Summer Island is a beautiful little coastal town in Tromsø’s west. It’s one of my most favourite hideaways as the ocean views are spectacular. Because of the coastal weather the panoramas change constantly in colour and atmosphere. Every visit brings a new perspective of the beauty and majesty of Tromsø’s best kept secret. Sommarøy is […]
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Nature is everywhere! If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this little fella flew all the way over to Phoenix, Arizona, for the winter. We shot this little butterfly (with the camera) on our trek through the rock carvings at Tennes, Norway, in September. Today I had a peek at my friends’ pictures […]
The white Balsfjord Church in Tennes was at the end of town right next to the fjord. It was so quiet, you could almost hear the sun. Across the road is a memorial cemetery with 11 graves of notable church members and a monument to the townsfolk who lost their lives in the war. It […]
The Balsfjord Church still stands proud today and remains a gathering place for the locals, however, travellers use it as a marker to make a journey back in time. … In 1799 Professor Martin Vahl from the Copenhagen University, and the first botanist to travel to Northern Norway, found a stag-like figure carved in rock on a farm in Balsfjord.