Sognefjellet

Sognefjellet is a mountain pass – the highest in Northern Europe – between Sognefjorden and Lom, in Norway. You can use the Tourist Route 55 and indulge in wild towering mountains of Jutunheimen Nasjonallpark and open views, where you basically go from sea level to the roof of Norway in 30 minutes driving.

Along the road there are several places that you may stop and enjoy the view while eat or drink something you brought with you. You can also go for a walk, since the terrain around is of easy access.

We think Sogn of Fjordane is one of the most beautiful ‘fylke’ in Norway, due to its dramatic nature and adventurous narrow roads.

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And this is one of our favorite views, also very iconic, rock like claws formation.

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This region is full of glaciers, lakes and pools which are uncovered during the summer, so we can study their features. These shots were all taken during mid/late Summer, some years ago.

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Above, Fenaråken Glacier, from distance.

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Deer

We are not animal photographers, but sometimes, nature has gifted us with some fun, great opportunities to capture wildlife like this. Here you see a few shots of deer we have taken on different occasions – all of them in Hemne/Aure in Mid-Norway.

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The shots above are from a mid-Summer trip. This below is late winter/early Spring.

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These last ones maybe taken on Autumn… or Spring. Nam! Someone is having a lunch! 🙂

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Nidarosdomen or Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway

On our previous post, we have shared photos we took from Trondheim, about 10 years ago. It’s impossible not to celebrate the beautiful Nidarosdomen or Nidaros cathedral as one of the most iconic landmarks, if not the most iconic landmark in that small city. These are equally old shots, where you can see different parts of this amazing work of art. The site of this cathedral has 1000 years of history. Learn more about it HERE.

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Trondheim

About 10 years ago we took a day to walk through Trondheim, about one hour by car from where we live. Like many other cities, it is cut by a river, Nidelva. The third biggest city in Norway, with almost 200.000 inhabitants. Established by  Olav Trygvason over a thousand year ago.

Below, you see a few shots we have taken back then. We start with Nidarosdomen, or The Nidaros cathedral, which was being repaired at that time.

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Right around the cathedral, there’s the Erkebispegården, a historical museum, which like the Cathedral, was burnt and restored.

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Under NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Gløshaugen campus in the city.

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Bakklandet area, another view over Nidarelva.

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This tower is a restaurant, called Tyholt Tårnet with a spinning restaurant Egon Tårnet. A popular place to eat.

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This is the Munkholmen island, in Trondheim’s fjord. It served multiple purposes over the years. According to Wikipedia: “The islet has served as a place of execution, a monastery, a fortress, prison, and a World War II anti-aircraft gun station.

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And to close the post, flowers on the doorsteps of a pastel pink house.

This is not a travel blog, and we don’t have any affiliation with the services on the links we shared. We just wanted this brief information to help you, if you decide to visit Trondheim.

Fascinating ice crystals at Neshaugen

Ten years ago, on a beautiful sunny morning, we went for a walk at Neshaugen, a small place in Hemne. Our neighbour village today, it was the place where Ove grew up.

There is a river where Ove walked to make these beautiful ice crystals shots – I stayed at the margin, since I wasn’t using proper shoes to walk on ice.

They grow, very much as a living organism and look like flowers and feathers spread on the frozen river.

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The crystals hanging from the branch, as if part of the plant.

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They sparkle beautifully under the sun.

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Flowers and Frost

Late summer, early Autumn last year (2016), sometime around  I looked by the window and saw a great opportunity on what became a beautiful sunny day. A thin layer of frost covered the landscape and marked the end of the flowers in our garden.

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Above, my favourite shot of that little session.

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There is something melancholic, yet beautiful in the decay of the flowers. The frost does the magic. I need to say no more.

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Below, the neighbour field.

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And here a close-up on the grass near our entrance.

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Vuttudal

What better place to start than home?
May this be the first of many posts showing our photographic adventures!

These first shots you see are taken literally around our house, in Vuttudal, a small, beautiful valley in Snillfjord, mid-Norway. They were taken just a few days ago,  between 10 and 10:30 in the morning, when it started to get light outside – or the beginning of our short winter day.

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The tree above had its top torn and carried away by a storm last year.

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Bellow, a few shots from a sunny day, Easter 2015, beginning of April. Wherever we look, we see mountains!

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