Chasing Northern Lights II


As currently a real nice gale is building up outside with howling winds and later on sleet showers (brr… staying inside is a nice option Zwinkerndes Smiley) I have some time to share more impressions.

The huts we are in are located beautifully directly at the edge of the water

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And somehow, I cannot help myself, this seems like the appropriate method of transportation here…

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Optionally you can do the manual approach either, of course Zwinkerndes Smiley

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In heavy snow and uphill this is some fun, but can be quite strenuous as well…

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The countryside has only sparse vegetationDSC_4265

and the birches are small and crippled by wind, frost and snow…

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And again – 10 min later the whole scenery changes when the sun comes out Smiley

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Just pure fresh white snow

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After hiking a bit we decided to stock up a bit on alcoholic beverages and for this (as you can buy wine and stronger beer only in the State shop) we went to Tromso… Some houses still are a bit older and stylish yet most of the city is rather non-descript

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Especially the very, very blue light is amazing – as soon as the sun is away you see the lack of UV-light extremely much

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The bridge in the background is the one we have to cross from “our” island (some 40 km north of Tromso) – very nice on a windy day Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Coming back at night the illuminated ski track is quite a sight

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Finally back at the hut we were lucky – sky was clear and a faint light was visible Smiley

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This is a very, very weak version of aurora borealis…

Some mountains as a backdrop

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And the light rising

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It can be extremely faint and just a hint of light

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or quite well visible

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our telephone pole Smiley

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Colour games

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more…

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Tonight the intensity is supposed to be very strong (ok, 5 out of 10, yesterday it was 2 / 10), just the weather is abysmal. Let’s see what this is going to bring…

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