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 Ridderspranget

Ridderspranget is a "Gjel" (place) in the river Sjoa. It is formed by the River has gnawed deep into the bedrock, so that erosion has only occurred in the river bottom.

"Gjelet" is named after a legend about Sigvat Leirholar, one of the king´s advisers, who received a letter from a beautiful girl who would marry the knight Eldjarn. The girl would not marry, and Sigvat decided to free her. He rode to Eldjarn farm and picked the girl. Eldjarn chased after them, but had to give up when Sigvat jump Sjoa namely "Ridderspranget".

Ridderspranget is easy to get to, with a driveable road which turns off road 51, 5 km south of Randsverk. From the car park it is only a short walk to the gorge. Please don´t try to jump across the gorge. It is highly dangerous!


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