When I started this blog it was not going to be all about Norway. Yes, I wanted to write about life in Norway. But also about our travels around Europe and further afield. Outdoors. Food. All the little bits and pieces related to travel and experiencing new cultures. And here we are. Capturing the colours of Norway.
What a surprise!
But Norway does have four colourful seasons, one full of light, one full of darkness that almost glistens on the white surface and two somewhere in between. And for no reason really, I wanted to stick to one topic in the Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour competition. So Norway it is, once more.
Kayaker Matt Tidy and his blue charger get some air on the infamous Sjoa River in Norway. Kayakers from all over the world gather here in the summer season to explore the waterways of Norway. And waterfalls!
While strolling on a beach near Ålensund in the west of Norway, we came across these almost fluorescent green rocks. With the sun softly hitting the surface of the rocks the greens really popped out and no, no picture manipulation was needed or used to pop the colours out even more.
Bitingly cold winter day in Oslo with temperatures well below freezing and the low winter sun that only makes short appearances. Frozen fingers. Camera battery that runs outs very quickly if you don’t watch out. And beautiful yellow glow from the sun that lightens up the surface of the water just for a moment.
Winter, you might think, but no. This is middle of the summer! On the way up to the highest peak of Norway, Galdhøpiggen, you cross a small glacier and here the hikers are disappearing into the fog. Unfortunately on this day the fog persisted and our views from the top were just like this. White and foggy.
The small village of Nyksund in Vesterålen, just north of the Lofoten, is magical. The former fishing village is now home to around twenty inhabitants who have made the most of it. Good food. Soft beds to sleep on. And quietness, all around. The red building in the edge of the village is home to the village museum, which also hosts a range of concerts and other happenings.
I would also love to see the five colours from the following bloggers:
- The Adventure Freelancer
- Helen’s Wondering Wanderings (maybe even in a sketch format…!?)
- The Active Explorer
And thanks for the tag Jill at Going Anyway!