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

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gjesværstappan (16)

This is a group of islands Gjesværstappan, seen from Gjesvær.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stockfish (15)

This is stockfish drying on wooden racks in Honnigsvåg. It is usually cod and it takes 2-3 months to dry it. It is possible to buy it in supermarkets in small plastic bags. The taste and the smell is pretty intense.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Foggy Cape (14)

This is North Cape seen from Kirkeporten (Skarsvåg). It was windy, cold and it was raining like hell, but I really enjoyed the hike (it's not really far, but it is not just next to the road either). You can also see the characteristical North Cape Horn.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bryggeria (13)

This is our local pub, Bryggeria. On Saturday nights it is usually quite full. What I really like about it is that you are not allowed to smoke there. This law was introduced in Norway some time ago and I have to say that it feels great when you don't stink after coming back and when you can actually breathe in the pub.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Nordvågen (12)

This photo was taken in Nordvågen, in one of the four fishing villages of the island, very close to Honningsvåg.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The summer is over (11)

The summer is definitely over. However, today it was quite sunny again (the photo was taken a few days ago).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nordnorge (10)

This is how it looks like when the Hurtigruten ship arrives in the town.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ice bar (9)

This is a big tourist atraction here in H. You can get drinks in ice glasses there:)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In the evening (8)

This is what Honningsåg looks like in the evening. Even though the time of the midnight sun is already over this year, it still doesn't get completely dark.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Vinmonopolet (7)

"Vinmonopolet" is the only kind of shop in Norway in which you can buy wine or vodka. This one in Honningsvåg is the only one here within 200 kilometers!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Polar bear in Hammerfest (6)

This is a polar bear in Hammerfest. It is standing with its back directed to the city. People say it is because the artist wasn't paid enough and got angry.
Hammerfest is the northernmost city of Europe on the mainland.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

More nature (36)

One more photo taken some time ago during my hike to Knivskjelodden.

Puffin (5)

This is a puffin flying somewhere near the Gjesværstappan which is a group of islands not far from Honningsvåg and not far from Magerøya island. There is about 1 million of them spending the summer here. For wintertime they go to the north. They come back every year on 14.04., approximately at the same time of the day, even in the leap year!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sami camp (4)

This is the camp of Sami people. It belongs to Nils and his wife Anna and they have reindeer there and a souvenir shop.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Storgata (3)

This is the main street in Honningsvåg, Storgata.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Post office (2)

This is the post office in Honningsvåg.