A Whale of a Time!

What an amazing trip, to yet a new place (for us), on the island we live on. It appears that years ago, a large whale got stuck in this small channel of water and someone has set the bones out to dry. Look how big this rib bone is! I’m in awe. If it weren’tContinue reading “A Whale of a Time!”

Rainbows, and patterns, and more, Oh My!

Hiking around the island of Store Tamsøya, Finnmark, north of Norway, I was mesmerized by small details everywhere. And this is just a sliver of the hundreds of photos I took. More to come!

A Reindeer Kind of Day

I recently had a visit from a friend from the States and got to play tourist for the day. Thankfully, it was before the corona virus shut the world down. If you want to know more about this lovely excursion, let me know. After 17.5 years in Norway, it was high time to play touristContinue reading “A Reindeer Kind of Day”

Affairs of the Sun

After living 4 years in the North Cape, 71 degrees above the Equator, I see the sun in a whole new light.  As the expression goes, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, and after two months without the sun’s appearance, I’m longing for its return. The days are getting a little brighter and the sun’sContinue reading “Affairs of the Sun”

The North Cape Experience

Not long ago, I shared with you Remco’s expedition to Knivskjellodden (http://travelsinorbit.com/2014/04/01/north-of-the-north-cape/). Now he’s shared his experience visiting the North Cape plateau, as well as Honningsvåg. He provides a lot of helpful information, as well as beautiful photos. Enjoy!

A Film to inspire and awe- Gjesværstappan!

Gjesværstappan is one of Norway’s “naturperler”, directly translated, “nature’s pearls”.   This group of islands off the coast of Magerøya in the North Cape, is a natural nature reserve and home to millions of seabirds from the months of April to August/September each year. This past Sunday a documentary was aired which featured this extraordinary part ofContinue reading “A Film to inspire and awe- Gjesværstappan!”