Switch to English Language Passer en langue franÁaise Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,965   Posts: 1,558,403   Online: 810
      
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 28
  1. #11
    cvik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    130
    The Norwegian coastline is pretty long so you will have to choose a spot.
    If you're going here for the nature, stay away from the Oslo-area. Also, even though, it is called the oslo-fjord, it is not the same type of scenery as the fjords on the west coast.

    Here are some images (image search on google)

    West coast:
    http://www.photoseek.com/81NOR-08-14...rekestolen.jpg
    http://www.robinsonscandinavia.com/default.asp?page=251
    http://www.visitnorway.com/templates....aspx?id=87928

    Glaciers (west)
    http://home.online.no/~joeolavl/natu...briksdalen.htm
    http://www.etojm.com/Galleri/Galleri...alslokebre.jpg

    North of Norway:
    http://reisefot.lyckeland.com/nord81.jpg
    Varanger, http://www.varanger.com/content.php?lang=eng&id=19
    Lofoten, http://folk.uio.no/daniele/mine%20bilder%20(sullo%20hjemmeside).htm

    Mountains etc.:
    Jotunheimen, http://www.kaare.net/ture/2002/jotunheimen/
    Dovre, http://www.ronnotramper.com/norway/slide3.htm
    Gaustadtoppen, http://www.fjellweb.com/sider/04Gausta.htm

    Inland:
    RÝros, http://met.no/met/met_lex/a_f/beaufo.../kirkeogby.JPG
    Telemark, http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/norwegia...mark%20025.jpg

    South coast:
    Lindesnes light house. http://www.mandal-naturvernforbund.c...20des.2001.jpg
    Verdens ende ("the end of the world"), http://www.oslofjordens.friluftsrad....ens%20Ende.jpg

    Misc pictures:
    http://www.jednet.nl/norway/page2.html
    http://www.visitnorway.com (tourist information)
    http://www.trynorway.com/oslo_lilleh...sognefjord.htm
    http://www.nordheim.nu/galleri/vega/vega.htm

    The south coast is only interesting in the summer time (imho).

  2. #12
    Amund's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Oslo,Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    902
    Images
    68
    I`ll second Lofoten, really spectacular there.
    A couple of snaps from Lofoten:

    http://www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bildekrit....cgi?id=184412

    http://www.foto.no/cgi-bin/bildekrit....cgi?id=184278
    Amund
    __________________________________________
    -Digital is nice but film is like having sex with light-

  3. #13
    Struan Gray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lund, Sweden
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    914
    Admittedly I am one of those people who likes to photograph an area I know well, but I would spend the whole time in Lofoten without hesitation. Well, perhaps with a side-trip to see Stetind and Piggtind.

    The attached files might give some indication of why.
    Last edited by Struan Gray; 05-27-2008 at 05:01 PM. Click to view previous post history.

  4. #14
    Marc Leest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hasselt, Belgium
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,267
    Images
    12
    Having read this thread, I am off to Norge in the summer.

    M.
    We cannot change how the cards are dealt, just how to play the hand...
    Randy Pausch

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    36
    I'll chime in for the west coast as well. After traveling through most of North America's most scenic gems, I have found that none compare to the unspoiled beauty of the Norwegian coastline. Fly to Bergen and head north or south. As others have mentioned, Lofoten is something special. And this goes without saying, the people are equally beautiful and accomodating.

    Regards,

    Sean

  6. #16
    mikeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Shropshire, UK
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    570
    Images
    6
    Well you've convinced me as well! We've been wondering where to go on holiday this summer and Norway has won! So, it looks like the ferry over from Newcastle to Bergen and two weeks somewhere amongst the fjords. But, I won't hijack Early Riser's thread and ask for recommendations on where to go and stay, I'll open a new one soon.

    Cheers

    Mike

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,599
    Images
    112
    I am planning to be in Norway through most of June and into July. About 33-34 days in all. This is what I have figured regarding an itinerary and I would appreciate your comments and advice. There are also 2 extra nights available which I figured I'd use to stay in a place that seemed really promising. Any places where you'd stay longer, or not at all?


