Back to the 26th of May 1908, a massive rock avalanche came racing down from the mountain "Keipen" in the north, blocking the Norangs-River, and with time flooding the valley and the village there so the people had to abandon the houses and evacuate the area for good.
Today, it's a very popular place for scuba diving, and snorkeling.
You can even see some of the ruins from the side of the road if you know where to look, but for for those who don't mind a little cold water, a scuba dive is to recommend for an all-in experience.
On a good day, 40'ish meter visibility easy!
Only a few meters below the surface the stunning clear blue water holds the remains of buildings, roads & fences, forrest and more.
All this being over 100 years old(!) absolutely makes it extra special.
Camera - Nikon D3200
Lens - Sigma 10mm Fisheye
Housing - Ikelite
Port - 8" Dome Port
Light - Single Archon D32VR (drowned during the dive...Still alive tho)
Software - Sony Vegas Pro 13
Depth - Max 9 Meters
Temperature - 3 degrees Celsius
Time - 64 Minutes
The Site / How to get there:
Depth - 0-15 meter approx.
Norangsdalen, Møre og Romsdal, Norway.
From Ålesund City (external link to map):