Category: Travel photography

Welcome to my travel photography posts. This is where I share stories, travel tips, and amazing photography with you from my many travels around the world.

Hiking to Høgevarde – 1459 masl

Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde is only a 5.5 km walk. We started from Tempelsetra (925 meters above sea level – masl). The weather was cloudy and pretty cold – only 7 degrees Celsius. Autumn had already arrived, and painted the mountains with beautiful colors. The trees doesn’t grow above 950 masl, so this was the last ones:

Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde and back in September 2017

The view is fantastic form this height:

Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde and back in September 2017

As we came higher mist and fog was quite obvious:

Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde and back in September 2017
Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde and back in September 2017

We could feel the 500 meter ascent in out feet when we arrived the destination – Høgevarde cabin. It was pretty cold there too – 4 degrees Celsius. Warm waffles and coffee felt good and gave us the strength to return safely.

Hiking from Tempelsetra to Høgevarde and back in September 2017

The Norwegian Trekking Association has several cabins available for anyone coming. This one has 5 beds and a cafe, but behind it there’s a new one with another 25 beds. We didn’t sleep over, but returned to the car before dark.

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Faith

In 2012 I was on one of my most exciting arctic adventures. I sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago with a research vessel for 10 days. This shot was near The Stanisław Siedlecki Polish Polar Station in Hornsund is located in Isbjornhamna Bay of the Hornsund Fjord. It represents the southern part of the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard Archipelago. This establishment conducts year-round scientific research and is the northern-most permanent Polish scientific site.

I don’t know the purpose of this cross and cabin, but to me it is a reminder of the harsh conditions that far north. Trappers and adventurers have visited this isolated area for ages – long before modern communication.

This image was captured with my first DSLR – Nikon D5100 with a kit lens.