Last night I finally found time to watch a little independent film I'd heard of while in Norway, called 'North of the Sun'. It's a fantastic documentary created by two young Norwegian lads who decided to spend a year on a beach in northern Norway. They passed the time by surfing (yes, during winter, above the Arctic Circle!), collecting any rubbish which washed up and building a hut to live in with it. In the end, they collected over 3 tonnes of garbage, which got airlifted out by a local company.
So, long story short - we found out about this film after visiting the beach these guys stayed on, and some locals told us all about it.
Watching the film last night got me all motivated to finish up my Norway photos from our recent trip, so lucky you - here they are!
Rocky streams such as this are no less beautiful for being so common among the fjords of the Lofoten Islands. Incidentally, this was also right where we found our first patch of wild blueberries - heaven for Australians!!!!
After spending some time in Sweden, we popped back into southern Norway. On an overnight stop in Finse (part way between Oslo and Bergen) we hiked a couple of hours up to the Hardangarjøkulen glacier. As you can see, still moody!!! Can't recall seeing much sun in Norway...
Our last night in Oslo coincided with the autumn equinox. Each year there is a river torchlight festival, where locals and visitors alike rub shoulders and stroll up and down the river, following lit candles between various art installations, performances and food stalls.
Stay tuned for more photos soon… I have been quite busy lately (more on that soon) but now I am getting right back into it, all for your viewing pleasure!