Browsed by
Month: August 2012

Sunset Panoramas

Sunset Panoramas

Yesterday was a grey and rainy day, but I knew the edge of the weather front was approaching Tromsø – and that there were clear skies on the other side! So all day I kept an eye on the radar images, but the front was moving incredibly slow. In the late afternoon it finally stopped raining, and I decided to go up Åsfjellet. When I got to the top, I could clearly see the edge of the front lying over…

Read More Read More

1000-meteren

1000-meteren

On Thursday I drove to Lakselvbukt, around 70 km from Tromsø. Quite a long way to drive to climb a mountain, but it was worth it. The mountain is called 1000-meteren but is actually only 954 m high 😉 The day started sunny and quite warm, but more and more rain showers popped up during the day. None of them hit me though 😀 It was fun to watch the showers on the other side of the fjord… On the…

Read More Read More

Evening hike to Fløya

Evening hike to Fløya

On Tuesday the clouds were hanging low, but in the evening it cleared up a bit. I decided to walk up Fløya – I can see the big metal weather vane from my living room 🙂 The weather vane is called Værfløya in Norwegian, I had to idea that’s where the name comes from! I’d been there before, but never walked all the way from the bottom. There is a cable car taking you more than halfway, which is usually…

Read More Read More

Bakaromntinden

Bakaromntinden

Last Monday I finally climbed Bakaromntinden (or Bakarovntinden, both names are in use) on Malangen, 878 m high, a mountain that had been on my “wish list” for 3 years! One of the obstacles was the ferry you needed to catch to get there – I was always worried I’d take too long and miss the last ferry home. But last year they opened a tunnel, which made things a lot easier 🙂 The first part of the route goes…

Read More Read More

Raudfjellet

Raudfjellet

Last Thursday I had planned to climb Raudfjellet (540 m), but the clouds were hanging low all day. Fog usually disappears when the sun gets strong enough – or at least it’s easy to get above the fog. Low clouds can hang around all day though, and are not as shallow as fog. I noticed the top of the cable car (at 420 m) was in the clouds all day. So i stayed at home and edited photos, until the…

Read More Read More

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

The northern lights are back!! Always an exciting moment to see them dance for the first time 🙂 It’s only just about dark enough, but there they are… Here’s to a new season, and many sleepless nights 😉 And now I better get some sleep, I’m supposed to climb one of the mountains in the photo tomorrow!

Jamnfjellet

Jamnfjellet

The day after climbing Stålhovet, I took Paul to the airport at noon. I was hoping his flight would be cancelled due to fog, but no such luck 😉 In the evening I decided to get some fresh air, and I drove to Finnvikvatnet, where you can park your car at a height of about 250 m. I was hoping this would be above the fog, but it wasn’t actually. I took some photos of the very wet grass, and…

Read More Read More