Kamøyvær è un piccolo villaggio di pescatori sull' isola di Magerøya, per raggiungere il paesino situato a circa 10 km da Honningsvåg si deve percorrere un tratto della E69 per poi proseguire sulla Norwegian County Road 172 una strada senza uscita che termina sul porticciolo del piccolo paese, una realtà di circa 70 persone dove si può trovare un hotel chiamato Arran e la galleria d'arte"East of the Sun" . #norway#landscape#road#E69#norvegia#mageroya#finnmark#nikon#tamron2470#barentssea
Fresh snow on deck from a big storm that blew over the top of #Norway the night before, sending lots of passengers straight to their seasick bags. Norway Today, an English-language Norwegian newspaper, quoted a local weatherman who succintly described the conditions: "It is really 'shitty weather', we can summarise it as, Meteorologist on Duty, Håvard Thorset, tells NRK."
More of our North Experience.. Being in wilderness.. Surrounded just by snow, as far as you can see.... And being captured in real Northen snow storm.. With so low visibility that easily could be lost, majestic experience... And than humble sun appears from the mountain... And shares calmness again... Amazing.. And on top of all hunting Northen Lights, Aurora Borealis... When you almost give up as forecast is not on your side and incredibly cold night is not helping either... But when you almost think, luck is not with you, sky just opened and swollowed us with the most amazing Aurora show and dance... I felt like child in ferry tale... Still can't find words to describe that beauty...Space is so amazingly rich.. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else... Happy beyond it all..
Have you ever been dog sledding? 🐶 I tried it for the first time ever in Alta, Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. I wasn't sure what to expect: would the dogs be happy and healthy? How fast would we be going? Would there be like, a seatbelt? (Answers: yes, very, no.)
The first thing we did upon arriving at Trasti & Trine was suit up. I'd dutifully layered on my 53 wool base layers and 16 sweaters and pants, thinking that would be plenty. Lol, no. Norway Lesson #1: there's cold, and then there's ARCTIC cold - with wind chill. Yikes. So I zipped a snowsuit on over all 7276 of my layers - and added an extra pair of boots for good measure. Lia - 1, Frostbite - 0.
Next we harnessed up our dogs. I was given the names of my team and 4 harnesses and awkwardly crunched through the snow in my staypuft marshmallow man suit towards the holding pens, feeling nervous. Like, what if the dogs didn't WANT to wear their harnesses? Would I have to wrassle them? I am NOT the wrassling type. Luckily, the dogs were like "you put this paw in this strap, duh" and pretty much just dressed themselves.
By the time I had my 4 dogs suited, they were DYING to get out into the snow. If you've ever uttered the words "go for a walk" to a dog, you can imagine the scene - except these were muscular AF snow dogs. I think I saw one of them jump like 5 feet into the air and do a backflip.
My host stepped up onto the back of my sled to steer, I grabbed on to absolutely anything and everything I could, and we were off. Instantly, the barking and howling of the dogs gave way to quiet concentration. We whipped through trees and past mountains and ice rivers as the blue light of Polar Night reflected off the snow. If we had arrived later in the day, we might have been riding underneath the Northern Lights!
You can see a video of my dog sledding adventure in my Story Highlights, AND I've just published a new post with 35 jaw-dropping photos from my trip! The link is in my bio.
Would you like to try dog sledding? Would you be nervous like I was? Drop me a comment below!