A quick, impromptu photo essay of Winter Norway today, as I just noticed this week’s #frifotos theme is WHITE. This is how early January usually looks up here (though looking out my window in the city centre of Oslo right now, not so much. The snow has come and gone… for the moment).
I mentioned Sjangs in my last post, the baby in the family. Here he is. In case you wondered, he is not a white Dachshund, as many seem to think – rather a little bit of this, a little bit of that: completely unique.
Up north a bit – at 78.7° North, to be exact, a mere 12 degrees from the North Pole – is Nordenskiöldbreen Glacier (in the Svalbard Archipelago.) This photo was taken in June, so not winter, but still… winter. And white. And a little bit blue.
Views from the roof of Norway: the top of Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest mountain.
Back in the south, here’s a wintry view of Oslo as seen from Holmenkollen.
And finally, a fun and functional kicksledge called spark in Norwegian. It’s essentially a chair on top of metal runners. You stand with one foot on one runner and kick rearwards in the snow between the runners with the other foot. Very useful for taking the little ones to pre-school, or to the shop for milk and bread… for getting around with in general – or just play around with.
Wishing you a white winter with heaps of fun!
Sophie, I love the last one, because I’ve never heard of it before…All your photos are great, and I’m sure Norway is just as breath-taking in the winter as when I visited in the summer!
Winter can be absolutely stunning, Corinne. And snow has been falling all night, so woke up to spectacular views this morning. It was much too early for spring to set in.
Brrrr! Beautiful, but looks way too cold for me. 🙂
About like Chicago, I imagine 😉
Pictures are beautiful and interesting. I can’t imagine living in that cold of a place.
Do you live in a warmer climate, Gil?
I live in Southern New England. Not a warmer climate right now. We do have four seasons.
I can almost hear the snow fall. What a contrast to the wet, windy and green winter we have right now in Copenhagen.
No wonder half of Denmark come up here in winter 😉
So pretty. You’ve made winter look so beautiful. I hope we make it to Norway one day soon!
It will be quite familiar to you Canadians, I’m sure 🙂
Winter in Norway looks absolutely stunning! I wouldn’t mind having a spark to get around with in winter – it would make it so much more fun!
Fun – and practical.
So much snow! Looks cold but beautiful 🙂
Not as cold as it might look, actually. The Gulf Stream current sees to that.
That looks incredible, sjangs is so cute and that glacier photo is awesome. Keep up the good photos coming 🙂
Sjangs is definitely cute. And thanks 🙂