My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology


2.2.12
  Along the Coast of Norway - North of the Polar Circle

Now winter - at least the Russian 'Little Daddy Frost' if not the snow - has finally reached Germany, more photos of snow and cold will be fitting. Follow me on the second part of a tour along the coast of Norway.

Patchwork

So here we go with some more photos from the Hurtigruten Tour.

The Richard With in Honningsvåg

I picked some with more snow as theme for this post.

A chain of mountains

And then found a lot of those in my files. *grin*

Blue Hour

This is the most lovely time of the day, though the weather needs to be not too cloudy for this particular light to appear.

Reindeer

The big herds of those are further inland, but you can spot the occasional cutie on a private grazing.

Snow covered mountains near Hammerfest

If we get more winters with so little snow, I'll move to Norway. ;-)

Mountains in the sunshine on the Vesterålen

Yes, there were some sunny days, or at least hours, too, and a 'wine dark sea', as the Greek say.

Another view of the Vesterålen landscape

This one was taken out of the bus window during a tour of the island.

A storm comes up

And here we go again; the clouds playing drama queen.

A glimpse of blue sky

And a few hours later, they look like the proverbial puppy that hasn't done anything. ;)

Another Blue Hour, muted version

There will hopefully more sea-and-land photos this year, from a different sea - the Baltic. I've been looking into cruises there.

Sunset with fishing boat

A Viking ship would have been even more atmospheric, but those are rare nowadays.
 
Comments:
Gorgeous photos ! :D
Jenny
 
Beautiful pictures!
 
What a splendid reindeer! That winter coat looks as thick as a bear's fur (I suppose it would need to be). I've seen reindeer disappearing over the far horizon, and seen a few in summer high on the Cairngorm plateau in Scotland; never seen one close up.
 
All I can say is, brrrr! :) Love the reindeer!
 
It sure does look cold over there. Thanks for the reindeer to break up the chill. :)
 
I don't know which makes me more jealous: the snow or the mountains. Hope you're staying warm. :)
 
Thank you, everyone.

Yes, the reindeer looked very fluffy-furred and warm. :) Though they didn't come close enough to be petted.
 
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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