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.
This year we have an abnormal winter here on the west cost of Norway.
It is an abnormal long winter period with over two times more snow. Crazy for some who do not like winter. It is strongly recommended to drive only the main roads. Days are longer, but still to short for some long trips. Mountains are dangerous in this time.
So, I even do not try any trips. Last week I tried o visit Modalen, but everything was closed and so much snow everywhere. Even the beautiful waterfalls was frozen. I took only few pictures, bad pictures. I hope the winter period will finish soon. This is the only reason why I do not post anything since the last trip at the end of fall.
Now across almost whole Europe is wander the low temperature from Siberia. The meteorologists said that even here in Bergen temperatures will decrease to minus 15…. Wrrrrr Abnormal winter in my city.
Below I present some pictures from the road to Modalen last weekend. And the winter period I consider closed.
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….
From my Destination Autumn trip, Mountain dream
That was fantastic morning in Lodalen. This is one of the most beautiful Norwegian valley. I am agree with this. This was my only second visit in this place, but not the last one. Lodalen is much quiet than the nearly placed Geiranger. Also the second beauty valley Oldendalen is still more quiet than the Geiranger.
Both the valleys gives the spectacular views and at the end both provide to the glacier. Many attractions for mountains lovers. The day starts with this mist show on morning, and it was only the beginning. This is why I love autumn. The moment I got out from the car was like Mountain Dream. I saw many phenomena here in Norway but the first time I was in the mists disappearing in the sun. This phenomena lasted just 10 minutes. After this time the valley was clear. Amazing.
It is not easy to edit mist on the picture. Not for me. This is the best effect of my work. I hope you will like it. I hope you will try imagine yourself in this mists, in one of the most beauty valley in Norway. Mountain dream for You.
Next weekend, next trip. Destination Autumn
I love all my weekend trips. I cannot live without it. When is rainy I am bored and angry. After the very bad summer time, we have so nice autumn time. Warm and almost always sunny. I am happy. The farthest destination was the Lodalen in Stryn. But I chose the different, not the shortest way. Only because I wanted to drive some part of the road number 5, which I did not drive before. Through the Voss, Gudvangen and Laerdal I reached the ferry between the Fodnes and Mannheller. Off course across some branch of Sognefjorden. Welcome again road number 5.
It was already early evening or late afternoon when I drove on the ferry. I think the autumn sunrise is much more beautiful on Fjord, but like you may see it on the picture below sunset is spectacular. This is the scenery to stand there and watch, and watch until the end of time. Of course this is only the picture which will not let you feel the mood. My destination autumn trip just started, and it started beautiful.
Many nice attraction waiting for me, and I hope to describe it everything for you. So, stay with me.
Before is Jostedalsbreen National Park (Jostedal Glacier National Park) and I will show you from four different places.
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.
Water color – view from the dam
The same place like in yesterday`s post. And shot from other side of the dam. This is the first mountain lake on the technical road. It name is Askjellsdalsvatnet. Is big. On the picture is visible only some part of it. Because almost around whole lake is another part of this technical road, some day I will try to drive around. So, today only the picture from the dam. The most amazing in this place is the water color. Autumn on the hills around, almost clear blue sky, silence and the amazing color create mood not from this world. It all together let me feel quiet and calm. I am sure you all will love this feeling.
And it is still only beginning of this tour.
Like you see on the picture, and some previous posts, this is beautiful place but it is not famous. Not many people visiting it, and it gives possibility to be and to feel alone. On the whole road to the end and back I met three cars only.
Now I will drive between some last year snow parts to the next lake, and I will post it later.
…and the post from yesterday if you missed it:
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.
I love Modalen with it fascinating views
It is located around 100 kilometers from Bergen. Not so far like for the Norwegian distances. And it is a real pearl. Even the road to Mo from Romarheim. Almost every one curve gives a different and still fine views. I love the waterfalls. I presented it here before. In this time of the year with melting snow the waterfalls are strong and beauty. On the picture is visible the small one. Geitaskardet. It is this one which gives the special taste for coffee served on the restaurant terrace. With many small clouds on the sky is amazing experience to watch the game of shadow and light on it. On opposite side is located the highest and stronger waterfall. About it I will write later. So, this is one of the fascinating views from the road on Mo in Modalen, small village located in natural paradise.