Over mountains, into valleys

The night wasn’t exactly warm, but I was quite cozy in my tent. It didn’t mean that I got a good night’s sleep though, I just couldn’t fall asleep at first and then I kept waking up during the early morning hours. Nevermind, this landscape is so awesome that it’s impossible to feel tired and if there was any doubt, then the sight of small icebergs floating in the lake woke me up for sure. A section of the Vesljuvbrean glacier had broken off, I should’ve taken a picture of it but a bank of clouds was rolling in so I only had time to shoot the mountain.

Small icebergs
Small icebergs

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Clouds drifting in

Clouds drifting in

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When we drove down, we got below the clouds again but one thing that followed us the whole day was the shrouded peaks. Occasionally we would get a glimpse of a peak but the clouds drifted in and out very quickly so we never got a picture of them. I really want to come back here when the sky is clear (or the cloud cover is high) because these 2000+ meter peaks would be a sight to see!

road to Juvashytta

On the way down from Juvashytta

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I mentioned on Monday that we delayed the trip because of rainy weather. It appeared that it had rained quite seriously in this region because the rivers and creeks showed signs of flooding. The colour of the water was this amazing pale green that we called for “minty” so it was just a matter of finding a good spot for shooting it. And then waterfalls of course – they were everywhere, small brooks falling down hundreds of meters from the top of the mountain to the valley, and creeks flowing through the valleys.

Minty green
Minty green

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Road 55 between Lom and Skjolden goes very high up at times and this is probably the only place during this trip were I was a bit disappointed about the weather. Otherwise it’s no use being disappointed over things you can’t control, but the landscape up here would be just simply stunning if only you could see the high peaks all around. As it was, we just stopped shortly to snap something to remember it by and then moved on.

Waterfalls
Waterfalls

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Cold landscape

Cold landscape

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Having woken up at 1800m, we drove down to sea level for lunch. And then we drove up again and visited Brevatnet, a small lake a bowl between the mountains with a glacier as a backdrop. A perfect place for some wideangle shooting, I’m happy with the result.

Fjord
Fjord

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Brevatnet

Brevatnet

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197/365
197/365

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It had taken us four hours to cover 100km in the morning so we were starting to doubt if we would reach our next target in time, but later in the afternoon the photo opportunities got fewer and we were able to cover the distance. We even made an unplanned detour to Geiranger before setting up camp for the night.

Clouds and mountains
Clouds and mountains

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Geiranger

Geiranger

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