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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

21 Aug 2017

One day trip to Odda

Another one, one day trip to Odda.

Crazy summer. The second wettest summer in Norway. The rain starts in June, and during the summer was rainy almost everyday. Wet. So, sometimes the weather give us some break. And it was in this weekend. Almost whole day without rain. Nice day for the trip. One day trip to Odda. Odda valley, most know like the waterfall valley, was so crazy this time. The power of all the waterfalls gives the thrill. I like this small town. I like to watch all the people from whole world who came here and waiting for transport to the start point, to climb on Troltunga. Many different people and many different clothes. Easy to see the experienced travelers and completely amateurs without any equipment or even without enough good shoes. Crazy people.

This was lazy trip with many stops. The picture below was taken from one of the place I ever stop. Exactly on other side of this mountain is the city Odda. I love this view. And here is always quiet. Nice to eat some breakfast with the view like this. It taste better. I hope you will also like this nice view. I have pictures from here taken on every kind of weather, in every season. And the majesty mountain is always beautiful.

Some pictures from the waterfalls I will present later. Not everything is ready yet.

I wish myself the autumn season to be much better than the summer. A lot of place to visit. I have a lot of plans. The end of this week from Thursday I will spend partialy in Jotunheim National Park. Forecast is good, so I hope to bring back a lot of nice pictures for you.

One day trip to Odda

 

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

25 Jun 2017

Balestrand again. Shot from ferry

Balestrand again. Shot from the ferry

It was almost the end of my short and first trip through the Balestrand. This is shot from the ferry back to the other side of Sognefjord. On the other side the road again climb to the top of the mountains, again snowy time. I am so glad, I discover this places. Many times before I thought about this trip, but always was something else to do or to visit. To really explore this area I will need to take a longer trip. For few days. Will be nice to climb some mountains and photograph the view from top. From this place Sognefjord, the longest fjord, start to be really interesting and full of nice views. It is not so far to the Aurland, but we are in Balestrand again. One of the nice view I present on my picture below. Taken from ferry with wide angle lens. Enjoy it and have a nice Sunday. Here in Bergen is still rainy. Probably this is the most wet June ever….

Balestrand again.

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

18 May 2017

Holiday travel

Holiday travel to Mo.

After few years in Norway I beheld few National day parades. This year I decide to spent this time outside Bergen. I like Modalen. Nice place to spend the time active and lazy too. Coffee on the restaurant terrace with view on the fjord, still snowy mountains and two waterfalls tastes so good. Even if it is like in many other places coffee from thermos. At morning time in home I looked on the Google Maps and I found some small road visible only on high zoom. I decided to look for it. And I found it. The place seems to be amazing but because it was already afternoon close to evening, I do not walk it so far. Few kilometers only and back. This road is much longer and some summer day I will want to walk to the end, to the two lakes on the top of this mountains. So soon I will present some shots from this time and later much more. But today some shot how looks Mofjorden in the amazing May light. From my holiday travel.

Celebrating the 17th of May in Modalen was big pleasure.

Holiday travel

 

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

15 Nov 2016

Landscape with railway tracks

From Hordaland, landscape with railway tracks

From Bergen, through the Hordaland is only one railway to Oslo. This is too difficult to build railways in terrain like here in Norway. Using the car is possibility to reach almost every point in Norway. There is many historical post roads, some of them only for walking, which was built many years ago. Some of them are really crazy roads. I have problem to imagine how the post was delivered. Now the old post roads are suitable to enjoy the landscape, driving or walking.

Railways through the mountains require a lot of tunnels and bridges. Railways in that terrain are expensive to build. For someone who want know more about this, I recommend to visit Flåm Railway museum. It perfectly shows how difficult was to build the little road from Flåm to Myrdal. In the era before dynamite, working by hands tools they build one meter of tunnel for one month. Crazy. Today it goes faster, but costs crazy money. On the picture below is just one (from many) place with amazing view which may enjoy the train passengers. Enjoy it also, on my picture. The mountain visible on the picture, it is Osterøy island. Landscape with railway tracks.

Landscape with railway tracks