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Month: October 2014

Skarvassbu

Skarvassbu

A couple of weeks ago I went on a weekend trip with two friends, to Skarvassbu, the only cabin on the mainland near Tromsø that I hadn’t visited. We drove to the parking place of the ski slope and made our way up Krokelvdalen from there. It had been getting colder in the week leading up to this trip, but we were still surprised to see how much ice there was – frozen rivers and frozen waterfalls everywhere. We took it…

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A Sunday Walk

A Sunday Walk

Yesterday was a beautiful day, and I decided to go for a walk with a friend. We walked along the ski trails to the lake Prestvannet on top of Tromsø island. There was frost everywhere, and it was a bit sad to see how close to the horizon the sun is even at 13:00 – winter is truly on its way… It seemed like all of Tromsø had the same idea, and we met several people we knew along the…

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Kjerringøy

Kjerringøy

Last week I spent two days in Kjerringøy, a village 30 km north of Bodø. I was there to attend my second “regionsamling”, a meeting between all the people working for the meteorological institute in Northern Norway (we have people in Bodø, Andøya, Bardufoss, Tromsø and Longyearbyen). Three years ago we went to Longyearbyen, which was fantastic – so I thought this one might be slightly boring in comparison. How wrong I was! We arrived on a wet and windy…

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