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 Michael

Dispatch #5: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #5: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten's ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fifth day into this northbound voyage.

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fifth day into this northbound voyage. Learn more about Hurtigruten. Click here to see Dispatch #6 photo report.

 Michael

Video: Celestial Lights

Video: Celestial Lights

Celestial Lights is my second video project. It is another stop motion based video about the northern lights. The video is shot in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden during autumn 2011, winter and spring 2012.

Celestial Lights from Ole C. Salomonsen on Vimeo. From Vimeo: More info about Ole C. Salomonsen and his photography work: facebook.com/arcticlightphoto arcticlightphoto.no If you have access to proper audio hardware, please connect and turn up the volume to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Norwegian composer Kai-Anders Ryan. Not only is Kai-Anders a great musical […]

 Michael

Video: In the Land of the Northern Lights

By Ole C. Salomonsen This video is a timelapse video of the Northern Lights. All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway. I have spent over 6 months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to […]

 Rick

Hekkingen Lighthouse

Hekkingen Lighthouse

Hundreds of islands – some tall and mountainous, some small and more flat – serve to protect Tromsø against the sea. Hekkingen Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in northern Norway and is an important guidepost for ships approaching Tomsø. It stands on a small island off the north side of Senja (the second […]

 Rick

Torsvåg Lighthouse

Torsvåg Lighthouse

Torsvåg is a hamlet at the far northwest of the Koja Island in Karlsøy municipality and Torsvåg Lighthouse is located on Koya Island which is connected by causeway to Vanna island.  The nearest city is Tromsø about 56 miles (90 kilometers) to the south. The fishing village Torsvåg has existed for many hundred years – there […]

 Michael

Hiking in Tromsdalstinden

Hiking in Tromsdalstinden

By Michael Holtermann, co-written and edited by Kenneth Kiesnoski for Faces of Scandinaiva. Norway may have a lot to recommend it, and everyone – visitor and native alike – has his or her favorite attraction, activity, area, or other aspect of this very special country. But I think all would agree that Norway’s unrivaled scenery […]

 Michael

Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

By Terri Mapes, About.com Guide The Creation of the Aurora Borealis: The Northern Lights (also called Aurora Borealis) stem from when large numbers of electrons stream in towards the Earth along its magnetic field and collide with air particles. The air then lights up rather like what happens in a fluorescent light tube. The resulting colors of […]

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