Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Some summer holiday shots from Norway # part 7.

Some summer holiday shots captured between Bodø and Moskenes in Lofoten from a ferry.

Bodø is a city and municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway.
The city of Bodø was established as a municipality January 1, 1838.
Bodø, located just north of the Arctic Circle, is the largest city in Nordland, and the second largest in North Norway.
The city lies just north of the
Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from June 2 to July 10. Due to atmospheric refraction, there is no true polar night in Bodø, but because of the mountains south of Bodø, the sun is not visible from the city from early December to early January. Average number of sunhours in Bodø is highest in June with 221 hours; May averages 218 and August 167, while March gets 114, October 54 and December only 0.4 (source:, 1961-90).
As the northern terminus of
Nordlandsbanen, Bodø is the northern end of the railroad network of Norway. However, travellers going further north will often switch to a corresponding bus in Fauske bound for Narvik. There is also a railway from Narvik to Kiruna in Sweden, and further into the Swedish rail network. The railway station opened in 1961. Bodø Airport lies two km outside the city centre and was opened in 1952. The airport served 1 308 000 passengers in 2004. Ferries run between Bodø and the Lofoten Islands.

Moskenes is a municipality in the county of Nordland, Norway. Moskenes is a part of Lofoten.
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Moskenes ("Muskenes" 1567), since the first church was built there. The meaning of the first element is unknown, the last element is nes n 'headland'.
Moskenes is among the most scenic municipalities in all Norway, and the picturesque fishing villages of Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen, Moskenes, Å and Tind have a dramatic backdrop of jagged peaks rising above the Vestfjord.
Between Lofotodden, the southwestern tip of the Lofoten chain, and the offshore island of
Mosken, there is the tidal current of Moskstraumen. This is better known internationally as the Maelstrom, feared by all sailors. On the isolated north western coast of the island, there are also interesting stone age cave paintings. The highest mountain is Hermannsdalstinden 1,029 m (3300 ft).


RuneE said...

Det var skikkelige Lofotbilder! Kjente meg igjen både først og sist, selv om det er mange år siden jeg var "skikkelig" i Bodø sist. Fergen har jeg dog ikke tatt - men har video av den på vei mot Moskenes.

Jeg ser du nå utnytter skjermen min maksimalt (1280 *1024), men det går bra. Jeg ville tro at du pakker bildene mer enn jeg gjør, selv om det er vanskelig å sammen ligne med så "blå" bilder. Fant et med mye natur som lå så vidt under 200 K. Det pleier å være grensen min på bilder med maks 800 horisontalt. Det er også det mine største er vist som. Kanskje jeg burde pakke mer?

Veldig bra!!

Daniel J Santos said...


Ackworth Born said...


brings back memories of our own cruises - not to quite the same places but some were similar.

Marcos Santos said...

My friend John

Nice! You took advantage of great vacation.

Hugs from Rio de Janeiro

Louise said...

Very beautiful pictures. I'm impressed by some of the boats. (And a little jealous!) The water is so beautiful. So calm, but not quite smooth.

T and S said...

Beautiful series, it brought back memories of the ferry trip I did in Phuket last year...

Anonymous said...

fantastic places, excellent photos. so great memories. well done

Ida said...

Norge på sitt beste - igjen!
Utrolig flott serie!
Du lager god Norgesreklame.
Tipper at flere av dine bloggvenner utenfor landet vårt lokkes til å ta en tur.

Anonymous said...

It seems like a very large community with so many shots to look at. Nice work. Thanks for visiting my blog, John.

Louis la Vache said...

John, your photos make us feel as if we are right there with you! This was a very enjoyable tour!

this too will pass said...

lovely pictures of a beautiful land