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 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 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 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]).


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.


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.


Various photos from above of the city of Oslo.

Norwegian Wood

Winter in the Norwegian woods in Lillomarka north of Oslo.