new! Ninjanuity.