Exploring Maridalsvannet and Akerselva in wonderful Oslo

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Today I found yet another pearl in Oslo; Maridalsvannet. It is a lake that supplies Oslo of drinking water. There’s a river, Akerselva, that runs from this lake out into the Oslo fjord. My love, Geir, was my personal guide. Along the river you find plenty of small fresh water “beaches” where you can chill and cool down. The air is fresh the water is pure and clean. A pearl in Oslo. No more industry … Continue reading

Norway: Pearl white beaches and stockfish

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Day 4: Today we went to see some really amazing places and islands that can’t even be found on Google Map. Some hidden treasures. Stunning beaches too lonely to be mentioned in Lonely Planet. I have few words to describe the beauty we saw. I leave some photos that give a glimpse of what we encountered in Vesterålen, Norway. Click on photo to enlarge. Geir’s father showed us placed where he and his parents used … Continue reading

Lofoten: Sun and stunning nature

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Day 3: We were lucky and the sun was shining a few moments. Today we drove around the Hadsel island. The nature was mindblowing. Geir and Niklas, his oldest son, jumped into the cold Norwegian Sea. If they kept swimming they would have reached Greenland one day. Click on thumbnails to open photo gallery: Click on image to open Google Map.

Lofoten: First impressions, green mountains and fresh blue water

Lofoten, green mountains

Lofoten (map): The nature is wild and untamed. It’s usually hot during summer, but right now it’s only 10 C / 50 F and raining. It’s like driving through a huge green Nordic rainforest. Quite some contrasts to the deserts of Arizona and sandy California we just came back from. Here, even the mountains are green. It’s all clean, fresh and green. I want to share some snap shots taken around 9PM from the car: … Continue reading

17th May Norwegian National Day

17th May Oslo Norway

Geir and I just came home after celebrating the Norwegian Constitution Day, 17th May. As I lived for over 16 years in Copenhagen, Denmark, this was the first time in years I celebrated this special day in my home country. The weather was somewhat clouded but still beautiful. Here are some impressions I would love to share with you. All pictures taken with my iPhone 4. I’ve linked to some wiki articles if you would like … Continue reading

My Instagram Gallery

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Check out my 30 recent Instagram photos in this cool Instagram Plugin for WordPress. I have tried a few Instagram plugins, this plugin is both beautiful and easy to set up and use. It has a variety of layouts to embed in your posts and pages. And it’s free. The plugin also features a sidebar Instagram widget. Give it a try. Click here to see the rest of my Instagram photos: