Come Hiking With Me! | Norwegian Landscapes

in photography •  2 months ago

Welcome to one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!

Okay, prepare to get jealous. Yep, I'm serious. This is truly one of the prettiest places I've ever seen. I've never seen anything like it in my life, and this is just a few hours away from where I live. Why haven't I visited this place before?!

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Category#landscapephotography
CameraSony a6000
Lens10-18mm
LightNatural light
LocationBondhus Water
SettingsISO: 100 | 11mm | F/10 | 1/200 sec

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Let's start from the beginning. My mom and I have for a long time said we should go hiking here. It's a very popular hiking route, and I can totally see why. This summer have been so nice. I'm not kidding when I'm saying a normal summer where I live contains rain, wind, cold temperatures, and more rain. Not 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) for weeks!

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First of all, this hike fits all people of all ages. It's not hard at all, there are people with strollers, wheelchairs, bikes, etc. It's a hill, but not steep at all. We walked along a river coming from the glacier, and it was really beautiful. The road in the photo above represents how the road was all the way to the water.

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On our way up, we came across this beautiful part of the river. So peaceful. I went for a swim here when we walked back. You can see a photo of that cold experience further down in this post.

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It's important to follow the signs up the mountain. If you want an easy route, you don't want to end up at the hardest route of them all for example. The routes are divided into categories. Green, blue, red and black. They are explained very well, but they also make a lot of sense. Green = easy, for beginners. Blue = For those with a bit more experience. Red = Experienced hikers. Black = Experts. They're explained in a more detailed way when you google the different hikes.

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Arriving at the water, seriously took my breath away. I was speechless. As I've already said, I've never seen anything like it. Surrounded by these mountains, seeing the glacier at the end, and that crystal blue water. Amazing experience. My mom wasn't that surprised since she had already been there before, but she loved seeing my reaction.

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This is normally where most people take their break and return back. You won't come any further with bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, etc, since the road changes from nice and flat, to rough terrain. We drank some water, ate a snack, and kept on walking. I wanted to see the other side of the water, and we had only been walking for an hour. We wanted to see more. We walked along the water, which is called the "Isvegen", or "Ice road". My mom told me that many years ago, farmers started exporting ice from the glacier to Europe. So they carried it this route. Kinda cool to think about.

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This was the other side of the water. Absolutely stunning! We sat here eating our lunch, and enjoying this view. We thought we actually would get to see the glacier up-close, but we would've had to walk even further. We were happy here, so we sat her for a while before filling our water bottles with glacier water (from a waterfall) and walked back.

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I don't know why, but I completely forgot to put on sunscreen. Stupid I know! Especially with my skin tone. Two million freckles and a skin white as a snowman.. So I got sunburned.. Never forgetting that again!

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I'm ending this post with me struggling to get back up from the ice-cold glacier water! It felt awesome when I got up though!

If you want to read more about this hike, and see a map with the route, check this page out. Just hit that translate button up in the right corner of the page.

I hope you enjoyed reading this very long hiking-post. Leave me a comment if you have any questions, or just feedback. That is very much appreciated! I would also love to see your photos, especially if it contains any form of nature. I love beautiful landscapes.

Kristin.

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This place looks as if a dream come genuine region. Especially as it's not acknowledged to vacationers and so few people stay there... it needs to be great. how did you get to listen about it?

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Yes, it was an absolute dream! Quite a few Norwegians know of this place, not sure about tourists though. My mom told me about this place, but I didn't know it was this amazing! Thanks for the comment my friend! :)

Don't you think its good that you didn't go earlier. I mean you could not share it with us in thins hype. Damn I was literally getting excitement while I was reading. You just perfectly shared your first experience to this place. Now after reading this I too want to visit. You are one hell of a writer. Keep It UP!!

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Yeah, you're absolutely right! Wow, thank you so much! Comments like this really motivates me to keep photographing and writing! And yes, you should definitely visit this place! Thanks a lot for the awesome comment and resteem, I really appreciate it! :)

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Well, quality post always pays off!! You are most welcome.

loving hiking.. i just want to go and want to be lost to be with nature. Salute nature..

OMG this is beautiful click i'm in love with these photographs thank you for sharing!

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :)

Such great pictures, now I want to travel to Norway and go hiking.

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Thank you so much! You should do that, you won't regret it!

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Maybe next year sometime, I will travel to Norway.

Wow... I love this

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Thank you so much! :)

wooow, really this place is beautifull, love it!, excelent post and nice pics. thanks for share your experience.

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment! :)

very refreshing place

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Yes, it truly is!

Omg! I didn't want to be jealous, but here am i, looking at those photos from the corner of my eye 💗💗

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Thank you so much, @joyart! Mission accomplished! <3

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You're welcome

I loved your photos, they are awesome, too beautiful <3

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Thank you so much! Means a lot! <3

yes these are some really nice pictures of that amazing place, i would surely like to go there, nice post, you can help me at akash1singh .
thanks.

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Thank you so much! :) You should definitely visit this place!

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your each pic is via perfect angle.. btw all good @kristinbr