|A view of Skjomen. The fjord south of Narvik has an unusually mild climate for its latitude. The characteristic|
Mount Lappviktind to the right. All photos under a Creative Commons license by Gunnar Garfors.
- I love Norway, it is so beautiful here!
|View from Mount Reintind.|
|The highest point you can see here|
is the main peak of Mount Reintind
in Skjomen, Narvik.
Throw in the midnight sun, the northern light and a very rural country with small villages, towns, cities or just isolated farms in the most unexpected location, and you have a limitless source of exploration ahead of you.
|Frostisen, the third biggest glacier |
on the Norwegian mainland.
By Skjomen, Narvik.
I am certainly biased, but here it goes. I have two favourite places in Norway. Skjomen is a fjord south of Narvik. My dad was born in a farm next to the fjord, and I have built a log cabin there. The end of the fjord is surrounded by such steep mountains that German war ships used it as a hiding place during WWII. British bombers simply couldn't go low enough to hit the ships. The fjord and the surrounding area has an unusually mild climate for its latitude. You can find the second northermost 18 hole golf course in the world here and rock carvings prove that houseless people lived in Skjomen as early as in the stone age.
|A view from the top floor bar of |
Rica Hotel Narvik. Mount
Den sovande dronning
(The Sleeping Queen, you
can see why the name)
in a distance.
So, whenever you visit Oslo next, please do consider taking a few days outside the biggest city in the country. It will so be worth it.
|Naustdal, my home village in Sunnfjord region on the Norwegian West Coast. Mount Heilefjellet in the background.|
|En route Mount Reintind.|
But I'd still say more so in Norway than in most countries.
Have you got other amazing photos from Norway? Please share and I will add them underneath this article.