Norway

@ Tromsø

Tromsø, the biggest town in Arctic Norway, lies 344 km north of the Artic circle. This corresponds to the geographical latitude of northern Alaska! We had quite good weather and enjoyed our stay in a city after travelling for weeks through scarcely inhabited regions. The yellow, wooden cathedral of Tromsø was built as a long church …

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The blue lake

Lake Blåvatnet, or the blue lake as it is called, is another gem of the Lyngen Alps and for sure no secret. We went there on a beautiful weekend and many Norwegians had the same idea. Most of the way there is not really a path as you are walking over the rubble a glacier …

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Steindalsbreen

Our second glacier in Norway was the Steindalsbreen in the Lyngen Alps, a mountain range east of Tromsø. The hike leads through the valley formed by the glacier and its river over million of years and crosses over a couple of moraines before you reach the end of the glacier tongue. Again we had spent …

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@ ALTA Museum

The main topic of the museum in Alta is the largest concentration of rock art in Northern Europe made by hunter- gatherers. The rock art comprises both rock carvings and rock paintings made from 7000 to 2000 years ago. The Alta Rock Art is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only prehistoric monument in …

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Reaching the North Cape

Already the drive up along the coast, through the tunnel connecting the island of Magerøya with the mainland and finally over the barren plains to the North Cape was very fascinating. When we finally reached the cape, nobody was there and we had the famous globe to ourselves. At night, we were the only car …

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Stabburs waterfall hike

From the Slettnes lighthouse we were now on our way to the North Cape. Before getting there we stopped near Lakselv at the Stabbursdalen National Park. After spending the night in the middle of the forest we went on a hike to a waterfall. The National Park is known for the northernmost pine forest of …

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