Scandi Update – Norway part 2

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It’s been about 5 days since I left Norway and now cruising around Sweden. Definitely very different landscape but still beautiful.  As I mentioned in the last blog update on Norway, the beauty of Norway is non-stop. It really just kept coming, even as I went further north.  I left the green fjord land (click on images for larger view, if you look in 3rd picture you can see kayaker)

 

fjord2 cloudsfjord 

and headed North.  Along the way I passed beautiful mountain streams,

stream

 

 

a final glacier which I called Number 9

 

number-9

 

and the Torghatten Hole (click on the image for a larger view to get the perspective of the size of this hole, if you look in the center, you can see the islands in the background and if you really look, you can see a couple of people standing there.)

 

hole

 

Travel involved riding on a lot of Ferry boats and I think I spotted Loch Ness on summer vaction.

porp

Norway is famous for their very old churches. I really liked this one with the cloud structure behind it.

church

Lastly, I reached the Arctic circle arriving around 10 pm, just in time for the sunset.  While the guide book talked down this place because of the commercial visitors center, I really got a kick out of it. There are thousands of cairns on the hills behind the center where people leave their marks and a lot of notes. Very fun place to walk around.

cairns

And one final beautiful sunset at the Arctic Circle, 10 before leaving this beautiful country.

arctic-circ-sunset

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  • Murf

    Love that last sunset!!! You need to upload more pix to your gallery!!!

    • laurentfox

      Pablo,
      Will do, still sorting out all the methods since this is the first trial run.

  • Community Chest

    Beautiful pictures amigo

    • laurentfox

      Gracias bella!

  • Gina Auer

    WOW – just stunning pictures, I particularly love the church! Travel safe, and I’ll keep watching!

  • http://Facebok Ashok Patel

    Hei Laurent,
    I have enjoyed looking at you fantastisc photos.
    Bob voyage in Sweden.
    Hasers also in Sweden, can send you e mais if you wish.
    Regards,
    Ashok Patel, (Cet) Bergen H3

    • laurentfox

      Thanks CET! Had a good time running with Stockholm (both Absolut and Underground). Great trails. Wednesday I will do a prelube run with Ludvika and then on to Eurohash. On On, Laurent

  • Judith A. Simon

    Your pictures are magnificent ……
    I have met Dee Ann through her sister Heidi and she shared some of your photo’s.
    She heard that I love photography and so she showed me some of yours…
    They are really wonderful….
    There is a trip coming up in 2014 to Norway, now I’m sure I want to go there…
    Keep up the great photo’s and be very safe on your journey.

    Judy Simon

    • laurentfox

      Thanks for the nice comments Judy! Norway was really one of the most beautiful places I have ever travelled to. It seemed something incredible kept popping up after each bend in the road. Definitely recommend taking that trip in 2014. Take care! Laurent

  • http://laurentfox.com Mary Fox

    I love them all, Laurent! Keep the pictures and blog comin’!

    Love, Mary Ellen

    P. S. How about a game of dominoes?

    • laurentfox

      Thanks very much Mary Ellen, I appreciate it. Hmmm, dominoes…..need to get warmed up on that….how about a game of Petanque instead?! Love Laurent