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Anse Source d'Argent beach, Seychelles.

Anse Source d’Argent beach on La Digue is one of the most photographed tropical beaches in the world. It is a granite island with stunning granite cliffs and rock formations that extent into the sea. The beaches have clean, white sand and are often photographed or used as film sets More photos from amazing Seychelles in this Gallery.

Maasai Mara National Reserve,  Kenya.

Air balloons in sunrise at Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The Masai Mara National Reserve isglobally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. More photos from amazing Maasai Mara in this Gallery!

Anse Gouvernment Praslin, Seychelles.

Beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, virgin jungles, thriving coral reefs, and UNESCO-listed nature reserves are just some of the many attractions of the archipelago's 115 coral and granite islands, which are the peaks of a vast underwater plateau. More photos from amazing Seychelles in this Gallery.

King Oscar II Grense Jakobselv, Norway.

The border between Norway and Russia is marked with 415 border markers. On the Norwegian side there are no physical hindrances on the border and it is permitted to move all the way to the border itself. On the Russian side there is a fence located anywhere between 0 and 5 kilometers from the border. Although not electrified, it has sensors which will notify the border controllers if touched.

Buer valley and glacier - Odda, Norway.

The Buer glacier is an arm of the majestic Folgefonna glacier in Norway. There is a marked footpath to the edge of the glacier through the wild, lush and beautiful valley of Buer between towering mountains. The hike takes approx. 3 hours return.

Låte waterfall, Norway.

Låtefoss waterfall is a famous twin-waterfall. Låtefoss is the king among our waterfalls and an internationally famous attraction. The total height is 165 meters. It is special in that it consists of two separate streams from its source, Lotevatnet, that meets in the middle of the water fall.

Svelgabreen - Folgefonna, Norway.

The hike along Blåelvi to Svelbabreen (glacier) is a trip through majestic mountain and river nature through extraordinarily green grazing areas, sand banks and polished mountain all the way until you get to the majestic ice wall. To get onto the glacier, you would need to have the necessary equipment and experience.

Byrknesøy, Norway.

Beautiful sunset at Bardvågen fyr at Byrknesøy in Norway.

Bjørndalsetra - Rosendal, Norway.

Bjørndalssetra in Rosendal, Norway.

Honolulu - Hawaii, USA.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, (wind)surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. See more photos from amazing Hawaii in this Gallery!

Sunset at Napili Bay at Maui - Hawaii, USA.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, (wind)surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. See more photos from amazing Hawaii in this Gallery!

Antelope Canyon - Arizona, USA.

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. More photos from breathtaking Antelope Canyon in this Gallery!

Reiseter in Hardanger, Norway.

With the blue fjord, snow-clad mountains and roaring waterfalls as a backdrop, the fruit blossom in spring (like in this picture) is one of the most captivating adventures imaginable.  The cherry and plum blossom usually starts in early May, whilst the apple blossom dressed in beautiful pink is at its most stunning towards the end of the same month or in June.

Husedalen in Kinsarvik, Norway.

The trail through Husedalen is one of the most beautiful hikes in Norway. Four stunning waterfalls in succession on the way from Kinsarvik to Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Hardangervidda is the largest high mountain plateau in northern Europe. The scenery and the waterfalls in Husedalen are breathtaking. Four gorgeous waterfalls right after each other on the way from Kinsarvik to Hardangervidda.

Hemsedal, Norway.

Hemsedal is scenic located in South Norway, right between Oslo and Bergen. The place  is surround by high mountains, similar to the alps, and has a river, Hemsila (on this photo) going thru the valley. Hemsedal is best known for its large alpine skiing area, which is the second largest in Norway, but is also a great place in summer with many activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and more.

Hardangervidda, Norway.

Hardangervidda is Norway's biggest national park and the largest higland plateau in Northern Europe. Half of the plateau is a national park, to protect Europe's largest wild reindeer herds. An extensive net of hiking paths and thousand lakes and rivers cover the vast highland plateau.

Bondhusvatnet - Lake Bondus, Norway

Lake Bondhus with great view to Bondhusbreen - glacier.  Bondhusbreen is an offshoot of the Folgefonna glacier. Folgefonna glacier is the third largest glacier in the mainland of Norway. 14 May 2005 Folgefonna National Park was established, protecting the glaciers and the surrounding areas. The glacier is home to a summer skiing resort, located on its northern region. See the amazing HD QUALITY movie from the trip here.

Hardangervidda, Norway.

