Tag: norway

Feb 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: This is Norway

Picture of the Day: This is Norway

THIS IS NORWAY Photograph by Simo Räsänen In this fantastic capture we see Vøringfossen, one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway, and Måbødalen, a wild and narrow valley located in Eidfjor, Hordaland. The waterfall drops a total of 182 meters (597 ft) with a major drop of 145 meters (475 ft).…

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Jan 9, 2013

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

The Biggest Bonfire in the World

To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice)…

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Nov 19, 2012

An Incredible Photo Tour of Norway

An Incredible Photo Tour of Norway

Photographer Zbigniew Wantuch recently shared his portfolio of amazing work with the Sifter and it is through his lens that we get to experience the natural beauty of Norway. Currently working as a photojournalist for the local newspaper, Zbigniew lives in one of the northernmost cities in the world, Hammerfest, Norway. Below you will…

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Nov 9, 2012

Picture of the Day: Snowmobiling the Norway-Sweden Border

Picture of the Day: Snowmobiling the Norway-Sweden Border

SNOWMOBILING THE NORWAY-SWEDEN BORDER Photograph by haqbar on Reddit In this incredible photograph by haqbar on Reddit, we see a rider preparing to snowmobile across a section of the Norway-Sweden border. The 1,200 pixel tall image is reminiscent of the popular ‘wait for it‘ pic. The photo above was taken in February…

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May 5, 2012

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction of the Century

Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no Opened on July 7, 1989, the Atlantic Road is a National Tourist Route and was honoured as Norway’s Construction of the Century in 2005. The Atlantic is an 8.3 kilometer (5.2 miles) section of Country Road 64 which runs between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde, the…

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Mar 9, 2010

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

PREIKESTOLEN aka PREACHER’S PULPIT aka PULPIT ROCK Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every…

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