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29 Jul 2018
Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park

Vacation 2018

It was busy vacation this year. Many long and short trips. Big part to the north direction, including Molde and Atlantic Ocean Road. Second part, much shorter to the south of Bergen. Trip around Lysefjorden including Preikestolen and Lysebotn. And finally the third part, just one day trip to Juklavatnet with nice view to Folgefonna Glacier. I am so glad, and I have a lot nice pictures to upload for the rest of this year.

Jostedalsbreen Nationa Park

It was the first step of my longest trip. I visited small part of this nice place last year. It was only the Nigardsbreen. Place permanently occupied by tourists. Crazy, for someone like me, who like to be in quiet habitat, close to the nature. Jostedalsbreen National Park is not only the one, and most popular glacier. The maps showed many possibilities to reach. If the Nigardsbreen attracts hundreds tourists every day, the beautiful post glacier lake Styggevatnet attract just few. The distance between this places is aroun 24 kilometers, by the good road through the valley. For me was not enough to take walk on damn and back, I was walking round the lake, almost to the glacier. Difficult, but amazing walk.  Close to the post glacier nature and in silent. The only sound was wind and water flowing from melting snow and ice. I spent in this place two days with big satisfaction about everything I saw. If someone will be close to this place, I recommend to visit. Below I present for You, just few pictures I taken in this place and close around. Enjoy and have fun.

Places like this, close to the big tourist attraction and visited by few is much more in Norway. Later I will write about some other.

Jostedalsbreen National Park

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16 May 2018
Gratulerer Med Dagen, Norge

Gratulerer Med Dagen, Norge

Gratulerer Med Dagen, Norge

Tomorrow is the Norway National Day, so I wish all Norwegian and Norway Lovers a really nice day and good celebration time. Gratulerer Med Dagen, Norge

Today`s picture I present in this post was taken on my last trip. It was Utladalen in Øvre Årdal. Beautiful place where everybody will find something exciting. The whole valley including four big waterfalls and few small even without names. The most interesting point is the Vettisfossen. This is the farthest point on the long walking path, and the path is long. it is almost 7,5 kilometers. The last 1,5 kilometers is really difficult, but worth to walk. Along whole valley flows the river Utla. Now in spring season is very strong but beauty with the aquamarine water color.

Vettisfossen is one of the tallest Norwegian waterfall. 275 meters. And is one of the most beautiful waterfall. Last year I visited this place also, but on the crossroad I chose the path to the top of this waterfall. So strong and difficult, also interesting, but it is so dangerous to watch the waterfall from this point. Not easy to see it whole. This time I chose the path to the bottom. And it was amazing experience.The power of spring water even does not let me to come closer. Below this post I put the short movie taken in the closer point. It let you to feel the power.

If you have possibilities to travel across Norway, remember to put this place to your destinations. Utladalen, Øvre Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane county. It is along the Road number 53, close to the Road number 5. Have a good trip.

 

02 Apr 2018

Time to write something

It is really good time to write something

Long, long time since the last post. So now we have spring time. Nice that is still little frost in the night time, so the snow does not melt so fast. Even with this, everything looks like the flood will come soon. Too much snow in the mountains. Dangerous situation. Anyway, I hope to enjoy the mountains soon and watch whole the water flowing down. This is always spectacular.

Before and during the Easter time we have had a nice sunny weather in Bergen. Some shots you may see below. Really nice to walk through my city again and see all the beauty around. Almost whole people went to the mountains for the Easter. Quiet and nice in the city. Lazy time. It was attractive to visit some places I do not see often. And now when I have this nice, light-full pictures is time to write something and show you it.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of you, who is still with me. I know, I am now so irregular. So glad to see you here. When the summer time comes finally, I promise to show You some spectacular and awesome places. I already have two good locations for the trips. Stay with me…

31 Dec 2017
Last trip 2017

Last trip 2017

It was my last trip 2017

Not so far, just 100 kilometers. Voss. Small nice placed town in Hordaland. But because it is hundred kilometers from the seaside the kind of weather is different. Much more snow than in Bergen. And of course the tree I like.

2017 is over now. I was not so active during this year, and I do not think it will change in 2018. I plan another visit in the North Norway. Destination Senja. And like always many small trips around.

In 2018 I wish myself to get more time for my photographic passion. I hope to sell some pictures.

For You all, my friend, I think You know better what do You want in the New Year, so I wish you all fulfillment of your dreams. See You in the New Year….

 

19 Sep 2017

Second mountain lake

Today the second mountain lake.

Straight between, is the highest placed from the three lakes. Surrounded by not so high hills colored by early autumn. This is picture taken from the road small park place. Best place to do some picnic. Chicken from disposable grill taste so, so good in the place like this. Little bit cold, even in the sunny day. I do not know how high I am now, but with the stains of last year snow, I think it is high. The second mountain lake, Skjerjavatnet. Probably like I saw it on the map is biggest then the two other. Is so long, and on the picture is not visible how high it is. I was not ready to take walk. I never take walk in the terrain I do not know. This could be dangerous sometimes. Maybe next time, when I find where the walking path lead, I will try some walk. There is many sources in internet to find even the small walking path along Norway.

Second mountain lake

The second mountain lake, Skjerjavatnet.

05 Sep 2017

Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour

Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour.

