This was the fifth time I visited Norway in the last 18 years … and the first time having a cruise through its fjords! A mystical experience, planned last-minute thanks to this service. How peaceful can be winter cruising a couple of hours between Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord,
The Fanaraaken ready to set sail from Gudvangen.
Two hours in the arctic breeze: no pain no gain
Sea fluidity at low temperatures
Foam and snow, leaving the Nærøyfjord
Fanaraaken mirroresque roof (click it to magnify this amazing view)
Sliding into the Aurlandsfjord
Approaching our goal: the village of Flåm.
Don’t miss fjord cruising next time you visit Norway! Click each picture to enlarge. Pictures show with D800 plus 16-35 mm f/4
The Oslo – Bergen train track runs for more than 500 km in a beautiful white wonderland. From the sea level up to 1,222 meters in Finse, through enchanted forests, ski resorts and national parks.
Villages and forests in the Mjøndalen region, still close to Oslo
Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell natural reserve
Finse ski resort: no trees anymore at just 1,222 m.s.l
Caravans and frozen boats down in the Voss region
Bergen fjord and its fisherman houses: back at sea level
All pictures shot on the running train from an exceptionally clear window with the Nikon 50 mm f/1.4 G
[tip] mount the lens hood and place it on contact with the window to avoid (almost) all reflections. Click each picture to enlarge.
Oslo water front in a generous, summer-like day, despite the winter season.
Dream and reality
Benches on Oslo water front
Oslo city hall
Sunset on Oslo fjord
Compare this daylight with the colder light of the previous frosty day. Click each picture to enlarge.