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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.



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.


The Lyngen Alps

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 07/27/2022 - 17:48

When we arrived from Alta, the Lyngen Alps offered us a wonderful panorama with the best light conditions. We had again rented his accommodation "Aurora Dreams" from Frank, where we had already spent Christmas and New Year 2021/2022. At the turn of the year we found ideal conditions to photograph the polar and northern lights. Now we were hoping to photograph the midnight sun over the Ullsfjord.



Ceavccageađge - 8.000 B.C.

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 13:11

One of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the Nordic countries is at Ceavccageađge (Mortensnes in Norwegian) in Varanger. Ten thousand years as a meeting place for hunters, fishermen and traders have left traces of settlements in the landscape, some monumental but many often small and easily overlooked. A cairn is not always just a cairn.


Ålsjön nature reserve

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 06/20/2022 - 16:58

On our 2022 tour of Sweden, we stopped for two nights at Norrfly Herrgård, a villa by Bollnäs Golf Club, to visit Ålsjön nature reserve, among other things. Here we wanted to photograph horned grebes and were surprised to get a magnificent couple in front of the lens after only a few meters on the paths along the lakes. Ålsjön also has observation towers from which you can get a good view of the lakes and see many birds. To get to the top floor of the towers you must not be overweight, the stairwell is very narrow.


Marla in the Cirque de Mafate

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 13:55

Early in the morning we left La Nouvelle for Marla (1629 m). We wanted to spend the second night in the Mafate in the secluded mountain village. Again, the path was fantastic. It went up and down, along streams and partly through forests. Seeing the massive caldera under a blue sky was impressive, especially as we had had few distant views as we made our way through the cloud forests off La Nouvelle.