Norway photos part 2

The (possibly) last batch of the photos from Norway. The further away the holiday gets, the more I forget how impossibly expensive it was; and how impossibly beautiful it all was.

Norway 2016
Waterfall at Hellesylt

 

 

Norway 2016
The Seven Sisters
Norway 2016
Lighthouse
Norway 2016
On the road to Trollstigen
Norway 2016
At Godya
Norway 2016
Near Trollstigen
Norway 2016
View from Godya

Norway photos pt 1

After being on holiday for two weeks at the end of July / start of August, and taking a lot of landscape shots, I think I landscaped myself out.

Both holiday locations (Wales and Norway) were beautiful, but I was compelled to shoot and edit and I think it all got a bit too much. So much so, that it wasn’t until this afternoon that I put the Wales shots on my PC from the external hard drive.

I had another pass through them, and found some more shots that I took in Norway that I liked but hadn’t edited.

 

Norway 2016
Godya
Norway 2016
On the road to Trollstigen

 

 

Norway 2016
On the road again
Norway 2016
Reflections

Day 8 – Ålesund

Today we return home. We don’t have to check out of the hotel until 12, and we’re getting picked up to go to the airport at 1 – so that is good.

Ålesund We’ve had a little potter around, but it’s a long day as we have to drive back from London airport when we land. Geiranger

Whilst in Norway I have learnt:
Driving is easy – there aren’t many cars at all. Roads are long and straight when driving to different places.
Everything is expensive. Except for petrol, which was strangely reasonable.

Ålesund

Hellesylt

Waterfall

Day 2 – Aksla Utsiktspunkt

Ålesund, Black and White

Today we went up to the viewpoint at Aksla. We also bought loads of goodies from the supermarket.

View to Hoffland This morning we sat on the balcony at the hotel, before going on a little tour around Ålesund, and finally walking up to Aksla viewpoint. Ålesund, Aksla Viewpoint

Tomorrow we are going to go to Sukkertoppen as we ran out of time today, and it will take about 4 hours to walk to, up and back down. I think the weather from this point gets a bit more … hit and miss, as today has been lovely and sunny!

Aksla Utsiktspunkt

Day 1 – Norway, Ålesund

Today begins our week long trip to Norway. Norway has long been on my bucket list. Fjords, mountains, black metal, vikings. Perfect!
We had a long day yesterday as we had to drive to the airport, which was about 3 and a half hours. We finally checked into the hotel at the airport just after midnight.

Incoming This morning we had a casual 5 minute stroll to the check in desk, before having a relaxing few hours in the airport. Once we were in Norway I started with “oooh will you look at that” (The only correct response for cloud topped mountains), before the weather changed and Thor welcomed us with a thunderstorm. Ålesund, Norway

Once we were in the hotel and unpacked it blew over, and the rest of the evening has been warm and pleasant. Now, as I type this we are sat on the balcony at the back of the hotel. kB is drinking his £14 beer (!!!!) and we’re looking out at the various islands and mountains and watching the sun dip lower in the sky. It’s still light though, and it’s almost 10 o’clock.

Evening FIshing

Tomorrow we are going to go and get some bits from a supermarket, and explore the city. Apparently we can go on the Ålesund city tour for free, and I want to walk up to the Sukkertoppen and explore the area around there.

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