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    Norway recommendations?

    Can anyone give me some advice on good areas and the best time of year to shoot in Norway? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Early Riser
    Can anyone give me some advice on good areas and the best time of year to shoot in Norway? Thanks.
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    The west coast. All the way from Haugesund to Hammerfest.

    Any time from April to October.

    What do you want to shoot?
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    The north and south coasts aren't too shabby either.

    Then there's Jotunheimen. And Telemark.

    Ole's right: what do you want to photograph? Pretty scenics? Urban decay? Immigrant communities? Vast crowds of lunatics in national dress waving flags, playing fiddles, dancing, drinking and singing songs?

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    Ole and Struan thanks for the replies. I tend to shoot landscape and seascape, mostly minimal but dramatic scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Early Riser
    Ole and Struan thanks for the replies. I tend to shoot landscape and seascape, mostly minimal but dramatic scenery.
    Then Norway is the right place: One of mine
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    I refer the honorable gentleman to the answer I gave earlier.... :-)

    The whole of Norway's coastline is fantastic from a seascape perspective. Truly. Even the bit between Trondheim and Mo i Rana that all the guidebooks ignore.

    That said, I would head for North Norway around Easter time. I went there to climb in late March and early April a few years ago and it was a stunning aesthetic experience. Very oddly-shaped mountains, fantastic light, and plenty of snow and ice about to add highlights and contrast to what in summer can be rather monotonous rock.
    Last edited by Struan Gray; 02-13-2006 at 07:33 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: kant spel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    Then Norway is the right place: One of mine
    My jaw dropped when I opened your photo link...my next impulse was to want to get on a plane for Norway.

    Don't let too many people see photos like that, you'll be overrun in no time!

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    Nice photo Ole. The kind of place I'm looking for.

    I have a few more questions.

    If I go the month of June, will I be able to find accommodations in the small towns as I travel, or is the tourist season already going strong and many motels/hotels are booked already? Is it too buggy, mosquitos and midges in June. They can really make life miserable. I know in other cold climates like Alaska, June is just awful with bugs.

    I might try to go as early as april, are the roads clear and the motels open? Also If I plan to travel north and west does it make sense to fly into Oslo?

    I figure on spending 4 weeks there is that enough time to really explore the coast? I'm thinking of Lofoten, is that place really special. Also any large predators to be aware of?

    I know it's a bunch of questions and i appreciate the help. Thanks

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    Finding accomodation is usually not a big problem.

    Roads can be expected to be open in April, although there's always a danger of a surprise blizzard. Or heatwave...

    Mosquitos and midges can be bothersome in the inland, and particularly in Finnmark (northernmost). Rarely a problem in the coast.

    My recommendation would be to fly in to Bergen, and take the (daily) boat north to Lofoten. That boat trip is an experience in itself! Lofoten really is special. VERY special.

    No predators to fear either - the most dangerous land animals we have are moose and cattle!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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