Hardangervidda is Norway's biggest national park and the largest higland plateau in Northern Europe. Half of the plateau is a national park, to protect Europe's largest wild reindeer herds. An extensive net of hiking paths and thousand lakes and rivers cover the vast highland plateau.

Hardangervidda, Norway.

Hardangervidda is Norway's biggest national park and the largest higland plateau in Northern Europe. Half of the plateau is a national park, to protect Europe's largest wild reindeer herds. An extensive net of hiking paths and thousand lakes and rivers cover the vast highland plateau.

Kyrkjetangen - Bergen, Norway.

Kyrkjetangen is a beauty spot south of Bergen city centre. The beach is of decent quality, and it’s sandy.See more photos from beautiful Bergen in this Photo-Gallery.

Rundemannen - Bergen, Norway.

Rundemannen is a mountain in Bergen. It is considered one of the "De syv fjell" (seven mountains) surrounding Bergen, and at 568 meters is the second highest of them. It's a part of the same massive as Fløyen and Ulriken, but not easily visible from the city center. Rundemannen is a well known hiking area among the citizens of Bergen.See more photos from beautiful Bergen in this Photo-Gallery.

Nykvåg beach - Vesterålen, Norway.

Nykvåg is one of the largest fishing villages on the west coast of the large island of Langøya in the Vesterålen archipelago. Nykvåg  is also known for its rich bird life in the nature reserve adjacent to the village.

Ponta do Sol - Madeira, Portugal.

Ponta do Sol at Madeira boasts breathtaking landscapes and encompasses the three parishes Ponta do Sol, Canhas and Madalena do Mar.  See more photos from beautiful Madeira in this Photo-Gallery.

Ål - Hallingdal, Norway.

Ål is blessed with magnificent nature and a great place for hiking trips.

Schwarzsee - Zermatt, Switzerland

Schwarzsee (literally "Black Lake") located below Matterhorn near Zermatt at an elevation of 2,552 m. The chapel at the end of this lake was dedicated to Mary of the Snows borders the lake (Kapelle "Maria zum Schnee").  More photos from Zermatt in this Gallery.

Pico do Arieiro - Madeira, Portugal.

Pico do Arieiro, at 1818 meters high, is Madeira island's third highest peak. This footpath northwards towards Pico Ruivo (1867m) is an important tourist attraction, with a daily average of 1000 tourists trekking on it. See more photos from beautiful Madeira in this Photo-Gallery.

Sokna, Norway.

Foggy weather in autumn, Sokna - Norway.

 

Nesttunvatnet - Bergen, Norway.

Great autumn colors and reflections in Nesttunvatnet (lake) in Bergen, Norway.

Tveiterås - Bergen, Norway.

Great autumn colors and reflections in lake at Tveiterås in Bergen, Norway.

Golta - Sotra, Norway.

The 25th of November 2011 when the Storm "Berit" hit the west coast of Norway

Langevatnet - Brekkebygda, Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Sunset in Mediterranean

Sunset in Mediterranean north of Dubrovnik.

Matterhorn - Zermatt, Switzerland

The Matterhorn 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 – when it was first climbed – to 1995, 500 alpinists died on it. The Matterhorn became an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. More photos from this spectacular peak and Zermatt in this Gallery.

Neist Point Lighthouse, Scotland

Neist Point is the most westerly point on the Duirinish peninsula on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is a good place to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark. Neist Point Lighthouse was first lit on 1 November 1909. Since 1990, the lighthouse has been operated remotely from the Northern Lighthouse Board headquarters in Edinburgh. The former keepers' cottages are now in private ownership.

Kråkenes Lighthouse, Norway

Of all the lighthouses in the country this is the one which is most exposed to the elements.It is not uncommon to report of wind forces exceeding the hurricane level which is the highest point instruments can measure. This photo is from the Violent Storm 4/2-2011 with 29m/s wind speed and 12-20m wave hight. See the report in Fjordenes Tidende newspaper here and the amazing HD Video here. More photos from Kråkenes in this photo gallery.

Ervikane - Os, Norway.

Stunning sunset at Ervikane, Os - Norway a beautiful day in November 2011. Ervikane, which is located in Strøni at Os, is a large wooded area with many fine coves for swimming. Facilities include a quay, toilets, well and parking.

Alta fjorden - Artic, Norway

Alta is the northernmost city in the world surpassing 10,000 inhabitants. The river Altaelva has carved out one of the largest canyons in Europe on its way from the plateau down to the fjord. Most people live in the town of Alta, stretching along the inner part of the fjord, enjoying a sheltered climate; daytime mid-summer temperatures are often comparable to southern parts of Norway. See photos from Sorrisniva Igloo hotel in Alta here.

