Tag Archives: Norway

Extreme Sports Views: Base Jumping Off Kjerag Cliff In Lysefjord, Norway

Kjerag is the highest peak in the Lysefjord in Norway, and perfect for base-jumping. It overs a spectacular view and an uninterrupted 12 second free fall, being one of the the highest cliffs in Europe used for base-jumping. From the 1,000-meter-high mountain, base jumpers from all over the world take the plunge into the gorge. Once a year they meet here for the Heliboogie Festival, and celebrate with lots of adrenaline and a colorful and creative show.

Aerial Views: Lofoten Islands In Norway (8K)

Lofoten  is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten has distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Its largest town, Leknes, is approximately 169 km (105 mi) inside the Arctic Circle and approximately 2,420 km (1,500 mi) away from the North Pole, making Lofoten one of the world’s northernmost populated regions. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its highlatitude.

8K Views: The Fjords And Landscapes Of Norway

Norway is a ruggedly beautiful country of mountains, fjords and glaciers. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ has delightfully long summer days, unspoiled fishing villages and rich historic sites that include Viking ships and medieval stave churches. Norway’s varied geography surprises many visitors who imagine the country as a frozen monolith. On the contrary, the temperate south includes rolling farmlands, enchanted forests and sunny beaches as well as the dramatic Western Fjords. North of the Arctic Circle, the population thins, the horizons grow wider and the temperature dips. It’s no wonder that Norway prizes its stunning natural wonders and retains a robust frontier character unusual in Europe. From north to south the length of the country is almost 2000 kilometers. November through March is the absolute peak season for Northern Lights viewing because the nights are longest, but a visit anytime between September and March should give you a good chance to see them, with March offering the best chance of clear skies.SHOW LESS

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Fishing Villages: ‘Reine’, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Reine is the administrative centre of Moskenes Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The fishing village is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres southwest of the town of Tromsø. 

Camping: Kjerag Falls at Lysefjorden, Norway (4K)

Norways Most Beautiful Summer Experience? Sunset Camping at Kjerag Falls 1000 m above Lysefjorden 4k June 2021.

Camping a 1000m above Lysefjord and experiencing the Kjerag Waterfall in a spectacular sunset from above, I found this experience to be better than watching the Yosemite Firefalls, very similar effect, but seen alone from right above the waterfall with a rainbow and the Fjord with tiny boats and everything before going to sleep in my tent.

Walking Tour: Tonsberg -Southeastern Norway (4K)

Tønsberg, historically Tunsberg, is a city and municipality in Vestfold og Telemark county, eastern Norway, located around 102 kilometres south-southwest of Oslo on the western coast of the Oslofjord near its mouth onto the Skagerrak. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tønsberg. 

8K Views: Europe’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

8K view of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

Video timeline: 00:0000:05 Intro 00:0600:48 Tirol Austrian Mountains 00:4901:29 Furka Pass and Rhone Glacier, Switzerland 01:3001:36 Italian Dolomites 01:3701:46 Leukerbad Mountain, Switzerland 01:4702:06 Faroe Islands 02:0702:16 Formentera island, Spain 02:1702:54 Lofoten islands, Norway 02:5503:20 Krka National Park, Croatia 03:2103:55 Icelandic Landscapes 03:5604:18 Dolomites, Italy 04:1904:32 Stelvio Pass Bormio, Italy 04:3304:49 Pennine Alps mountains, Italy- Switzerland 04:5005:24 Tuscany landscapes, Italy 05:2505:51 Kandertal Alps, Switzerland 05:5206:18 Dolomites, Italy 06:1906:31 Torrevieja Salt Flats, Spain 06:3206:56 Lovatnet Lake, Norway 06:5707:03 Dutch landscape 07:0408:52 Icelandic landscapes 08:5309:16 Staubbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland 09:1709:32 Lake in Graubnden, Switzerland 09:3309:44 Swiss mountain lake 09:4510:02 Interlaken, Switzerland 10:0310:30 Finland forests 10:3111:05 Dover coast, United Kingdom 11:0611:16 Hintersee Lake, Germany 11:1711:28 Etretat coast, France 11:2911:39 Geiranger Fjord, Norway 11:4011:46 Lago di Fusine, Italy 11:4712:20 Corfu island, Greece

Timelapse View: Northern Norway’s Aurora Borealis

Northern Norway is undeniably the land of dancing lights. From the jagged-edged mountains rising up from the sea, to the pristine lakes, over the turquoise-water fjords with white-sanded beaches and through the boreal forest, the aurora borealis shines its mystical glow.

In this much overdue film, I compiled some of the best sequences of the end of the aurora season, ranging from January to April 2021, as many of the shots from the 2020 part of the season are available in my recent movies.

I shot the film in the area ranging from Senja island to the Tromsø area, and also Kvaløya. I used the Canon 6D astromodified and Sony a7rii as camera bodies. For lenses, I used the Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art, the Sigma 24mm f1.4 Art and the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art. For motion control, I used the Syrp system (magic carpet + Genie 3-axis system) and the Vixen polarie for tracking motion. Picture processing was done in Adobe Lr and using the TIMELAPSE+ plugin for Lr. Assembly of time lapses were made using TLDF and Sequence for Mac, while the final movie was cut into FCPX.

Walking Tour: ‘Oslo – Southern Norway’ (4K)

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.