Author: Knut Arne Gjertsen

Flying over snowy Svalbard

Flying from Longyearbyen to New Ålesund is not for everyone. Because of my job, I have the opportunity. These arctic landscaper are so wonderful with the Nordic light and snowy mountains.

 

Don’t know where Svalbard is or how far north the islands are positioned on our globe? Check out this map.

Flying over Svalbard

Travelling to Svalbard (or Spitsbergen if you know that name better) is an exotic adventure. I had the opportunity again in June this year. I had the perfect seating in the little airplane, and the camera was active most of the flight. So, there are more images coming the next weeks.

Ansteins lighthouse

Ansteins lighthouse is located on the island Flekkerøya in Kristiansand, Norway. My hometown actually. Bergenesodden – a more precise location name – is pointing south and west with great opportunities for shooting sunsets. This is becoming one of my favorite photo locations.

 

Here’s the photo location on the map.

Trøllkonufingur / “the Witch’s Finger” – my visit to Faroe Islands

Trøllkonufingur og “the Witch’s Finger” is a majestic monolith on the south coast of Vágar.

THE LEGEND OF TRØLLKONUFINGUR

Legend has it, that Trøllkonufingur is the finger of a witch that came to throw the Faroe Islands to Iceland. When she came to the sea south of Vágar, the sun came up and she was turned into stone and fell into the ocean.

She was so big that when she reached the bottom of the sea, the back of her head and her finger were above the surface. The back of her head is the island of Koltur, and the finger is Trøllkonufingur.

It is said that in 1844 a member of the Danish royal entourage climbed Trøllkonufingur. At the top he waved to Crown Prince Frederik, as he sailed past it. As climbing down, he realized that he had left one of his gloves at the top. He decided to climb up again to get it. Having just climbed it the first time he was tired and stumbled and fell into his death. – Source: www.visitvagar.fo

Trøllkonufingur – The Troll womans finger | Faroe Islands 2018

 

 

 

I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018 and that was a fabulous experience for a photographer. I these post you can read more about other great photo locations in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Bøur has motifs known on many paintings and photographs. Saksun is a village in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon.  Gasadalur village is located in the west of Vagar Island and it is a natural beauty that is tucked between lush green fields and soaring rocky mountains. Velbastaður has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur. The winding road down the steep hillside towards Norðradalur is a great photo location too.

Nordradalur – my visit to Faroe Islands

The road down the steep hillside towards the settlement of Norðradalur on the island of Streymoy, Faroe Islands. Norðradalur is a village on the western coast and lies in a large valley surrounded be steep cliffs and the ocean, with a beautiful view over Koltur.

 

 

I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018 and that was a fabulous experience for a photographer. I these post you can read more about other great photo locations in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Bøur has motifs known on many paintings and photographs. Saksun is a village in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon.  Gasadalur village is located in the west of Vagar Island and it is a natural beauty that is tucked between lush green fields and soaring rocky mountains. Velbastaður has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur.

Velbastadur – my visit to Faroe Islands

Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometers from Kirkjubøur. It has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur.

 

 

I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018 and that was a fabulous experience for a photographer. I these post you can read more about other great photo locations in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Bøur has motifs known on many paintings and photographs. Saksun is a village in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon.  Gasadalur village is located in the west of Vagar Island and it is a natural beauty that is tucked between lush green fields and soaring rocky mountains. Sørvágsvatn is perched hundreds of feet above the ocean and it tilts outwards – but this is actually an optical illusion. And nearby you’ll also find the beautiful Bøsdalafossur.