Finnmarksvidda - Artic, Norway

Finnmarksvidda is situated north of the Arctic Circle and is best known as the land of the once nomadic Sami people and their reindeer herds. Finnmarksvidda, located in the interior of the county has a continental climate with the coldest winter temperatures in Norway: the coldest temperature ever recorded was -51.4 °C (-60.5 °F) in Karasjok on 1 January 1886. See photos from Sorrisniva Igloo hotel in Alta here.

Flydalsjuvet - Geiranger, Norway

Flydalsjuvet offers an impressive view and is an excellent point for photography, with a view over Geiranger and Geirangerfjorden with the many cruise boats. Some of Norway’s most popular travel photo images are taken here - like this motive.

Aiguille du Midi (3842m), France

Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix - France, one of the highest cable cars in the world, apart from a few in South America. In fact the Aiguille Du Midi starts at 1035 m and finishes at a staggering 3810 m! From the bottom to the top, it has the greatest vertical range in the world. More photos from this spectacular peak in this Gallery.

Mont Blanc (4810m), France

The exhilirating 5 Km cable car ride over snow capped mountains from Aiguille du Midi on France to Helbronner on Italy. These are the closest viewpoints of Mont-Blanc and also provide different views of Mont-Blanc. A 3 Km stretch without pillars is the world's longest cable car ride without pillars. More photos from this spectacular place in this Gallery.

Mont Blanc (4810m), France

Great view toward Les Bossons Glacier in Chamonix. This glacier descends directly from Mont Blanc in successive tiers over 3600m in altitude; it is the larges icefall in Europe. Mont-Blanc (4810m) is the snow-cowered peak behind the Les Bossons Glacier. More photos from this spectacular place in this Gallery.

Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano is a city of 55,060 inhabitants in the city proper. The city lies on Lake Lugano, and its warm summers and the fact that in recent years it has attracted an ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have given it the nickname of the "Monte Carlo of Switzerland”.

Hamlagrøvatnet, Norway

Hamlagrøvatnet i Hordaland 31. Dec. 2009, 20 degrees Celsius below zero.

Christie Parken, Bergen - Norway

Autumn in Christie Parken in Bergen, Norway. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Svalbard - Artic, Norway

Möller glacier in Möllerfjorden a beautiful day in August 2008. More photos from this spectacular Artic part of Norway in this Gallery.

Jølstravatnet - Jølster, Norway

The great water Jølstravatnet in Norway splits the municipality, creating two centres of population in Skei (in the eastern end of the water) and Vassenden (in English; "The water-end") in the western part, where the river Jølstra starts.

Svalbard - Artic, Norway

Drift ice at 80° parallels. The North Atlantic is in fact the only place on the planet where you can be almost certain to pass the 80° parallels with a ship – the northern hemisphere there is mostly icecovered and at 80° you will hit a continent. An interesting thought is that there were hardly any other people between you and the North Pole at this time. More photos from this spectacular Artic part of Norway in this Gallery.

Briksdal Glacier- Stryn, Norway

Briksdalsbreen (The Briksdal Glacier) is one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. It lies in the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Briksdalsbreen terminates in a small glacial lake, Briksdalsbrevatnet, which lies 346 meters above sea level. The size of Briksdalsbreen is not only depending on temperature, but is also strongly affected by precipitation. This photo was taken in August 2010.

Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala Beach outside Riga in Latvia a beautiful morning at 07 AM in March 2008. More photos from Riga and Jurmala in this Gallery.

Yosemite Valley, USA

Yosemite Valley is a world-famous scenic location in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, USA It is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park, attracting visitors from all parts of the globe. The Valley is the point of entry into the park for the majority of visitors, and a bustling hub of activity during tourist season, with an array of visitor facilities clustered in the middle. See more photos from Yosemite Valley here.

Hovland in Hardanger, Norway

Hovland in Ullensvang municipality in Hardanger, Norway.  With the blue fjord, snow-clad mountains and roaring waterfalls as a backdrop, the fruit blossom in spring (like in this picture) is one of the most captivating adventures imaginable.  The cherry and plum blossom usually starts in early May, whilst the apple blossom dressed in beautiful pink is at its most stunning towards the end of the same month.

Ølberg beach - Jæren, Norway

Ølberg beach at Jæren – Rogaland county. The entire beach areas of Jæren are classified as a conservation area, and segments are plant and wildlife conservation.

