To photograph around the Northern Cape, the season of mid-May 2022 was ideal. Although weather reports had just recently been reported of meter-high snowfall, but on our approach the last kilometers were cleared and we could easily reach the top of the North Cape without snow chains. There were still no car traffic jam of mobile homes, which occasionally flooded the driveway and parking lots during the season, and we could almost photograph and enjoy the monuments and magnificent views.
At the furthest point of the Lyngen Alps, where the Barents Sea, Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord meet, the Lyngstuva lighthouse on Sørklubben guards the shipping lanes. The scramble up to the lighthouse is rewarded with a fantastic view.
The wonderful scenic route across the Valdresflye plateau is one of the 18 Norwegian Tourist Routes, which are maintained by the Norwegian State Roads Administration especially for tourism because of their picturesque landscape. There are parking and rest areas along the route and there are also vantage points at particularly impressive points.
The maritime atmosphere and the Skagerrak were taken as a model for the undulating roof of Kristiansand's Kilden Theater, which also serves as a concert hall. The building integrates perfectly into its surroundings and at the same time becomes a statement of modern architecture.
Strolling through the city you will discover many interesting buildings, even the McDonald's fast food restaurant is housed in an extraordinary, almost monumental palace. Four pillars with an antique look at the entrance separate you from the profane burger - if you like it.
When it gets dark at the harbor in Kristiansand, you probably shouldn't go through this narrow passage. Who knows what the harbor ghost will do to the inattentive pedestrians there?
Mintstreetart has created a successful work of art that interacts with the environment in a fun way.
There is even more successful street art to discover at the harbor and the fast moose at least doesn't scare you :-)
The archipelago of Norway at the Skagerrak form a very relaxed landscape. The glaciers have not only smoothed the original rocks here, but also produced a special feature - large "Potholes (Jettegryte)" with circular, reflective water surfaces.
In Rjukan, everything revolves around electricity, just as we like it :-) The Vemork hydroelectric power station, built in 1911, was the largest in the world at the time and right in town you can see the Såheim hydroelectric power station today.
The Gaustabanen take you up the 1,900 meter high Gaustatoppen. We are lucky, the railways and access have just started seasonal operation and our summit ascent leads first over serpentines to 1170 m, then with railway 1 horizontally 850 meters into the mountain and from there with a funicular at 39° 1050 m wide and 850 meters high.
Small roads lead from the Lyngenfjord to Narvik, the Norwegian port city between mountains and fjords. The Lyngenfjord bids us farewell with grandiose cloud formations and the mood lighting conjures up an unusually menacing atmosphere over the Lyngen Alps.
In Narvik we moved into the Scandic Hotel - a good choice, because we got a room on an upper floor as requested and looked forward to the panoramic view of the harbor facilities we had been hoping for.
On the western side of the Lyngen Alps there is a bay called Sør-Lenangen in front of the village of the same name. On the headland opposite is the village of Lenangsøyra, which is also part of Lyngen Municipality in Troms. If you walk north along the headland along the coast, you will reach a spectacular coastal landscape with craggy rocks and individual rock figures that appear so artistically carved by wind and weather that the locals have even given them names at their tip (Nesodden).