Sunday, 21 November 2010

weekend in Kåfjord

The 'mørketid' (the dark period when the sun stays below the horizon) is about to start, so this is a good time to catch up with some blogging. The official mørketid in Tromsø lasts from 25. November to 17. January, but as the mountains in the south block the true horizon, we don't actually see the sun from 22. November to 20 January unless you climb a mountain. It is now proper winter here in Tromsø, with about 15 cm of snow, and we have been out skiing a few times (catching the last sun!) in the last 2 weeks. 

Here are some photos from a weekend back in July, one of the few sunny weekends we had this summer. The photos are from a hike to the end of the glacier Noammerjiehkki in the mountains around Kåfjord, about 80 km east of Tromsø.

the valley up from Trollvik

following the ridge to the end of the glacier

Tony showing his sheep-building skills

we reached the glacier Noammerjiehkki

flowers high up in between the rocks

glacier scratches

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