Vacation and planning next trip

Finally 3 weeks of from job! And the weather here in Norway just keeps on being awesome, around 30 degrees celsius and sunny, sunny, sunny. It’s one of the warmest and dryest summer in the last 100 years. As it seems to be all around the northern parts of the world right now.

After my last trip to the Atlantic Road, I want to travel more and discover new places. So I’m sitting here in the backyard chilling in the shade, listening to some summer tunes and planning my next trip.

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Slettafossen, 2018

Not sure yet where it’s going to be, but some where here in Norway. As I’m wanting to see and experience more of the mountains and west coast of Norway. And definitely more awesome waterfalls!

Have a great weekend! 🙂

 

 

Road trip to The Atlantic Road – PT.3

After staying two days out on Ljþsþya and Lysþ Naturcamping and Rorbuer, it was time for heading home. The first leg of the trip was straight to Åndalsnes, for a quick charge of the car before heading up Trollstigen.

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Åndalsnes, 2018

Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road, making its way up the steep mountain side with a 10% incline and 11 hearpin bends. It connects the town of Åndalsnes and the village of Valldal.

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Trollstigen, 2018
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Trollstigen, 2018

When you reach the top of Trollstigen you will find the visitor center, with a restaurant where you can enjoy a dinner, lunch or quick snack with a breath-taking view over looking Trollstigen and the valley below.

There is also a couple of viewing platform at the top, that sticks out of the mountain side and gives you and unobstructive view over the valley.

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Trollstigen, 2018

Stigfossen waterfall also starts at the top, and falls 320 meters down and ends down in valley. (If you stop on the first pull out on the road before starting the incline going up you can walk down all the way to the foot of the waterfall).

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Stigfossen, 2018
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Stigfossen, 2018

That is it for this trip. It gave me a ton of inspiration and a lot of good memories. Now it is time for summer vacation with the family and this year we are probably going camping i Norway as the weather just looks amazing the next couple of weeks. The plan is driving south, so hopefully there will be a ton of photo opportunity along the way.

Hope you are all having a great summer!

And check out my friends drone video from the trip.

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Road trip to the Atlantic Road – pt.2

After a short night in DombĂ„s, we headed west towards the coast and the town of Åndalsnes. Driving trough Romsdalen, you follow the river Rauma with its many beautiful waterfalls. One of the waterfalls you can go really near is Slettafossen. A massive waterfall which is about 125 meters long, and drop of nearly 18 meters. When you stand on the bridge that goes over, you can really feel and hear the raw power of nature and the water.

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Slettafossen, 2018

From here we went on to Åndalsnes to Molde and then finally to the Atlantic Road.

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Storseisundbrua, 2018

The Atlantic Road is an 8.3 kilometer long road that goes through the rough North Sea unsheltered, and connects many small islands and skerries with 8 bridges and the Storseisundbrua being the most prominent and spectacular.

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Storseisundbrua, 2018

The Atlantic Road has been declared the world’s best road trip and is part of the National Tourist Route. It’s also a popular place for automotive commercials and movies.

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Storseisundbrua, 2018

At one northern end of Storseisundbrua, you will find Lyngholmen which have a walkway all around the little island and you will also find the coffee shop – Atlanterhavsveien Kafe.

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Storseisundbrua, 2018

It is definitely beautiful road and drive, especially if there is rough weather as this would make it a completely different experience driving the route.

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Road trip to the Atlantic Road

Last weekend I finally was able to go for a long-weekend road trip to the west of Norway, and the Atlantic Road as the destination.

Started out from home the drive went up to Lillehammer, and then up to DombÄs where the night was spent at a small cabin. From DombÄs you can drive up to Reinheimen National Park, via the SlÄdalsvegen which is this summer open dirt road that goes from Lesja to VÄgÄ. Up here you get a good view of Dovre National Park.

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Hatten, Dovre

We drove a couple of miles in one the SlÄdalsvegen up from Lesja, to get som sunset photos over Dovrefjell. The views up here was amazing!

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Sunset over Dovre National Park

 

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El Oasis

Sun rise - Maspalomas 2017
Sun rise – Maspalomas 2017
Yesterday morning I watched the sun rise from the Dunes of Maspalomas and walked around in the sand dunes looking for compositions. The color photos are taken with the ClassicChrome film simulation and the B/W are with Monochrome+G film simulation, all photos taken with the Fuji X100T. 

El Oasis - Maspalomas 2017
El Oasis – Maspalomas 2017
El Oasis - Maspalomas 2017
El Oasis – Maspalomas 2017

El Oasis is an natural reserve on the southern tip of the island of the Gran Canaria, with it sand dunes it is almost like an small desert. 

El Oasis - Maspalomas 2017
El Oasis – Maspalomas 2017
El Oasis - Maspalomas, 2017
El Oasis – Maspalomas, 2017
Morning light - Maspalomas, 2017
Morning light – Maspalomas, 2017
How did you start your day? 

Heading out

Finally!

Finally summer vacation. Time to pack up the bag!

Travel gear
Travel Gear

What I have packed.

  • Fujifilm X-T1
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujinon XF-18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR
  • Fuji EF-X8 shoe-mount flash
  • 67mm polarizer
  • 3 spare batteries for X-T1
  • 2 spare batteries for X100T
  • Battery charger
  • Vertical battery grip for X-T1 (VG-XT1)
  • Set of Cockin P filters (ND’s and GND’s)
  • Rocket blower
  • Dust pen and microfiber cloth
  • Memory card reader
  • WD My Passport Ultra 1TB hard drive
  • Head torch
  • iPhone charger
  • Moleskine notebook + ballpen.
  • Tripod (Packed in suitcase)

This year we are leaving for 11 days to south of France, Cote D’Azur and Provance!

Warm weather, sun, beach, Mediterranean, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, many lovely small towns, great nature and a much, much more!

We have booked a rental car and the first couple of night’s at a hotel in Nice. The rest of the trip will be planned as we go.

Bag packed
Bag packed

Hopefully there will be a lot of opportunities to capture some great photos, and many more great memories for our little family!

Keep Smiling! 🙂