January 25, 2015

As the sun rise in January at 10.20 AM in Arctic Norway

As the sun rise in January at 10.20 AM in Arctic Norway

Midnight sun in the summer.
No sun in the winter.
Hard facts North of the Arctic Circle.

This day in January the sun is back and almost exploding as it rise late in the morning, around 10.20 AM before sunset will occur around 3.30 pm.

Enjoy the spectacle.

  See the complete album from the TOUR to North Cape in Artic Norway here>>

Under: Another sunrise version


January 24, 2015

Hurry for the departure of the coastal Express MS Midnatsol - leaving Rorvik, Norway

Hurry for the departure of the coastal Express MS Midnatsol - leaving Rorvik, Norway

Every day throughout the year both a North- and a Southbound coastal express have their daily stops in Rørvik at 9pm in the evening.

In this photo you can see the ship I was boarding (with my car) in Trondheim that will take me for a 3 nights sailing to Honningsvåg - close to the North Cape - my target on this tour.

 When we leave this little fisher village in a couple of minutes we will during the night cross the Arctic circle and be in the fantastic Arctic region of Norway.

  See the complete album from the TOUR to North Cape in Artic Norway here>> 

 Some more of this village from the net: Rørvik is a port village in the municipality of Vikna in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The village also serves as the administrative center of the municipality. It is on the eastern side of the Vikna archipelago on the island of Inner-Vikna. The village has a population (2013) of 2,949. There are several museums in Rørvik and a hotel. Telenor Mobil is an important employer, as is public service, fishing, and commercial salmon fish farming.

Under: Rørvik - meetingplace for the South- and Northbound coastal express


January 22, 2015

The north bound coastal express MS Midnatsol - leaving the Trondheimsfjorden, Norway

The north bound coastal express MS Midnatsol - leaving the Trondheimsfjorden, Norway

Only 3.30pm and the sun is already setting as we go Northbound in the sea outside of Trondheim, Norway.

In a few hours we will cross the Artic Circle on our way to North Cape.

Our first stop along the coast is the small fisher village Rørvik where we will arrive at 9pm - and also meet another Southbound coastal express.

 See the complete album from the TOUR to North Cape in Artic Norway here >>

Under: Another photo from this afternoon out in the Trondheimsfjord


January 21, 2015

An old lighthouse with a keeper family and a children school: Kjeungskjaer, Norway

An old lighthouse with a keeper family and a children school: Kjeungskjaer, Norway

Kjeungskjær lighthouse from 1880 is located on an islet off Ørlandet not far from Trondheim in Norway.

Here lived a whole Keeper family with children. Not exactly the worlds playground for the little ones. Own teacher for the children were brought out by boat and she also stayed there intermittently.

The lighthouse is 20.6 meters high.
The lighthouse was automatized in 1987. Today it is also for rent by Kjeungen Kystlag.

Going out from Trondheim with the coast express you will pass this lighthouse after a couple of hours.
As I did this day in January on my way north to the North Cape.

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Under: A closer look to this lighthouse:


January 20, 2015

Night by Nidelva, Trondheim, Norway

Night by Nidelva, Trondheim, Norway

Only 4.45PM and winter darkness along the shores of the river Nidelva. On my way North to North Cape this was my first stop in Trondheim - the capitol of mid Norway.

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Under: Another winter afternoon photo from Trondheim:


January 17, 2015

Theater Concert: Gasolin, Aarhus, Denmark

Theater Concert: Gasolin, Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, an interesting town to visit with lots of culture activities and events going on.

Here we are enjoying a great rocking theater-concert in the fine old Aarhus Theater a cold January evening.

For a live example cut of the performance see my Youtube Video right here (BTW: also filmed with my Lumix GX7):



Find under another photo from the fantastic theater concert in Aarhus:


January 16, 2015

Night in the Åboulevarden - the pedestrian street in Aarhus, Denmark

Night in the Åboulevarden - the pedestrian street in Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, an interesting town to visit with lots of well conserved old buildings etc. in the core of the city.
Here we are taking an evening walk in the popular Åboulevard - a pedestrian street along the river/canal.

Below a morning vista to the town from the breakfast room at the 10th floor in Atlantic Hotel :


January 14, 2015

With the back to: Skagen - the end of Denmark III

With the back to: Skagen - the end of Denmark III

The last photo in this series from Skagen. To day looking to a little creek more South - with the back to the sea...

Look to a map of Denmark and you will see that it's Northernmost ending looks like a finger pointing towards Sweden.

It all ends in a tiny small sandbank where the 2 seas the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet.

It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and the European mainland and watch the waves from the two seas beat together and break the Skaw Reef.

Below - another version looking out to the Skaw Reef:


January 12, 2015

Skagen - the end of Denmark II

Skagen - the end of Denmark II

Today - beach details in the low light of a January afternoon.

Look to a map of Denmark and you will see that it's Northernmost ending looks like a finger pointing towards Sweden. It all ends in a tiny small sandbank where the 2 seas the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet. It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and the European mainland and watch the waves from the two seas beat together and break the Skaw Reef.



January 10, 2015

Skagen - the end of Denmark

Skagen - the end of Denmark

Look to a map of Denmark and you will see that it's Northernmost ending looks like a finger pointing towards Sweden.

It all ends in a tiny small sandbank where the 2 seas the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet.

It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and the European mainland and watch the waves from the two seas beat together and break the Skaw Reef.

A fine place to visit also on a winterly January day.

Find below also a version with the madam out on this Danish finger tip....