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

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.