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.
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.
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….
It was just another wet spring morning today.
The spring is lazy. Like I see on other pictures, in continental Europe is already spring time. Here in west Scandinavia is different. The beginning was snowy. Almost whole winter was without snow, the spring comes with some. Rainy, cloudy, snowy. The nature around slowly changing the colors.
Today`s morning was foggy. Because I like taking pictures in the foggy time, I was take some walk around Storavatnet lake. Silent around. Only the water drops falling down. Nice scenery to begin the new photographic season. Another wet spring morning.
Probably like everyone else, on the beginning I took pictures like crazy. I photographed everything around. My hard disc space was full of RAW file never used. So, this winter time I reserved time for myself to browse it all and delete almost everything. Difficult decision. Now I have a lot of space for the new pictures. And now I try to take a look around and find the best moment and best view and take just one or two pictures instead 20 or 30.
And here is one from this morning. I like the stone in the foreground, and the fog in background. I hope You will like it too.
Have a nice time, tomorrow is Monday again…
Lodalen second step.
Yesterday I used the name Loedalen, it is probably also good. But like I watch today on the map, the name is Lodalen. The water on the picture it is Lovatnet lake with amazing emerald color. It is not crystal, rather looking little bit turbid. This is because melting glacier include the rock dust and lot of clay. Water from melting glacier flow down to the lake and give this amazing color. It looks like a little turbid but is clean with lot of fishes. Fishing in this lake is free. This place is too beautiful to be true. Around the lake is few places for free camping, and I saw many people on it.
The surrounding mountains looks beautifully green, the temperature is pretty nice inside the valley but the mountains top is covered by glaciers. Bødalsbreen, Kjenndal, Brenndalsbreen and Briksdal + all four glaciers are the part of Jestedalsbreen National Park, the home of biggest glaciers area in Europe. It is beautiful, but the glaciers are retreating. It is sad to see signs how far in the last 200 years…
Visiting Old Stavanger
In the pouring rain, early in the morning. I spent there around 1,5 – 2 hours, early in the morning between 6 – 8 am. The city was empty on this time. It was a holiday time and many inhabitants left the city. Quiet and nice place. I like walk alone through the narrow streets, I like empty streets atmosphere. Only the rain was the problem. After visiting and climbing Preikestolen late in the evening yesterday, I wanted to be back home this evening. It is long way between Stavanger and Bergen with few ferry`s, but I wated to drive back the old road through the Rogaland county. The road 13 is even longer, but including only one ferry and runs through the nice small places.
About Stavanger. I think I like this city. It is completely different like Bergen. It is and it looks like industrial city, where the big company`s have their offices. This is the Oil and Gas center. Big harbor, much bigger then in Bergen. The big cruise ships moored exactly in the city center. The Old Stavanger is small area, I thought it will be bigger, but it is only three streets. With some surprise in the middle (I will present it tomorrow). The real city center, with all the shops, bar and restaurant is so nice and colorful, and it is the place I like a lot. Good and rich city.
If You want more from Stavanger, here is the specialist, my fellow blogger from this city: http://stavangerdailyphotobygw.blogspot.no/
Like I wrote, weather was so bad, than the pictures are not so nice. Just some shots.
Heidal. Driving along many roads, let me discover many nice places.
This is another place I discover driving back from my Lofoten journey this year. When I drive for the long distance, the mobil phone maps always show me two or three alternative ways. I do not like driving the same ways always. Than I try to choose some alternative. And it let me to discover and view many nice places. Heidal. Some small place along the road 257 and the river Sjoa. This is known touristic town, but probably most known from the Wooden Church. Heidal Kirke. For those who want to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidal
Some picture I taken out and inside. Enjoy and have a good evening.