Kirkehamn


Kirkehamn or Kirkehavn (literally: Church harbour) is a fishing village in Flekkefjord municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is one of two harbours on the Norwegian island Hidra.

Holmenkollen Ski Jump


Holmenkollbakken is a large ski jumping hill located at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway. It has a hill size of HS134, a construction point of K-120, and a capacity for 70,000 spectators. Holmenkollen has hosted the Holmenkollen Ski Festival since 1892, which since 1980 have been part of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup and 1983 the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. It has also hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1930, 1966, 1982 and 2011.

The entrance to Oslo


The Oslofjord  is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from an imaginary line between the Torbjørnskjær and Færder lighthouses and down to Langesund in the south to Oslo in the north. It is part of the Skagerrak strait, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea. The Oslofjord is not a fjord in the geological sense – in Norwegian the term fjord can refer to a wide range of waterways.

Hardangervidda


Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau in central southern Norway, covering parts of the counties of Buskerud, Hordaland and Telemark. It is the largest plateau of its kind in Europe, with a cold year-round alpine climate, and one of Norway’s largest glaciers, Hardangerjøkulen, is situated here. Much of the plateau is protected as part of Hardangervidda National Park

Saltstraumen


Saltstraumen is a small strait with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. It is located in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway.  The Saltstraumen Bridge on Norwegian County Road 17 crosses Saltstraumen.[1]

 

Dyna lighthouse


Dyna Lighthouse  is a coastal lighthouse located on a reef south of Bygdøy, in the Oslofjord in the municipality of Oslo, Norway. It was established in 1875, and automated in 1956.[4][5]

Huk


Huk is a parkland and a sandy beach (Hukodden) at the furthest south of the Bygdøy peninsula west of the city center of Oslo, Norway.

The Fantasy boat


MS Color Fantasy is a cruiseferry owned and operated by Color Line on their route between Oslo in Norway and Kiel in Germany.  Color Fantasy is currently the world’s second largest cruiseferry, surpassed only by her sister ship, the MS Color Magic.

Solitary Kayak


The word kayak originates from the Greenlandic language, where it is the word qajaq (pronounced [qajaq]).

Haugastøl


At the entrance to Hardangervidda, Haugastøl acts as a gateway to the mountains, both in winter and summer.

The place is best knows to be the starting point for the bicycle trail, Rallarvegen in the summer, and the greatest snowkite destination on earth in the winter.

Maridalen


The Norse form of the name was Margrétardalr. The first element is the genitive of Margrét, the last element is dalr m ‘dale, valley’. The old church (now in ruins) just north of the lake was dedicated to Margaret the Virgin.

Oslove


Various photos from above of the city of Oslo.

Norwegian Wood


Winter in the Norwegian woods in Lillomarka north of Oslo.