Like the previous years we went to Norway for our summer vacation. In 2006 he hit the roads for two or three weeks to see more places of this magnificent country. We crossed the highlands between Bergen and Oslo, hiked to the Kjerag and visited a glacier.
I was stunned by the power of basicly just some ice laying around. Strong cold winds, a torrential river. The air was hot, the amount of water coming from that glacier immense. Still, it was growing ... unbelievable! The highlands are a place of its own. You don't find there much, no trees, but stone, grass and bushes everywhere. The landscape changed but the beauty remained. Almost thousand meters over the fjord lies the Kjerag, a stone trapped between the rock of the mountain. It is one of those unique places on earth. If you fall here you fall nearly all the way down to the water. It is thrilling to be at such a place.
We did way more in the time we were up in Norway, but I fail to remember some of it which makes me sort of sad. Anyway, there is sachem hidden in the images. If you can't find him don't despair, I didn't even saw him when I took his image.
You have quite good chances of seeing a real elk. This one is the first I saw during day, though.
The Kjeragbolten, a rock trapped nearly 1000 meters above the water of the Lysefjord.
Only a narrow road leads through the high lands. The landscape is ruled by rocks, no tree grows up that high. This creates a strange but beautiful land worth visiting.
The melt water comming from the glacier creates a torrential river which turns white from the turbulences on its way down into the valley.