 

Highway 1 - California, USA

State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. It is famous for running by some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, leading to its designation as an All-American Road. More photos from Highway one and California in this gallery.

Hella in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Hella in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway a beautiful day in September 2008.

Fløyen in Bergen, Norway

Fløyen or Fløyfjellet (originally written Fløien) is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city of Bergen, Norway. It has a funicular system Fløibanen that transports passengers from the centre of Bergen to a height of 320 metres in roughly 8 minutes. The funicular is used by tourists and citizens alike year-round. More information here. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery. More information here.

Rjoanddalen - Mjølfjell, Norway

Rjoanddalen at Mjølfjell i Hordaland - Norway.

Fløyen - Bergen, Norway

Fløyen or Fløyfjellet (originally written Fløien) is the most visited of the seven mountains that surround the city of Bergen, Norway. It has a funicular system Fløibanen that transports passengers from the centre of Bergen to a height of 320 metres in roughly 8 minutes. The funicular is used by tourists and citizens alike year-round. More information here. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery. More information here.

Christieparken - Bergen, Norway

Christieparken at Landås in Bergen - Norway.

More pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Lofthus in Hardanger, Norway

Lofthus in Ullensvang municipality in Hardanger, Norway.  With the blue fjord, snow-clad mountains and roaring waterfalls as a backdrop, the fruit blossom in spring (like in this picture) is one of the most captivating adventures imaginable.  The cherry and plum blossom usually starts in early May, whilst the apple blossom dressed in beautiful pink is at its most stunning towards the end of the same month.

Stussdalen - Romarheim, Norway

Romarheimsdalen in Hordaland, Norway.

Øvre Årdal, Norway

Årdal is a modern industrial community with 3422 inhabitants (07)  It is surrounded by dramatic nature with high mountains and waterfalls. Årdal is a good starting point to explore the wild nature of the national park Jotunheimen, and with summer and winter activities within its boundariesin Hordaland, Norway.

Bondhusdalen - Folgefonna, Norway

Great view from the glacier Bondhusbreen. Bondhusbreen is an offshoot of the Folgefonna glacier in Norway. Folgefonna glacier is the third largest glacier in the mainland of Norway. 14 May 2005 Folgefonna National Park was established, protecting the glaciers and the surrounding areas. The glacier is home to a summer skiing resort, located on its northern region. See the amazing HD QUALITY movie from the trip here.

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Hardangerjøkulen - Kongsnuten, Norway

Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. Hardangerjøkulen's highest point is 1,863 m above sea level. The glacier is easily accessed from the north in the winter, from the railway station Finse on Bergensbanen. More information here.

Langevatnet - Brekkebygda, Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Toftestallen at Øygarden,  Norway

The ocean wave power plant at Toftestallen in Øygarden, outside Bergen, was finished in 1985 but a winter-storm in 1988 destroyed the plant. The picture shows the tapered channel where the ocean waves wash into a basin about 3 meters above sea surface. From the basin the water passed through a turbine generator on the way back to the ocean. See more amazing photos in stormy weather - in this gallery and this Video.

Olberg - Sokna, Norway

Amazing sunset and reflection in water at Olberg, Sokna - Norway.

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Hardangervidda, Norway

The Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau ("vidda" in Norwegian) in the Hardanger region of western Norway. It is the largest such plateau in Europe, with a cold year-round alpine climate and is the site of one of Norway's largest glaciers. Much of the plateau is protected as part of a national park; it is a popular tourist and leisure destination for many outdoor activities. More information here.

Troldhaugen - Bergen, Norway

Sunset at Troldhaugen in Bergen - Norway. More beautiful pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Byrknesøy - Gulen, Norway

Sunset at  Byrknesøy in Gulen - Norway.

See more amazing photos from the coast of Norway in nice weather - and stormy weather - in this gallery.

Tyin, Norway

Mount Tyin in Norway.

Preikestolen Lysefjorden Ryfylke

Preikestolen - Lysefjorden, Norway

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit is a massive cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden in Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 meters. Once on the edge of the top, as many hikers have experienced it, one may definitely feel the desire to jump, invited by sort of a mystic voice, in a real dream of flying, that contributes to Preikestolen's majestic reputation. More information here.

Vøringsfossen

Vøringsfossen, Norway

Vøringfossen is the most visited waterfall in Norway. The falls are 183 m (about 600 ft.) high. The falls are located in Eidfjord not far from Highway 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen. More information here and here.

