Norway

8400 kilometers by car, many kilometers on foot in wild nature. Swamps, sand, stones or snow underfoot. Wind, cold, rain, heat, tons of sweat and sometimes wonderful midnight sunset. Tuna for lunch and for dinner as well. Simply one month in the north in a good company and with camera swinging on the shoulder.

Visdalen
Visdalen

Visdalen

Main valley which leads from Spiterstulen hut into the heart of Jotunheimen National park. You can follow trails leading into both left and right valleys depicted in this shot. Up there everything was still covered in snow.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 23, 2015 20:23:06
Best campsite ever
Best campsite ever

Best campsite ever

Our campsite (visible below the snow on the right side) with view over river Storåe towards Gjendebu. Strong wind made setting our tents quite hard but some effort was worth the view.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 10/3200 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 22, 2015 19:38:46
Land of giants
Land of giants

Land of giants

Cold evening in the highest mountains of Norway. We built our campsite in the middle of nowhere purposely on higher spot with nice view. This way once I got out of the tent I could immediately take shots as I already was on fabulous place.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/60 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 22, 2015 21:51:53
Mountains over Gjendebu
Mountains over Gjendebu

Mountains over Gjendebu

Knutsholstinden and Mesmogtinden in last light around 10 p.m. Lake in the foreground is called Hellertjønne and the valley behind it leads to famous Gjendebu hut.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/125 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 33mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 22, 2015 21:52:33
Gloomy Jotunheimen
Gloomy Jotunheimen

Gloomy Jotunheimen

It was cold wind blowing that evening but I stayed looking for best views around our campsite in the heart of mountains. Waters of Langvatnet nicely reflected the brigth part of sky which seemed interesting enough to me to capture.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/100 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 22, 2015 22:07:33
Dalsnibba
Dalsnibba

Dalsnibba

Clouds were moving fast and scenery changed in every minute. Sun shone only on the distant mountains and the rest of land stayed in cold shadow. Shot from viewpoint Dalsnibba, stitched from 8 original shots.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 20, 2015 20:39:07
Frozen lake
Frozen lake

Frozen lake

Lake Djupvatnet lies just 1000 meters above sea level but this year lakes remained frozen even at this altitude. Colors were exceptionally bright and vivid which prepared this shot stitched from 6 original images.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 20, 2015 20:14:58
Blue lagoon
Blue lagoon

Blue lagoon

Walking in Trolls mountains of Reinheimen to the tallest vertical rock face in Europe Trollveggen we hiked along this small cold lagoon. Its color seemed so exceptional in the land of snow and stone. I tried to remember it to reproduce it accuratelly later on pc.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/1600 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 19, 2015 16:59:51
Trolls mountains
Trolls mountains

Trolls mountains

Even when the best part of this sunset was over the scenery stayed dreamy. It was not hard to imagine some troll walking down the mountains. View over Alnesvatnet lake to Bispen and Trollstigen road. 4 vertical stitched images.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/3 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2015 23:17:51
Ragnarök
Ragnarök

Ragnarök

I called this image after Norse mythology twilight of the gods as it was the best sunset I experienced in Norway. When mountains (specifically those on the right side of this picture) turned red I knew there is limited time to get to better location than was our campsite. We left our things on the spot and drove to higher place with view to Bispen and Kongen mountains.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/3 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2015 23:15:57
Reinheimen
Reinheimen

Reinheimen

Mountains close to famous Trollstigen on the way to our camping site. Sky was nicely colorful and river added some foreground interest. 5 vertical stitched images.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 17, 2015 21:43:21
Lofoten
Lofoten

Lofoten

Main Lofoten islands one after another. At midnight colors started to get more appealing and distant islands slightly faded away.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 13, 2015 23:21:07
Blue evening
Blue evening

Blue evening

Vassdalsvikka peninsula where we set up our tents offers nice view towards Reine. By the time we were enjoying our dinner, sun almost hid behind nearby mountains and only remaining soft light painted the cliffs.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/60 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 13, 2015 22:53:39
Rotten heads
Rotten heads

Rotten heads

In spring, Lofoten islands are covered in dried cods. Later you may encounter even more decadent scenery as only heads are left - probably for seagulls or simply to rot.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 14, 2015 14:49:21
Lofoten idyll
Lofoten idyll

Lofoten idyll

Red fishermans houses in Reine and warm evening sun. Resting after hiking can not be more pleasant.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/200 s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 13, 2015 19:48:50
Neverending sunset
Neverending sunset

Neverending sunset

Sunset on Lofoten islands in summer lasts for hours. It actually never ends - it just transforms into sunrise. View towards Kjerkfjorden and Helvetestinden over fisherman village of Reine.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 13, 2015 20:38:09
Fageråskaret pass
Fageråskaret pass

Fageråskaret pass

If you decide to visit Horseid beach you can choose an easier path from Kjerkfjorden or an harder one crossing Fageråskaret pass. The latter one will lead you 500 vertical meters up and straight away down and will reward you with wonderful views if you are lucky enough to experience good weather.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 10/3200 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 12, 2015 20:23:04
Fageråvatnet
Fageråvatnet

Fageråvatnet

Path from Selfjord to Markan leads along Fageråvatnet lake. It offers nice views towards near Lofoten summits but is occupied by tons of mosquitoes in summer. 5 vertical shots.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 12, 2015 18:41:10
Kvalvika beach
Kvalvika beach

Kvalvika beach

Lofoten island are probably not famous for its beaches but these seem to be one of the best places to visit. If you decide to overnight there, you will probably experience heavy winds as it is usually windy at night. However in the morning you are rewarded with one of the best wakeups one can imagine.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/40 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 11, 2015 22:45:06
Nordfjordelva meanders
Nordfjordelva meanders

Nordfjordelva meanders

Rivers in Rago national park create pure wild scenery and steep rocky hills allow you to see it all from above. Tjønnmoa meander on the river Nordfjordelva as seen from way to Litlverivassfossen.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 37mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 10, 2015 15:56:22
All from Rago
All from Rago

All from Rago

Rocky hills, forests, rivers, swamps, lakes and waterfalls, that is what is Rago about. Shot taken near highest waterfall Litlverivassfossen. You cas see small bridge crossing it close to the lake on the right side.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 10, 2015 15:55:14
Storskogvatnet midnight sun
Storskogvatnet midnight sun

Storskogvatnet midnight sun

Staying at self-service Storskogvasshytta for night in the middle of Rago national park allowed me to shoot colorful sunset over Storskogvatnet lake. It was almost midnight when I took this photo as Rago lies beyond the Arctic Circle.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/40 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 9, 2015 23:40:57
Dovrefjell plains
Dovrefjell plains

Dovrefjell plains

Landscape in Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park during ascent to Snøhetta summit. Due to recent rains this hike ended early at some uncrossable river. Still it was an unordinary experience.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 7, 2015 15:02:39
Rondane lights
Rondane lights

Rondane lights

First and last sunset seen in Rondane mountains. Next morning our tent was trapped in heavy rain and there were no mountais visible at all.

  • Camera used: Panasonic DMC-GF1
  • Exposure time: 1/100 s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Date taken: Jul 5, 2015 21:07:34

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