Annual Vacation to Norway

We are fortunate to visit Norway each year in order to see Truls’ side of the family. Since our girls are now 5 years old, they especially appreciate being able to play with their numerous cousins and chat (in Norwegian, of course) with grandparents, uncles and aunts. This trip was an extra special one because we’d made plans to visit the old family farm many, many hours northwest of Oslo in a valley called Syltedalen. Along the way, we stopped at many well-known sites – Geiranger Fjord, glacier country, Dalsnibba Mountain and more. Norway offers a feast of visual delights for photographers.

The view (and there are many) from the road going down from the family cabin…

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A stave church from 1150…

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Our twins upon arrival at the old family farm. Let’s just say that “camera shy” does not apply to them….

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To see more vacation pics, click on the link below.

We were able to walk right up to one of the “fingers” of a glacier in the area…

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So many gorgeous viewpoints along the fjords…and one of the most famous fjords is Geiranger with several waterfalls to admire along the way…

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The town of Geiranger sits at the very end of the fjord…

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Our twins found this see-thru map high above Geiranger Fjord…

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Looking down onto the town of Geiranger from Dalsnibba Mountain plateau…

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Glad my girls aren’t afraid of heights…or maybe it’s just a false sense of security with the “fence” in place…

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Our circuitous route from Geiranger to Dalsnibba (1500 meters above sea level)…

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More to come…stay tuned.

An original post to Life As We See It, the official blog of Solheim Photography. 


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  • Commercial Tanning BedsJanuary 20, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    Those are some amazing photos you have there. Looks like a good family outing.

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