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Norway

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Norway is another world. When you drive 30 kilometres north from Kilpisjärvi unfrozen Arctic Ocean amazes every time I see it. This time was no exception.

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The unfrozen open sea and sharp shaped mountains are so different than the view in Finland.

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I drove the road around fjords, stopped occasionally and watched birds with my telescope. I saw some interesting birds, for example 5 White-tailed Eagles, Grey Herons(!), Purple Sandpipers, Snow Buntings...

A view through my telescope. Sorry, it's a really lousy photo but these Eagles are about 500 meters away from me, it was too dark, wind shook the telescope and and and... (however, wanted to share this image)
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Quite often I have seen porpoises in these waters but this time I had no luck.

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Although Norwegians are sailors some of them pull up their fishing boats during the winter. I hope I can hitchhike onboard in those cute little fishing boats some day. In fact, I don't understand why I haven't done that already!

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Another stop. Eiders, Oystercatchers (=a bird), Long-tailed Duck, Eagle...

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I was heading to Skjervoy. An interesting underwater tunnel leaded to the island where this little village can be found.

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Many tunnels are typical in northern Norway. Usually they are dug through mountains but some underwater tunnels have appeared during recent years.

100 meters under the sea level...
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Small church in Skjervoy.
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Some sailors do not pull their boat on the dry land, they go fishing all around the year. I happened to watch a TV document today which told a story of one Norwegian fisherman. Some day I HAVE to get onboard!

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I love this view. (almost froze myself when stood there watching those boats for ages...)

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Dried fish "torsk", I think it's codfish in English. Who wants to taste famous Norwegian dried codfish? Its unique flavour comes from gull shit :)

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Fishermen's cosy cottages.

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At this point it was time to turn the steering wheel. I was 1450 kilometres from home. I returned to Kilpisjärvi and the rest of the journey you already know. 

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
annelaure
Apr. 8th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
That first picture is fascinatingly ugly !!!!

And I'm not going near a fish, norvegian or not, for a long time ! I'll stick to the snails, thanks ! lol

korpun
Apr. 9th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
...about the first picture, I think that's what a typical Norwegian looks like!
annelaure
Apr. 9th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
tsk tsk ...
rakastaa_him
Apr. 10th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Aren't there any people in Norway? hehe

My great grandmother was born in Norway, its lovely to see pics of it.
korpun
Apr. 13th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
4752735 people live in Norway but I do not know where they were!!! In those tunnels perhaps...

Perhaps you should explore your roots some day! Have you been in Norway?
balbuflo
Apr. 11th, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
Oh, I especially like the last picture.
korpun
Apr. 13th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Hay roofed cottages! Hmm, it makes me wonder if there's any leakage.
balbuflo
Apr. 13th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
I hope there isn't any. ^_^
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