Pics Northern Norway 2013

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I have divided our Norwegian trip into north and south, as we travelled over 3000 km from North Cape to Stavenger and that makes for a lot of photos. This section will cover our trip from our entry into to Norway near Karasjok as far south as Trondheim.  I hope you enjoy the album. If any one would like more information on any of the areas or subjects, I have many more photos and would be pleased to oblige.

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Border crossing from Finland to Norway

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The Tana River follows the border between Norway and Finland for 256 km.

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We stopped to photograph this view and

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Elisabeth noticed this nice quiet picnic place,

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with a really great view ,

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so we stayed for the night.

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11.30 pm 27.07.2013

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3.00 am 28.07.3013

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Elisabeth looked outside in the morning and surprised this fellow.

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Drying stock fish (Norwegian Cod)

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The road to the North Cape

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Reindeer sheltering from the heat of the day in the entrance to the tunnel. It was around 25° C

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The sight of someone going swimming was too much for Elisabeth

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She decided to give it a try,

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but she didn't stay in for long.

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The fresh water stream flowing into the bay was warmer than the Barent Sea.

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The start of the tunnel to the island of the North Cape. It is 6870 meters long and runs 212 meters below sea level.

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On the island.

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Another road hazard.

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Distance travelled from Romanshorn to North Cape.

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The artistic landmark on North Cape.

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Our parking place with a view of North Cape.

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North Cape, 300 meters high.

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Our motorhome is in the middle.

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Waiting for midnight.

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It was cooler outside.

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1 am on the 29th.The sun had hidden in clouds on the horizon at midnight.

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Post card

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A rare moment without crouds of people.

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12 midnight on the 29th, eventually clear weather.

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Midnight.

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We were much warmer than these tourists.

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Morning of the 30th.

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North Cape as it can be.

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More reindeer

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A river on the way to Alta

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With a fly fisher trying his luck.

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We settled for berries.

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Mmm!

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Looking North across Altafjord from the museum.

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Elisabeth with an audio guide at the Alta Museum

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Boardwalk, Alta Museum

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Rock etchings up to 7000 years old.

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Link to museum: http://www.alta.museum.no/sider/tekst.asp?side=24

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Brand new Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta, clad with titanium. The landscaping was not finished when we were there..

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Modern inside and out.

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We parked overnight at the museum and this was the view over the fjord.

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Langfjord looking West

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Langfjord

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Jøkelfjord with the calving Øksfjordjøkel glacier.

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View from our rolling home at Arctic Fjord Camping

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View from a high vantage point a bit further West.

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Note the Øksfjordjøkel glacier in the background.

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Further West on the E6 Looking over Lyngenfjord.

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Lyngen Fjord

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Crossing Lyngen Fjord from Olderdalen to Lyngseidet.

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We found tis nice quiet place 3 km West of Lyngseidet beside a fjord on the 91.

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Crossing the next fjord -

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to get to Tromsø.  Arctic Cathedral at Tromso

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Meeting Joruun and Henning in their new car, one hour old!

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Hürtigruten ship.

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Lunch aboard.

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View of the cathedral from the ship.

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Old part of Tromso

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Library Tromso

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Admiring the view from the small hill at the back of Joruun and Henning's house on Someroy Island.

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The view! This island was the inspiration for the cathedral in Tromso.

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Lokoing back to the house.

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Henning took us out to try for some Norwegian Cod

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with success.

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Elisabeth also tried -

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successfully.

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The bridge to the island of Someroy.

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Evening view from the bridge.

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10.37 pm

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11.20 pm.

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11.47 pm.

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This is cheating, as it was taken in the museum at Tromso, but the island is familiar.

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Sommeroy from the mainland late afternoon.

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The ferry we took to cross to Senja Island en route to the Westeralen.

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Birds eye view of our home.

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On Senja

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Very narrow roads,

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and nice beaches.

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Rugged coastlines.

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Thze next ferry from Gryllefjord on Senja to Andenes on Andoya Island.

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Andoya

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Hürtigruten Museum at Stokmarknes

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This is your captain speaking!

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Raft Sound, Lofoten

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Hürtigruten leaving Trollfjord.

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Austnessfjord

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Near Henningsvaer

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Henningsvaer harbour

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Cod drying

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Sorting dried cod

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More of Henningsvaer.

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Parked by the beach at Haukland

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Haukland beach.

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9.08 pm

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Tunnel through the hill to Uttakleiv

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The green dotted line 1, is the original trackfrom 1850, then they built the road 2 in 1947, before the tunnel 3.

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Uttakleiv beach

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The old road round the point, now a walking and biking track.

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Heading South through the Lofonens.

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Nussfjord

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Park place at Nussfjord.

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Nussfjord

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Hamnoy

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Reine

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Å

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Dried fish museum at Å

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Reine

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Back at Uttakleiv to overnight

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00.20, but the sun is behind the mountain.

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Viking festival at the Viking Museum in Borg

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Reconstructed Viking longhouse

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Old instruments, but no as old as the Vikings.

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Part of the Viking festival.

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Reconstructed viking boat,

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with willing crew.

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My last photo!!

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Our next overnight was by the beach at Borga Eggum

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Which had been a German radar station in the second world war.

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After this we took the ferry back to the mainland.

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This was arather impressive mountain on the road south.

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We then visited the Saltstraumen just South of Bodø.

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This is the bridge that spans the straight with the current.

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Currents with speeds of up to twenty knots,

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and huge whirlpools.

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Svartisen Glacier

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Fly Fishing World Championships at Mosjøen

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A big seat!

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Rapids in a river just south of Mosjøen

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Where we met Barbara again just by chance!

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One championship area,

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and a participant.

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Cathedral at Trondheim.

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View of Trondheim and fjord from Cathedral.

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Old wharf buildings from Cahedral.

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The hat trick.

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Old opening bridge.

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Prost

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