Ice & Rime

I came back from the Netherlands late last night, and was lucky enough to have an extra day off before returning to work. The weather is still clear and cold here, and Paul told me that the trees near Breivikeidet were covered in rime. So I went on a little trip to Winter Wonderland 🙂

I drove almost all the way to Sjursnes, and took some photos of the partly frozen Lavangselva. I finally bought myself a good pair of Arctic boots – not the most elegant, but REALLY warm and completely waterproof – I was able to wade into the cold river for these pictures 🙂

The partly frozen Lavangselva. The spiky peak in the background is Hamperokken. As light as it gets these days With my new boots, I was able to wade into the river for better pictures :)

On the way back I stopped several time to take pictures of the rime-covered forest near Breivikeidet, and the huge ice crystals on the Breivikelva. The days are very short now, so it’s a challenge to make the most of the available light – but it’s really pretty.

A rime-covered forest Breivikelva, all frozen with big crystals on top A close-up of the ice flowers

Paul took pictures of very active northern lights in the same area last night – I hope I can convince him to share some on this blog 🙂

8 Responses to “Ice & Rime”

  1. Martha says:

    Welcome BACK HOME! It was wonderful to be up in the air over the Netherlands ah? Well you have been over the Netherlands in taking off and landing plenty of times, but to kind of glide with a pitter patter of a small plane’s engine is quite different ah? Oh..and with your brother at the helm….what a unique experience!!! LUCKY YOU!.
    LOVE THE Sorel Tofino and Sorel Caribou winter BOOTS! It is good they are not popular in Las Vegas so I don’t have to buy them….LOL…LOL…LOL… I am glad they helped taking those beautiful photos.

    • Hanneke says:

      Thanks Martha! I think you would melt in those boots in Las Vegas 😛 they are rated to -40 😀 they are a great help for taking photos in this season, I really should have bought a pair years ago! The next thing on my list is a boiler suit, and then I’m completely integrated in Tromsø fashion 😛 and most of all, WARM!

  2. anjci says:

    Goodness, I LOVE these boots!! Totally superb. Wish I had a use for them in London on top of the gear I have already though… perhaps a fourth pair of insulated heavy boots is a tad much… : )

    • Hanneke says:

      Hehe, 4 pairs in London *might* be just a little over the top… unless you plan lots of trips to cold places 🙂 these ones are rated to -40 😀 I used to have more elegant ones, but they were nowhere near as warm.

  3. So much beauty!!! Thanks for another portion of inspiration – Winter Wonderland.
    T&H

  4. Sue - Michigan says:

    I just stumbled across your blog (found it through a blog I follow from Alaska), and WOW what amazing photography! Fantastic and beyond words!! I’ll for sure bookmark this one 🙂