Summer, autumn and winter photos from Honningsvåg and other places on Magerøya island.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cinema (66)


This is the cinema at the North Cape Hall on the last day of the year 2008. There were 2 Spanish tourists and 2 German tourists today at the North Cape. Plus 2 Guides (one at work, one having holidays and going for the tour for fun) plus 2 (as far as I know there were 2 of them) members of stuff plus 1 bus driver plus 1 snow plough driver plus his son.

Happy New Year 2009!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Narvesen (65)

This is NARVESEN - a Norwegian kiosk. You can find them everywhere, even in such small cities like H-våg.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Theme day: Circles/Spheres (64)


I forgot to sign in for the theme day. But still, this image has to be shared as there is nothing more typical here and it suits with the name of the theme day so well!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


As you have noticed, my dear readers, there aren't too many new entries appearing right now. This situation will remain the same until late December when I go back for some days to the very north of Europe.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Theme day: books (62)

Our theme day is this month books. When you look at my photo you wouldn't probably say at first that it is a book. But in fact it is one. On this fence the Sami reindeer owner have written down the amount of the reindeer missing. These numbers are quite big - every family needs 800-1000 to make their living from it, so it's not little when 107 animals are missing (even if this is the total number for 5 families who own reindeer living on Magerøya). Unfortunately I forgot to ask Nils about these numbers as it was a day full of experiences (see here, and here), so I can't say more about it.

The reason for posting this particular photo is that - as I'm not in Norway anymore - I have a quite limited amount of pictures to choose from (it is also the reason for posting less frequently).

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kindergarten (61)

This is the kindergarten in Honningsvåg.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sardinian pasta (60)

This is original pasta from Sardinia. It's not really possible to get this kind of stuff up there on the island Magerøya unless you have flatmates who bother to bring such delicious pieces of their home country with them!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Yoik (59)

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This is a very famous yoiker, but I don't remember his name (what a shame...). The photo was taken in September, during the party after the opening of the North Cape Film Festival.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Reindeer on the road! (58)

Such an image is nothing unusual in northern Norway, but the tourists enjoy it a lot. Once you've seen enough reindeer it starts being anoying as the animals don't react when the cars come. If nothing else helps and they don't want to go away, try barking.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nils, his reindeer and his tent (56)

I promised to say more about the photo from the 1.10. It was a tent, in fact, but those of you who thought it was a circus tent were wrong (however, I have to admit, that it was pretty creative to think that it might belong to a circus). It was a tent which belongs to Nils and his family. As we know each other, I was even invited to stay there overnight after the reindeer culling (I was told by some people that "slaughtering" is too strong and "culling" should be used instead but I am still not completely convinced) which I however eventually haven't done. And the special thing about the tent (lavvu in Sami) from the photo from 1.10. is that it's so modern. The tents shown to the tourists look like the one on today's picture. Until that very day when we went to Nils' place I didn't realise that such modern lavvus exist! They are MUCH warmer than the traditional version (they stop the wind completely) and there is no smoke inside.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Theme day: lines (55)

Our theme day is this month lines. You can make guesses what is in the photo and what is so special about it. You have three days for that, I'll comment the photo on the 4.10.

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Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Ilse, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Cape Town, South Africa by JSB, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Chateaubriant, France by trieulet, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Ram N, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Edwardsville (IL), USA by Mdflores, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Franschhoek, South Africa by JSB, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hangzhou, China by Chanin, Helsinki, Finland by PPusa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Honningsvag, Norway by J., Hyde, UK by Gerald, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Islip (NY), USA by Bettye, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Karwar, India by Yogesh, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, La Antigua, Guatemala by Rudy, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Madrid, Spain by Tr3nta, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Manila, Philippines by Hilda, Manila, Philippines by Anthony, Melbourne, Australia by John, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Middletown (MD), USA by Bernie, Milton, New Zealand by Milton Daily Photo, Milwaukee (WI), USA by karl, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Scott, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Molfetta, Italy by saretta, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Muizenberg, South Africa by Pentaxjunkie, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Eric, Paris, France by Elsa, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pensacola (FL), USA by P J, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Andrew Foderaro, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Prague, Czech Republic by kakna, Quezon City, Philippines by ann pablo, Quincy (MA), USA by slim, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Roanoke (VA), USA by Tanya, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by Burd Zel Krai, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Telluride (CO), USA by mtsrool, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Test City (MA), USA by , Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bus stop (54)

This is what a typical bus stop in Norway looks like.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Boat (53)

One more photo from Gjesvær.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Velkommen (52)

This boat is hanging on one of the houses in Gjesvær. You have already seen the house in the post number 19.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

NORTH CAPE 680 KM (51)

This sign is situated in Rovaniemi (Finland), at the Arctic Circle, in the Santa Claus village. I went there in 2005 and back then I really didn't think I would ever go to the North Cape, it seemed to be sooo far away... :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Arctic hotel (50)