Lac de Ste Croix - Provence, France

The "Lac de Ste Croix" lake in Provence. In the background you can see the Grand Canyon du Verdon. The Verdon Gorge is a river canyon that is considered by many to be Europe's most beautiful. It is the world's second largest gorge, at about 20 kilometers in length and more than 300 metres deep. It was formed by the Verdon River. More information here.

Maspalomas - Grand Canaria, Spain

 The famous Dunes of Maspalomas are a surprisingly large area of hills and troughs of sand with patches of vegetation, a nature reserve since 1897. They have been designated as a park and contain many varieties of wildlife - especially sand lizards. The sand is fine and golden. See beautiful photos from Grand Canaria in this gallery.

Vikafjellet, Norway

Winter at Vikafjellet in Hordaland county.

Golta,  Norway

Golta at Sund municipal outside Bergen - Norway a beautiful evening in August 2007.

See more amazing photos from the coast of Norway in nice weather - and stormy weather - in this gallery.

Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock , Norway.

The iconic Pulpit Rock rises 600 metres above the Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views! There is a crack between the plateau of Pulpit Rock and the mountain, and it is said that on the day seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area, the plateau will tear itself away from the mountain and fall into the fjord, creating a huge wave that will destroy all life in the surrounding area.

Anse Severe La Digue, Seychelles.

Stunning and unspoiled, the Seychelles star in countless tropical island fantasies More photos from amazing Seychelles in this Gallery.

Maasai Mara National Reserve,  Kenya.

Sunset in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.  More photos from amazing Maasai Mara in this Gallery!

Honolulu - Hawaii, USA.

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, (wind)surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. See more photos from amazing Hawaii in this Gallery!

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland.

A unique waterfall in the river Seljalandsá. It is 60 meters high with a foot path behind it at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it. See more photos from amazing Iceland in this Gallery.

Amazing nature in Iceland.

Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes. Because it is so close to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight varies dramatically by season. Iceland is the perfect destination for people looking for the unexpected - something out of the ordinary. The people of Iceland are warm and welcoming and the nature is rugged and beautiful. See more photos from amazing Iceland in this Gallery.

Skaftafell, Iceland.

Scenic nature, favorable weather conditions and a network of hiking trails make Skaftafell an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities in Icelandic nature. Short and easy trails lead to the waterfall Svartifoss and Skaftafellsjökull glacier. See more photos from amazing Iceland in this Gallery.

Brufjell Caves - Flekkefjord, Norway.

From the top of Brufjell (184m), there is a marked trail that leads to the potholes (caves) that lies horizontally at 20 m above sea level. The horizontal potholes were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago when the sea level was higher. The path down to the coast from Brufjell is very steep in places and comes out onto a platform about 10 meters above sea level.

Hardanger, Norway.

Hardanger is one of the most beautiful places in the western part of Norway and is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring – and in autumn (normally in the end of September) - when there is a lot of big red apples in the apple orchards.

Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock , Norway.

The iconic Pulpit Rock rises 600 metres above the Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views! There is a crack between the plateau of Pulpit Rock and the mountain, and it is said that on the day seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area, the plateau will tear itself away from the mountain and fall into the fjord, creating a huge wave that will destroy all life in the surrounding area.

Antelope Canyon - Arizona, USA.

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. More photos from breathtaking Antelope Canyon in this Gallery!

Nærøyfjorden, Norway.

Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjorden.

Adventfjorden - Svalbard, Norway.

Snowmobiles returning in sunset to Longyearbyen at Svalbard. Longyearbyen is one of the world's northernmost towns at 78° parallels. More photos from Artic Norway, Svalbard in this Gallery.

-25 degrees at Torolmen Tyin, Norway.

Freezing cold (-25 degrees) but beautiful weather in February 13 at Torolmen – Tyin, Norway.

Ål - Hallingdal, Norway.

Ål is blessed with magnificent nature and a great place for hiking trips.

Kyrkjetangen - Bergen, Norway.

Kyrkjetangen is a beauty spot south of Bergen city centre. The beach is of decent quality, and it’s sandy.See more photos from beautiful Bergen in this Photo-Gallery.

Nygårdsparken - Bergen,  Norway

Autumn in Nygårdsparken. Nygårdsparken is a public park located in the city centre of Bergen, Norway, between the neighbourhoods of Nygård and Møhlenpris. Nygårdsparken is the largest urban park in Bergen. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery. More information here.

Ponta de Sao Lourenco - Madeira, Portugal.

