A Norwegian vacation

20/07/2016
Norway has much to offer, winter or summer.
The beginning of July saw us take the opportunity to visit Norway for a second time. The first visit was in the winter, with snow up to our waists, but we still managed a picnic on the beach! This time around we opted for summer, with the promise of endless days, temperatures in the mid 20s centigrade and scenery to die for. While the weather could have been better, that said some of the drama in the sky added to the photography, Norway rewarded us beyond our expectations in every other sense. We flew in to Bergen and picked up a hire car for the week before heading off to Fjord country and our hotel in Myrkdalen a ski resort close to Voss. This turned out to be a perfect location set in the middle of a most picturesque valley, with fast flowing river and waterfalls wherever you looked.

Everywhere we wanted to visit was within a reasonable drive of the hotel, that said, our enthusiasm meant we covered over 1000 miles in six days! During those six days, though, we encountered two glaciers, watched summer skiing, saw lots of Fjords, visited many beautiful towns and villages drove over snow capped mountains and saw scenery that is beyond description. The place really can't be recommended high enough. Many people mentioned the fact that Norway is an expensive country. Well yes it is, relatively speaking, I have never spent £18 in McDonalds before in my life! And probably won't again. That said, the payback in terms of what is on offer from the landscape is more than enough to justify the expense. If you budget well before you leave, then it doesn't seem to be that much of an issue. We brought cash back!

I have posted a few images here on my website, and also on 500px, Photo4Me, Fine Art America and on my Flickr pages (links can be found on my Links page, which can be found here: http://www.agitatephotography.co.uk/links.html If anything should catch your eye and you would like a print either buy direct from these pages or contact me directly and we will make arrangements.

Lastly, if you get the opportunity Visit Norway, you won't be disappointed.