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1. Pictures of Norway (45)


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The Grenland Bridge in Telemark, close to Brevik and Stathelle

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Old buildings in Lærdalsøyri at the inner end of Sognefjorden

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A bridge to Hell

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Sculpture in the town Levanger in Trøndelag

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Outdoor theatre at Stiklestad, the site of the 1030 battle where King Olaf, later Olaf the Holy, fell.

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Crazy bridge on the 'Atlantic Road' south of Kristiansund

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Another picture of the crazy bridge on the 'Atlantic Road'

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On the road in October

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The paddle steamer "Skibladner" has sailed on the lake Mjøsa since 1856

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Christmas snow – the Tiller church, Trondheim

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The Byneset church in Trondheim was probably built 1170-80

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Trondheim: A bridge for pedestrians and cyclists across Nidelva, called the 'Flower bridge' by the public

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Autumn in Trondheim: Nidelva – Elgeseter bridge – Nidaros Chatedral

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Trondheim: Nidelva – springtime

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Trondheim: The park Marinen, Elgeseter bridge and Studentersamfundet i Trondhjem

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Trondheim: The old town bridge and the Portal of joy

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Trondheim: Old wharf storhouses at Nidelva

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Trondheim: Nidelva downstream of the Bakke bridge in winter

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The Trondheim train station on an artificial island, separated from the mainland by the 'Canal'

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Trondheim: The 'Canal' and the train station

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Trondheim: The wooden building Stiftsgården was built 1774-78 and is now the Royal recidence – the King and his family stays here during their rare visits

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Trondheim: Skistua in the large recreation area Bymarka is frequented mostly by skiers

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Kragerø in Telemark has rather narrow streets, and lots of visitors in summer

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Åndalsnes, the town at the lover end of the valley Romsdalen and the mouth of the river Rauma

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Romsdalen near Åndalsnes: A footbridge across Rauma to a tourist camp and the valley Isterdalen

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Romsdalen near Åndalsnes: A footbridge across Rauma and the characteristic mountain Romsdalshorn

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Vengjedalen and Romsdalshorn

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Veiholmen, a fishing village on tiny island in the Atlantic

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Veiholmen, a fishing village on tiny island in the Atlantic

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Windblown forest in a tough climate

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Austefjord south of Ålesund

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The lake Atnsjøen and the mountains Rondane, an important motif for the painter Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935)

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Refvik, with camping site and a beach facing the Atlantic ocean

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The west end of Eikesdalsvatnet (east of Molde)

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View towards Sundalsøra (east of Kristiansund), the first snow on the mountain tops

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View towards Sunndalsøra from the same site as the previous picture

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View toward Innerdalen, "Norway's most beautiful valley"

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The old Innerdalshytta and the new one (tourist cabins)

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Sport fishing in river Bondalselva in Sæbø. On the other side of Hjørundfjorden the mountain Slogen is seen

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The Sjøsand beach at Mandal starts where the town ends. Behind, in the natural (pine) park is a caming site

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Torghatten, the mountain with a 160 meters hole right through, discernible in this picture

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A tunnel on the east side of Fjærlandsfjorden. On the west side of the fjord the community Mundal (cf. Walter Mondale)

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Saltstraumen near Bodø is claimed to be the world's strongest tidal current

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Early summer at the river Tunnsjøelva in Nord-Trøndelag

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Road through Oppdal towards Sunndal – in autumn

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A domesticated reindeer on the road near Isterfossen (and the lake Femund)

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Tautra, an island in the Trondheim Fjord, featuring monastry ruins and a new monastry.

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2. Pictures of Iceland (16)


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View of the coastline at Lækjavik in southeast Iceland

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One of the best known motifs in Iceland, the beach of Vík í Mýrdal (south of Mýrdalsjökull)

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Lupines have spread over a large part of the lowlands and this is said to have reduced the sandstorm problem in southeast Iceland. This picture is taken in Vík í Mýrdal

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Víkurkirkja, the parish church, built 1930-34, the architect being Guðjón Samúelsson who also designed Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavík.

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View towards west from the west end of Dyrhólaey. Out there in the ocean, 55 km off, the volcanic island group Vestmannaeyjar can be spotted below its accompanying clouds.

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Less than three kilometers west of the basalt columns of Reynisfjara lies Dyrhólaey (=door-hill-island). You have to drive back to the Ring Road to get here from Reynisfjara. This is the view towards east and Reynisfjara and Reyndrangar. Closest to the camera is the tidal river from the lagoon.

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View towards east from the west part of Dyrhólaey (=door-hill-island), showing some of the "doors".

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Þingvallavatn is the largest lake in Iceland, 84 km². This area is used to illustrate how the island is being torn between the two tectonic plates; it's littered with tears. They don't extend down to the scorching interior though.

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The great planted Hallormsstaðaskógur near Egilstaðir, stretching for an estimated 18 km along the east shore of Lagarfljót (the lake featuring the monster serpent Lagarfljótsormurinn and of course a passenger cruise ship with the same name).

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The west side of Dettifoss (and Selfoss) can be reached by driving route 862 northwards from the Ring Road. It is now paved north to Dettifoss (but further north a 4x4 car is advisable). It's summer and Vatnajökull is melting, creating a more impressive waterfall.

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Skógafoss in summer and sunshine. The glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are melting and the water volume is considerably larger than in the spring picture abov

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Jónasarlundur, a grove planted from 1951 on and dedicated to the memory of Jónas Hallgrímsson. Behind the farm the mountain range Háafjall with this incredible peak Hraundrangi (1075 m).

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Deildartunguhver hot spring. A pipline for hot water.

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This is Stokkur, a close neighbor to Stóri Geysir (Great Geyser) – that gave them all a name

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Hverir is a geothermal area at the east slop of the low mountain ridge Námafjall, east of Mývatn

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Jarðböðin (literary 'the Earth-baths') on the west slope of Námafjall, a couple of kilometers east of Mývatn

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Jarðböðin at Mývatn seen from the west side.

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East of Mývatn, the crater Víti, meaning Hell (or Stóra Víti, Big Hell), 320 m wide, was formed by an explosion in 1724.

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Horses grazing at Reykjahlið on the (north)east side of the lake Mývatn. The lake and the small mountain Vindbelgjarfjall behind.

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Dimmuborgir, an unusual lava field at the east side of Mývatn, created 2300 years ago

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Miklabæjarkirkja, the church in Miklibær i Blönduhlið, was built in 1973

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This new Reykholtkirkja was consecrated in 1996 and the Snorrastofa Cultural and Medieval Center, the extension to the left, was opened in 2000.

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Selfosskirkja, built 1952-56 on the bank of the river Ölfusá.

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The Seyðisfjörður village on the east coast of Iceland has about 800 inhabitants. Seyðisfjarðarkirkja is often called Bláa kirkja

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The Icelandic horned sheep breed is derived from the Northern European short-tailed sheep, brought to Iceland by the early settlers.

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Tourist on the rim of a pseudocrater in Skútustaðir, Mývatn – and the night sky

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changed 2014-01-10