Hiking at Ponta de São Lourenço, the eastern part of Madeira is a nature reserve with wonderful panoramic views of the Atlantic and spectacular volcanic rock formations. The full walk, including a curcuit of the reserve at the far end, will take several hours. See more photos from beautiful Madeira in this Photo-Gallery.

Reine in Lofoten, Norway

Reine is a traditional fishing village in the borough of Moskenes, outermost in the Lofoten Islands. There are approximately 1200 inhabitants and the main industries are fishing and tourism. The landscape has been sculpted by glaciers and other elemental forces that have turned it into one of the wildest and most fascinating spots in Norway. More photos from beautiful Lofoten in this Gallery.

Ølberg beach at Jæren, Norway.

Ølberg beach at Jæren – Rogaland county. The entire beach areas of Jæren are classified as a conservation area, and segments are plant and wildlife conservation.

Espevær - Bømlo, Norway.

Espevær is a unique little island community in the North Sea. The houses huddle together in the sound, protected from the ravages of the sea and storms. Once the largest fishing community in Bømlo, with up to 30,000 fishermen in the rich herring years of the 1850”s. Hummerparken, built in 1887 and restored in 1994, is a unique cultural monument. Take a walk to the «UFO ring» which mystically appeared in 1975 and can still be clearly seen.

Langevatnet (lake), Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Langevatnet - Brekkebygda, Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Langevatnet - Brekkebygda, Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Tyinvann (lake), Norway

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Elgol, Scotland

Elgol (Scottish Gaelic: Ealaghol) is a village on the shores of Loch Scavaig towards the end of the Strathaird peninsula in the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands.

Flydalsjuvet Fjordsetet - Geiranger, Norway

Flydalsjuvet offers an impressive view and is an excellent point for photography, with a view over Geiranger and Geirangerfjorden with the many cruise boats. ”Fjordsetet”  shown on this photo was unveiled by HRH Queen Sonja in September 2003 in connection with the 10th anniversary of the regional travel company Fjord Norge AS.

Aiguille du Midi (3842m), France

The Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France offers a 360° viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from its vast terraces. The picture show footbridge that links the North tower to the Central tower. More photos from this spectacular peak in this Gallery.

Aiguille du Midi (3842m), France

Aiguille du Midi (3842m) and the impressive North wall seen from Chamonix. The North wall has been scaled on all sides. More photos from this spectacular peak in this Gallery.

Eidsbugarden, Norway

Eidsbugarden is a tourist center which lies at the western end of Lake Bygdin in the Jotunheimen mountain range on the outskirts of Jotunheim National Park. Today Eidsbugarden is a rather large mountain tourist centre, with a hotel from 1909, restored in 2006, a Norwegian Mountain Touring Association (DNT) cabin and approximately 160 private huts (cabins).

Hellisøy lighouse at Fedje, Norway

The Hellisøy lighthouse at Fedje – Norway - dating from 1855 - was the second tower to be made from cast iron in Norway. Today the lighthouse is automated. Fedje is located on an island an hour and a half north of Bergen. Fedje has an interesting history, telling us a lot about toil and hardship, but also about the indomitable persistance of a people living in harmony with nature - especially represented by the North Sea to the west of the island.

Kvamskogen in Hordaland, Norway

Kvamskogen 10/1-2001, 22 degrees Celsius below zero.

Hamlagrøvatnet, Norway

Hamlagrøvatnet i Hordaland 31. Dec. 2009, 20 degrees Celsius below zero.

Voss, Norway

A very cold day at Voss in Hordaland, Norway.

Nygårdsparken, Bergen - Norway

Autumn in Nygårdsparken. Nygårdsparken is a public park located in the city centre of Bergen, Norway, between the neighbourhoods of Nygård and Møhlenpris. Nygårdsparken is the largest urban park in Bergen. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery. More information here.

Oldedal Valley - Stryn, Norway

The most famous attraction in Stryn is the Briksdal Glacier. Visitors come from around the world to see this glacier arm which is beautifully situated between casacading waterfalls and high mountain tops. Briksdal Glacier lies at the end of enchanting Oldedal valley as you can see on this photo.

Briksdal Glacier, Stryn - Norway

The famous bridge on the way up to the Briksdal Glacier. Briksdalsbreen (The Briksdal Glacier) is one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. It lies in the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

Briksdal Glacier, Stryn - Norway

Briksdalsbreen (The Briksdal Glacier) is one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. It lies in the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Briksdalsbreen terminates in a small glacial lake, Briksdalsbrevatnet, which lies 346 meters above sea level. The size of Briksdalsbreen is not only depending on temperature, but is also strongly affected by precipitation. This photo was taken in July 2009.

