Wednesday, March 25

From Algarve to Vesterålen

Yesterday I published some of my flower photos from southern Portugal. One couple (Inger and Rolf) friends and colleagues from many years during my career in DNV, was in Portugal together with us. Last month they made a voyage with Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Express) on a return trip Bergen / Kirkenes.
After our meeting yesterday they sent me some photos from their voyage through Vesterålen and Sortland. I found these photos so beautiful that I wanted to share them with you. The Costal Express travels in good and bad weather every months of the year, but in the last week of February this year the winter storms was not present. Only clear sky and silent water.
For many years the Coastal Express has been the most important communication link between the north and south. Translating as ‘fast route’, it was the quickest and most reliable passage into the remote lands of northern Norway, regardless of weather conditions. Indeed it was not until 1983 that the mail delivery was finally entrusted to road and air routes. It is this heritage and experience that marks out Hurtigruten as one of the most professional and proficient expedition voyage operations on the planet.
There is no better way to experience the Northern Lights than by sailing through the sheltered coastal waters on board a ship from the Hurtigruten fleet. With the Aurora Borealis set against a dark sky, free from artificial light, you will have several once in the lifetime experience.
Vesterålen with the beautiful Sortland Bridge ends this photo voyage. Maybe we will copy Inger and Rolf and take the tour or part of it within short. If you too want to visit the Norwegian coast with "Hurtigruten", you may find offers here

13 comments:

Sink said...

Stunning pictures. The glass of the water seems so clear. So peaceful. The mountains are amazing contrast. Beautiful.

Randi's Tanker said...

Stort sprang fra Algarve til Vesterålen. Men jeg ser at det er vinterbading på gang. Så da så...

Flotte bilder. Vi bor i et flott og mangfoldig land!

Anemone said...

Utrolig vakkert norpå også ja.
håper jeg kommer dit en gang jeg også, oppleve lyset og naturen.
Tenk å kunne badet der da???? det er noe annet en å styrte avsted til et idiotisk sykehus en slk vakker dag...

Blir da liksom aldri noe av det støtet fra den treige elektrikkeren heller...

Ha en flott onsdag Arne, kos deg i hovedstaden.

RuneE said...

Jeg har ikke vært i Vesterålen, men har vært i Lofoten - jeg skriver under på alt.

PS Jeg tror ikke han hørte...

Now and Then said...

Beautiful Photos, I love them all.

david mcmahon said...

Their images are great. Thanks for sharing them.

RuneE said...

Nå har han - takker :-)

Og jeg ser at du har en på vei du også - vel fortjent for denne!

VALKYRIEN said...

Flotte bilder! Og store kontraster her ja!

Gratulerer med omtale av posten hos "authorblog" david mcmahon! Vel fortjent!

Tarolino said...

Grattis till benämningen hos POTD. Väl förtjänt. Det här är en fantastisk reklam för Norge och för den där båtrutten. Har haft bekanta som varit på den. Otroliga vyer. Måste vinna på lotto och så bara till Norge med första bästa flyg.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats on the POTD award from authorblog!

adrienne trafford said...

i look at all your photos and my first reaction is "are these places for real??" - they are so breathtaking - you are lucky to have travelled to so many beautiful places! Thank you for commenting on my blog - it's nice to meet you!

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Elin said...

Vilka underbara bilder. Vi letar just nu efter bilder från Vesterålen att använda på en förpackning till ett norskt livsmedelsföretag. Om du tror att Inger och Rolf skulle kunna vara intresserade av att låta oss använda en av deras fina bilder får du hemskt gärna be dem kontakta mig omgående.
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