Because in autumn time this is the most beautiful place round Bergen, I visited it again. The first visit, it was just a drive along the small river Storelvi. The second one, last year, I explored the part between Nesheim and Gullbrå, with long walk to the mountain lake Grøndalsvatnet. This year I explored the last part of this beauty valley from Nesheim to the big mountain lake Holskarvatnet. I did not tried it before, because it looks like a closed road. But it is not. This is the Technical gravel road which was used to build new dams and make the lakes bigger. I love technical roads. At the beginning is some sort of road signs which show how dangerous is driving this road. Love it. The road lead along three big mountain lakes with crystal clean water from the snow. Water color is indescribable. You will see it later after some edition. Today I will present some view from the dam on the first lake. This is why I love this place and probably many other places on he mountain in autumn time. Beautiful almost summer day, blue sky, sun and the natural autumn colors around me. And silence. Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour.

Many of You know, but I will write it again… I think Norway is the most beautiful place in whole world.

Like you may see it in the previous posts below it is really beauty valley with many different types of landscape. So, time for today`s picture. Autumn natural beauty. Eksingedalen again

Eksingedalen again

My previous post from this valley:

Next step inside Eksingedalen

Road to Eksingedalen

Underwater grass, Eksingedalen

 

 

30 Aug 2017

Night on glacier

Incredible night on glacier.

Because the weather in Norway now, is similar to summer I was take some free days and small trip to Sognefjord area. Much more from my trip I will present later in the single posts from each places I visited. Today I want to present and describe my experience with another one glacier. After crossing the amazing Sognefjellet road I drove down the road 55 and finally stop in Gaupne. Early evening and nothing special to do, has caused me to look around. So, I found the road sign with direction to the Nigardsbreen glacier. Why not.

I reached it around 8.00 pm. Like you may see it on the picture below it was a sunset time. White rocks around, blue ice on glacier and the sunset. Sounds like a dream, and it was like a dream for me. Because I reached this place at this time, nobody was there. Any tourists and any handling crew. Completely alone I was take a long walk to the glacier and a little on the glacier. I know it is dangerous to be on a melting glacier, but it was a first possibility for me to be so close with millions years old ice. Nice to touch something that old. It was incredible night on glacier.

Like I read later there is few more glaciers around in this valley, and I save this place on my private map for to visit it again.

Morning time was incredible cold and wet. Whole valley was in the shadow and the river Jostedøla (which rolling the ice cold water from the glaciers around) keeps the temperature around 5 degrees. Later when the sun will rise is much better.

Night on glacier

02 Jul 2017

Heaven – Breathtaking place.

Heaven is so close. This one is in Balestrand.

My private list of breathtaking places in Norway always expands. Another one place from trip through the Balestrand area. View point on the road 13, Gaularfjellet. It have no sense to write something about this view. There is no words to describe it. For me it is one of the most incredible view. I visited many places, from Lofoten through the Geiranger and Loen/Olden valleys and of course Aurland, but this on delighted me. The rest you may see on the picture below. Heaven

Something else for everyone who explore Norway by car. This is untruth that the most amazing road to drive through is the Trolstingen. Believe me. The last four years I drove through the almost every possible and impossible roads, mostly in Hordaland. Trollstingen looks nice in the touristic folder only because someone promote it. On this picture below you see the crazy part of the road 13 in Balestrand. Looks similar, but for me is much better and much more crazy. Drivers heaven – So if you plan to visit this part of Norway it is absolutely must drive.

And so, now we have a vacation time. After the last year trip along Norway, this summer I will spend in Germany. I hope to see many nice places. I will explore the south west part. See you on the road, and have a good vacation too.

Heaven

04 Jun 2017

Long one day trip. June in Balestrand

It was long one day trip to Balestrand

So, this is June in Balestrand. Hard to believe. Two times through the road number 13 I had a chance to enjoy snow. Once in Balestrtrand, which you may see on the picture, second time after crossing Sognefjord between Vikøy and Myrkdalen. I have never been there before, and it was good time to explore this part. I think I have to try once more in the summer time, but for more than only one day. Crazy drive. Long one day trip, 460 kilometers, mostly driving, with short breaks just for to take some photo. From morning to evening. But I love it. The scene on the picture is probably very popular scene and many people stop here. This is Nystølvatnet and now in the beginning of June is still frozen.

The touristic season in Norway is already start. Through the road I met many cars from Deutschland and Netherlands. Probably most of them is driving to the North part. Campers rules on the roads to North. I would like some day to drive the same road slowly, without time limit.

Have nice time and enjoy the June view from Balestrand.

Long one day trip

22 Nov 2016

Road across mountains

This is what my eyes love, road across mountains

This is always amazing to be in the place like this one. Especially if someone love mountains like me. Norway is so difficult terrain. Without bridges and tunnels, and the mountains roads was so difficult to move across this country. It is still many places so difficult to reach. Roads up and down is so crazy, but driving many kilometres on top is amazing. With all the view on every direction, with the view which change after all curves. Feeling yourself somewhere between the earth and heaven. Driving in the autumn season have a additional spectacular attraction, the colours. Mountains are overgrown by the mosses, heather’s and special kind of grass. And it all changing the colours to brown yellow carpet. It is like invitation to take a long walk. Looks beautiful but is dangerous. Better is to walk along the paths. All the plants hold the water, sometimes deep and sometimes slushy. Enjoy with me the road across mountains. This is the road number 13 between Myrkdalen and Vikøy.

Road across mountains