The Ferry to Svartisen

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Here’s another post about Svartisen:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/svartisen-glacier-with-a-cherry-on-top/

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Svartisen Glacier (With a Cherry on Top)

Svartisen Glacier, Norway.

Svartisen Glacier, Norway.

Svartisen is a collective term for two glaciers located in northern Norway. The first element is svart ‘swart, black’, the last element is the finite form of is m ‘ice; glacier’. The old ice of the glacier is considerably darker than fresh ice and newfallen snow.

Here’s more info from Wikipedia:

The system consists of two separate glaciers,

    Vestre (western) Svartisen (221 km2), which is the second largest glacier on the Norwegian mainland (there are larger glaciers on Svalbard) after Jostedalsbreen
    Østre (eastern) Svartisen (148 km2), which is the country’s fourth largest.

Svartisen is part of Saltfjellet-Svartisen national park, located in the Saltfjell mountain range.

Water from the glacier is collected and used for hydropower production via runoff into the streams and lakes and through intakes borred beneath Engabreen.

Svartisen.
Svartisen er Norges nest største isbre, og dekker et areal på om lag 370 kvadratkilometer. Under Den lille istid på midten av 1700-tallet var Svartisen én sammenhengende isbre, men er i dag delt i to: øst- og vestisen. Breen strekker seg gjennom kommunene Rana, Meløy og Rødøy, alle i Nordland fylke.
Navnet Svartisen kommer fra den gamle betegnelsen «Svartis», som beskriver den karakteristiske dype blåfargen i isen, med kontrast til den hvite snøen. Ismassene viser et spekter av blåtoner, fra transparent is, til turkis og mørkt blått.
Polarsirkelen går over søndre del av breen. – Wikipedia

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

Today Was a Good Day

For this week’s WordPress’ photo challenge, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to “select and share a series of photographs. You can piece together what you consider an ideal day, recount a memorable day, tell a (visual) story, or show us some of your favorite things.”

Here are some photos from my trip to Sandhornøya in North of Norway this summer.

I have an insanely large amount of photos from this trip and I’ll probably share more later. Check out WordPress’ post for more “good day photos”: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/today-was-a-good-day/

Now we’re heading out for what’ll hopefully be another good day and try to capture some new shots. Enjoy your Sunday!

Find your inspiration at Sandhornøya

Fishing outside Sandhornøya. (Shot 22:17 at night).

Fishing outside Sandhornøya. (Shot 22:17 at night).

Sandhornøya is a mountainous island in the municipality of Gildeskål in Nordland county, Norway. The 103-square-kilometre island is located south of the town of Bodø near the entrance to the Saltfjorden. Source: Wikipedia

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/inspiration/