Norway, our close neighbor and the one which stole all the pretty mountains. I have visited this country many times and every time I’m awestruck by it. Everywhere you look is another mountain or waterfall and crystal clear water. Why wouldn’t anyone want to spend time here? No wonder Norwegians are so damn nice folks. Only thing that makes me nervous are them narrow roads and random sheep that appear from nowhere in front of your car.
Where did you go?
This time we drove with Johanna Hietanen to the southern part of Norway. The place with tall mountains and for the first time we got to see a few glaciers too. Highly recommended! I Wish I could get closer to them, but while they are constantly on the move and I don’t really want to get hit by a block of ice I rather admire them from a distance. It’s all up to you how close you want to get, but do keep the hazards in mind or you can always hire yourself a guide.
We tried to find too many waterfalls, but they kept finding us. Which didn’t suck. Went around in Jotunheimen which is a great place to camp, lots of places to park your car and go wandering. kind of a “go to” place when traveling in the area. I can’t recall where the place was with super blue glacier water, but I remember being stunned by it and the fact that someone popped up in a row boat at the right time. So many places were seen and so many places which are yet to be.
Cannot wait to go back one day.
Norway is a little expensive country, but that all depends on your choices of accommodation and food. Gas prices are about the same as is with its neighboring countries. Sure you spend a little more on gas thanks to constant elevation. All that spending is fast forgotten thanks to everything you see around you.
However anything I show here isn’t the same as staying in a tent on top of a mountain, breathing fresh cold air, listening to a thundering sound of crumbling glacier or being in a total silence with no one else around. One has to really experience all that by oneself. I bet if you don’t push yourself too much, trying to do everything at once, you come back home like being born again.
This trip was the first one where I got to take all the photos with Fujifilm X-T2. I must admit it is a little beast. Also carrying a camera that is so lightweight brought back the joy of photography I had missed for a long time. This pushed me on to leaving Nikon behind after 10 long years and going forward with Fujifilm. Just take a look how crazy sharp images these native Fuji lenses produce and I was so used to having a soft look. New adventures wait ahead with this device.
My biggest dream is to photograph a wedding here. Why not even an elopement or just portraits. If anything like that crosses your mind, please do tell me about it! I’m more than all in.