Oldedal Valley - Stryn,  Norway

Great view to Briksdal and the Jostedal Glacier a beautiful day in July 2009.

Kjenndalen - Stryn, Norway

If you drive on to the Kjenndalen valley, you will see some very distinctive scenery. Kjenndalen is one of the finest gems in Norway’s jewellery box. The valley is like a miniature Grand Canyon, with high mountains and narrow tributary valleys. The summits are clad in ancient pinewoods and the Kjenndalselva river flows along the flat valley floor.

Fjærlandsfjorden, Norway

Fjærlandsfjorden in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Lofthus in Hardanger, Norway

Lofthus in Ullensvang municipality in Hardanger, Norway.  With the blue fjord, snow-clad mountains and roaring waterfalls as a backdrop, the fruit blossom in spring (like in this picture) is one of the most captivating adventures imaginable.  The cherry and plum blossom usually starts in early May, whilst the apple blossom dressed in beautiful pink is at its most stunning towards the end of the same month.

Hamlagrøvatnet, Norway

Hamlagrøvatnet in Hordaland county, February 2009.

Svalbard - Artic Norway

A big iceberg in Liefdefjorden that has broken off from the Monaco glacier. This iceberg reached several meters above the water surface, which give a hint at the real size (nearly 90% of their mass is under water!). More photos from this spectacular Artic part of Norway in this Gallery.

Horseshoe Bend, USA

Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States. It is located slightly downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Accessible via a 1.2 km hike from U.S. Route 89, it can be viewed from the steep cliff above, forming a spectacular vista. See more spectaculars photos from this place in this Gallery.

Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world’s premier natural attractions, attracting about five million visitors per year. Longstanding scientific consensus has been that the canyon was created by the Colorado River over a six million year period. The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km). See more photos from Grand Canyon in this Gallery.

Bryce Canyon, USA

Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah. Despite its name, this is not actually a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures, called hoodoos, formed from wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lakebed sedimentary rocks. See more photos from Bryce Canyon in this Gallery.

Bryce Canyon, USA

Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah. Despite its name, this is not actually a canyon, but rather a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures, called hoodoos, formed from wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lakebed sedimentary rocks. See more photos from Bryce Canyon in this Gallery.

Death Valley, USA

Death Valley is one of the hottest places in the world. The record high in the park was recorded in 1913 at a blazing 57 °C. This is second only to a 58 °C temperature taken in Libya in 1922. Since it is often up to four degrees hotter near Badwater than it is where the official record was recorded, it is entirely likely that Death Valley should hold the title as the hottest place on Earth. See more photos from Death Valley in this Gallery.

Ykslandsvatnet, Norway

Ykslandsvatnet between Vadheim and Førde i Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

Svalbard - Artic Norway

The light on Svalbard will be etched in your memory forever. Impression can be overwhelming. Around the clock summer sunshine. Svalbard features the midnight sun from April 20 to August 23. The sun stays under the horizon during the polar night from October 26 to February 15. More photos from this spectacular Artic part of Norway in this Gallery.

Sunset at Langevatnet, Norway.

Amazing sunset and reflection in Langevatnet (lake) in Brekkebygda - Sokna , Norway.

Ølberg beach - Jæren, Norway

Ølberg beach at Jæren – Rogaland county. The entire beach areas of Jæren are classified as a conservation area, and segments are plant and wildlife conservation.

Olberg - Sokna, Norway

Amazing sunset and reflection in water at Olberg, Sokna - Norway.

Solastranden beach - Jæren, Norway

Solastranden is a 2,3 km long beach and lies near the airport Sola in Stavanger, Rogaland county. The entire beach areas of Jæren are classified as a conservation area, and segments are plant and wildlife conservation.

Vorlavatnet - Sotra, Norway

Vorlavatnet at Sotra outside Bergen, Norway.

Stussdalen - Romarheim, Norway

Romarheimsdalen in Hordaland - Norway.

Gamlehaugen - Bergen, Norway

Autumn at Gamlehaugen. Gamlehaugen is the official residence of the King of Norway when he is in Bergen. It is the former home of ship owner and prime minister Christian Michelsen. The building was erected in 1900 and given to the Norwegian state as a royal residence, museum and "national property" in 1925. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Rjoanddalen - Mjølfjell,  Norway

Rjoanddalen at Mjølfjell in Hordaland - Norway.