    In Route
    Oslo
    Bergen
    Bergen
    Floro
    Floro
    Alesund
    Alesund
    Trondheim
    Trondheim
    Sandnessjoen
    Sandnessjoen
    Bodo
    Bodo
    Ramberg/ lofoten
    Ramberg
    Ramberg
    Ramberg
    Henningsvaer / lofoten
    Henningsvaer
    Henningsvaer
    Henningsvaer
    Gryllefijord
    Gryllefijord
    Tromso
    Tromso
    Hammerfest
    Hammerfest
    Tromso
    Bodo
    Trondheim
    Extra Night
    Extra night
    Oslo
    NY

    I know that in some places I am only staying 2 nights, this is partly because I wanted to break up the driving, but also wanted to explore as wide an area as possible. The 2 "Extra nights" are flexible and I can use to add to any good spot.

    I also have a few questions.

    Is there a camera store in Oslo or Bergen where I can purchase type 55 polaroid?
    Do cell phones work all over Norway, in the northern Fijords for example, or do I need to bring a satellite phone?
    Are the roads good, can i expect to drive 80 kph on the roads between towns, or are the roads so winding that they are slow?
    In other words can I drive 500-600 K a day without problems?
    Do I need a 4wd vehicle?
    Will there still be snow on the northern mountains?

    Any other bits of advice that you may have would be very welcome. I appreciate your help.


    Thanks,

    Brian

  8. #18
    Trond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Harestua, Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    664
    Images
    74
    Quote Originally Posted by Early Riser
    I know that in some places I am only staying 2 nights, this is partly because I wanted to break up the driving, but also wanted to explore as wide an area as possible. The 2 "Extra nights" are flexible and I can use to add to any good spot.

    I also have a few questions.

    Is there a camera store in Oslo or Bergen where I can purchase type 55 polaroid?
    Do cell phones work all over Norway, in the northern Fijords for example, or do I need to bring a satellite phone?
    Are the roads good, can i expect to drive 80 kph on the roads between towns, or are the roads so winding that they are slow?
    In other words can I drive 500-600 K a day without problems?
    Do I need a 4wd vehicle?
    Will there still be snow on the northern mountains?
    This sounds like an awful lot of driving too me. If I were you, I would select either the west coast or the northern parts of Norway, and perhaps narrow it down even futher. You can drive 500-600 kilometers a day, but you won't have time for much photography. The road standard is usually quite good, but the roads don't follow straight lines, and you have to take into account such things as ferrys.

    You don't need a 4wd car. There might be some snow in some places, but you can expect roads to be clear of snow. Cell phones generally work most places.

    I personally think that you have planned to cover too much. What you have planned is possible, but I would have limited myself to a certain region.

    Trond

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,599
    Images
    112
    Trond, thanks for replying.

    I usually drive 10,000 miles (16,000k) an about that period of time. Part of what I am doing is scouting as much of the west coast as possible. If some places I pass through seem to have less potential I'll either pass them completely or just stay a night.

    Do you think that in June I'll need to book all my accommodations in advance or can I just get motels or hotels as I travel?

  10. #20
    Trond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Harestua, Norway
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    664
    Images
    74
    Quote Originally Posted by Early Riser
    I usually drive 10,000 miles (16,000k) an about that period of time. Part of what I am doing is scouting as much of the west coast as possible. If some places I pass through seem to have less potential I'll either pass them completely or just stay a night.
    Well, you will probably be OK ;-), and you can always improvise when you are underway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Early Riser
    Do you think that in June I'll need to book all my accommodations in advance or can I just get motels or hotels as I travel?
    No, I don't think you'll need to book any accomodation, but don't take my word for it. You can always use a tent. You can set it up anywhere (apart from near houses, and on fields).

    Trond

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  ó   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin