Our first sight of the county of Troms was at dawn as we entered the port of Halstad …

Harstad at dawn.
Harstad at dawn.

… I just love the blues you get at dawn and dusk in these northern latitudes. Then it was on to Finnsnes (another bridge in the background) …

Approaching Finnsnes
Approaching Finnsnes

… and the chance to take a close-up shot of a red fisherman’s lodge …

Beside the water, Finnsnes
Beside the water, Finnsnes

Then it was more deep blue sea and lovely skies as we travelled on towards Tromsø …

South of Tromsø, Mjelde
South of Tromsø, Mjelde
Flying in the wind - between Finnsnes and Tromsø
Flying in the wind – between Finnsnes and Tromsø

Tromsø was to be where we went dog-sledding at dusk (about 4:00pm) …

Dog-sledding near Tromsø
Dog-sledding near Tromsø

… and saw the lights of the city as we finished our adventure …

The lights of Tromsø ahead
The lights of Tromsø ahead

The snow was quite deep in Tromsø and you had to marvel at the tunnels they’d built to allow easy movement around the city. You were left with the question … why, with in a country with a population of only 5 million or so, were they able to do so much civil engineering and infrastructure work. Back to the boat and on to Finnmark, but on our return to this county …

Medieval house at Trondenes
Medieval house at Trondenes

… and as part of the coach trip, we were taken to Trondenes – a medieval reconstructed house, complete with drying fish outside …

Drying fish at Trondenes
Drying fish at Trondenes

… and some lovely moody images as the snow fell …

Straumen - it's snowing
Straumen – it’s snowing
Reflections - Straumen
Reflections – Straumen
Snow and sun - Straumen, Lofoten
Snow and sun – Straumen, Lofoten

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Wonderfully atmospheric landscapes. Quite an unusual pallet of colours and contrasts – must be the winter sun. A good advert – makes me want to visit. Hope you’re all good.

    1. Thanks Joe. Yes, so far, so good. Hope it’s the same for you too. The colours were strange on those days – early morning and then snowy, misty almost. They haven’t been subjected to much Lightroom “magic” at all!

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