This hotel seems to be closed. This is a pity, as there are about 200.000 tourist coming to the North Cape every year and it could be a good business. Well, it COULD - apparently they owners of this one haven't managed for some reason to maintain it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gjesvær II (49)

This is a typical picture from Gjesvær. Everyone who has been there whould recognize it. The photo was taken in the middle of August.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cloudy (48)

Photo taken in the middle of September, in the morning, on the way down from the North Cape to Honningsvåg.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hurtigruten II (46)

One more photo from my short Hurtigruten journey on my way home.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Knivskjelodden III (45)

One more sunset. Photo taken on the same day as number 40.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hurtigruten (44)

If you were wondering how people spend their time when they go for a cruise, this is the answer.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

B&W (43)

Photo taken in the morning on the way to Hammerfest (on one of these breakfast tours from Honningsvåg offered by Hurtigruten).

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More aurora (42)

P.S. I have real problems with my Internet connection (I just came back from Norway), that's why the daily photo might appear a bit less frequent than daily now.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bad connection

I have some problems with my Internet connection. The next photo probably tomorrow.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Morning (41)

This photo was taken in the morning on the way from the North Cape to Honningsvåg.

P.S. I'm leaving H. tomorrow. However, there will be some more photos later on.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sunset at Gjesværstappan (40)

I was going with my friends to the North Cape for the opening of the film festival, we were a bit late. However, I am really glad that we had a delay, otherwise this photo wouldn't exist. We still managed to get there on time.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Aurora Borealis (39)

I took this photo yesterday in the centre of H.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reindeer slaughter (38)

The Sami reindeer owners have slaughtered today some of the animals for their own use. Whole families help by this event, even the children. Actually I would have expected something much worse, but it is really done in a relatively calm, quick way. The other reindeer don't see the ones dying.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Last cruise ship (37)

That was the last cruise ship this year in H., on 4.09.2008. Number 102.

Monday, September 8, 2008

More nature (36)

This is one more photo taken during my hike to Knivskjelodden some time ago.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Church (35)

This is the church in Honninsgvåg. It is the only building in the whole region Finnmark which wasn't destroyed during the WWII. Everything else was burnt down as the German army was retreating. People lived in this church for quite some time after the war, they even had a small bakery there!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Neighbours (34)

This is what I saw from my window just a few days ago. There is a baptist church in this house, it is called Betania. They used to rent rooms to people who come to work here in the summer time, but from this year on they don't do it any longer. What is even more interesting, in the house in which I am staying now, downstairs there also used to be a church! I have no idea what kind of church it was, but now it looks pretty abandoned, including the altar and also a very old organ. Unfortunately the owner of the house is going to rent some rooms downstairs and I don't have the access there anymore and I don't have any photos from there.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Noticing board (33)

This photo was taken next to the exit from one of the fishing villages. On the orange board you can see times. In winter, when it is very stormy you have to come at these times to such a board (and also a barrier blocking the road) and wait for a snowplough. Then all the people drive together in a convoy.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fishing boat (32)


Not completely in focus, but I had to hurry up, as the boat was turning and just a few seconds later the light from the boat was directly opposite me.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More stockfish (31)


Here you can see some more stockfish. These were bought by my flatmate. It is so hard that you have to use either hammer or axe to get the eatable part out.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Endless road (30)


This is one of the endless roads in Finnmark. This one leads to the North Cape. It is very hard to hitch-hike there, especially if you are more than just one person.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Theme day: sister cities (29)

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Our theme day is this month sister city. Honningsvåg doesn't have a sister city. I guess it is just too small. But we have here our great attraction: the North Cape. That's why I though that it would be nice if Colares, a city with about 7500 inhabitants would become it. In Colares freguesia (it is a local administrative unit in Portugal) there is also a very particular tourist attraction, namely Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Plant (28)

This is a nice plant growing on Knivskjelodden peninsula.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Knivskjelodden II (27)

This is the a-bit-less-famous-than-the-North-Cape-peninsula, Knivskjelodden. Photo taken last year from North Cape plateau on 7.09. at 8:40 p.m.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Rainy (26)

Knivskjelodden (25)

This photo was taken at Knivskjelodden. This peninsula is the real northermost point of Europe. I have also a photo of the peninsula itself, not only of the sign with the name, maybe tomorrow... :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Costa Marina (24)

Photo taken a few days ago as the cruise ship Costa Marina was in the town.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Evening (23)

This cloud made it impossible to see the sunset on Monday. To see the sunset (and also the midnight sun) you have to climb up a mountain.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christmas house (22)

This is the Christmas house in Skarsvåg, open all year round.

Monday, August 25, 2008

More birds (21)

Some cormorants on Gjesværstappan.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Privat parkering (18)

This is also one of the photos from last year. It is very safe here in Norway: people do not lock their houses, do not lock their cars, do not lock their bikes. The only thing they lock are the rubbish bins, so that they are not carried away by the strong wind.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Midnight sun (17)

This photo was taken in July last year around 1 am. To see the midnight sun in H. you have to climb up a mountain. It is possible to see it from May till the end of July.