Slondalsvatnet - Mjølfjell, Norway

Slondalsvatnet at Mjølfjell in Hordaland - Norway.

Full Storm at Øygarden - Bergen, Norway

The ocean wave power plant at Toftestallen in Øygarden, outside Bergen, was finished in 1985 but a winter-storm in 1988 destroyed the plant. The picture shows the tapered channel where the ocean waves wash into a basin about 3 meters above sea surface. From the basin the water passed through a turbine generator on the way back to the ocean. See more amazing photos from the coast of Norway in nice weather - and stormy weather - in this gallery.

Stussdalen - Romarheim, Norway

Romarheimsdalen in Hordaland, Norway.

Stussdalen - Romarheim, Norway

Romarheimsdalen in Hordaland, Norway.

Bondhusbreene - Folgefonna, Norway

The glacier Bondhusbreen is an offshoot of the Folgefonna glacier in Norway. Folgefonna glacier is the third largest glacier in the mainland of Norway. 14 May 2005 Folgefonna National Park was established, protecting the glaciers and the surrounding areas. The glacier is home to a summer skiing resort, located on its northern region. See the amazing HD QUALITY movie from the trip here.

Furubergfossen - Mauranger, Norway

Furubergfossen (waterfall) in Hordaland - Norway. See the amazing HD QUALITY movie from the trip here.

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Provence, France

Bauduen - Lac de Ste Croix north of Nice in Provence - France.

See beautiful photos from Nice in this gallery.

Hardangervidda, Norway

The Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau ("vidda" in Norwegian) in the Hardanger region of western Norway. It is the largest such plateau in Europe, with a cold year-round alpine climate and is the site of one of Norway's largest glaciers. Much of the plateau is protected as part of a national park; it is a popular tourist and leisure destination for many outdoor activities. More information here.

Gamlehaugen - Bergen, Norway

Sunset at Gamlehaugen in Bergen - Norway. More beautiful pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Sædalen - Bergen, Norway

Sædalen in Bergen - Norway a cold winter-day. More beautiful pictures from Bergen in this gallery.

Chianti Toscana

Castello di Brolio - Chianti, Italia

The famous vinyard Castello di Brolio in Chianti - Tuscany, Italy. See more photos from beautiful Tuscany in this gallery. More information about the vinyard here.

Kannesteinen Vågsøy

Kannesteinen in Vågsøy, Norway

Over thousands of years, ocean waves have ground the rock to the special shape it has today. Every year many visitors come to take a closer look at the stone. The Kannestein or Kanne Stone was formed by loose stones and the pounding of the waves over a period of thousands of years, and stands today as a 4 - 5 metre high, narrow-footed rock.

Matterhorn - Zermatt, Switzerland

The Matterhorn 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 – when it was first climbed – to 1995, 500 alpinists died on it. The Matterhorn became an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. More photos from this spectacular peak and Zermatt in this Gallery.

Kjerag Lysefjorden

Kjeragbolten - Lysefjorden, Norway

Kjerag in Lysefjorden, Rogaland - Norway. The drop is 1084 m. Kjerag has become a popular BASE jumping destination. In Wikipedia you can find a list of jumpers who perished at Kjerag: The list contains 9 names (07). More information here.

Kjeragbolten

Kjeragbolten - Lysefjorden, Norway

Kjeragbolten in Lysefjorden - Norway. The drop is 984 m (3,228 ft) and is just by the famous Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ big stone which is plugged between two rocks as showed on this photo. More information here.

Alsåker in Hardanger, Norway

Alsåker in Ullensvang municipality in Hardanger, Norway.  With the blue fjord, snow-clad mountains and roaring waterfalls as a backdrop, the fruit blossom in spring (like in this picture) is one of the most captivating adventures imaginable.  The cherry and plum blossom usually starts in early May, whilst the apple blossom dressed in beautiful pink is at its most stunning towards the end of the same month.

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Hardangerjøkulen - Jøkulhytta, Norway

Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. Hardangerjøkulen's highest point is 1,863 m above sea level. The glacier is easily accessed from the north in the winter, from the railway station Finse on Bergensbanen. The picture shows the Jøkulhytta (cabin) at 1780 m above sea level More information here.

Nygårdsparken - Bergen,  Norway

Autumn in Nygårdsparken. Nygårdsparken is a public park located in the city centre of Bergen, Norway, between the neighbourhoods of Nygård and Møhlenpris. Nygårdsparken is the largest urban park in Bergen. More pictures from Bergen in this gallery. More information here.

 

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