Norway

Leviathan in Ultima Thule

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 16:54
If you reach the end of the European route E 75 in Vardø on the polar sea coast, you have arrived at the easternmost point of Norway. The city is located on the small island of Vardøya in the Barents Sea and is connected to the mainland by a tunnel. If you start your tripp in Vadsø, the E75 first leads you through small fishing villages such as Kallijoki and Kiberg, which attract attention from afar with their beautiful colorful houses.
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The Northern Cape in Norway

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Tue, 09/06/2022 - 13:28

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.

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Mountain plateau Valdresflye

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 09/04/2022 - 19:20

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.

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Kristiansand

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:39

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.

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The Harbor Ghost

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:03

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 :-)

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Hydroelectric power in Rjukan

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 08/07/2022 - 19:49

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.

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Narvik

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 08/05/2022 - 13:43

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.

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Midnight sun

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 07/31/2022 - 16:18

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).

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