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Hand Fishing Reel in Midnight Sun in Northern Norway

July 23rd, 2020 · Comments Off on Hand Fishing Reel in Midnight Sun in Northern Norway

I was out fishing the other summer night when the sky turned mind blowing.

The photo was photographed on the ocean outside Laupstad, Andørja and the mountains in the horizon is the island Senja (the second largest island in Norway).

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Overcast summer day in Northern Norway

July 20th, 2020 · Comments Off on Overcast summer day in Northern Norway

Even though some summer days can be a bit cloudy they can still provide some spectacular views. Especially on calm days the ocean is a marvel to observe with all its life and a glory.

The picture was taken at Laupstad, Andørja in Troms, and the mountains in the horizon is from the island Grytøya.

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House for rent on Laupstad, Andørja in Northern Norway via airbnb

April 26th, 2015 · Comments Off on House for rent on Laupstad, Andørja in Northern Norway via airbnb

The vacation house for rent is located in a wonderful scenery on Andørja (Ibestad) in Northern Norway with the ocean on one side and steep mountains on the other side. The nature provides lots of possibilities like fishing in the fjord and hiking in the mountains.

The house can be rented over at airbnb or you can contact me via email thomaslaupstad@gmail.com.

Here you can see the house from the mountain range above the house at Laupstad, Andørja:
House for rent on Laupstad, Andørja in Northern Norway via airbnb

Here is what you get by renting the house:

  • Access to the beautiful nature in Northern Norway
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • Kitchen with everything you need
  • Bathroom with shower and washing machine (brand new)
  • Living room with TV and about 40 TV channels

You can see the house on Google Maps streetview:

Here are more pictures of the house in Northern Norway:

house in northern norway for rent
The house has no close neighbours, and has a great location right by the ocean/fjord.

house on andørja for rent
The house is the closest one. The mountain range behind is great for trekking. Picture taken from a fishing spot close to house.

view from balcony
View from the balcony at 11PM when it is almost midnight sun.

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Video of Killer Whales (Orca) hunting herring close to shore at Hamn in Senja, Northern Norway

December 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on Video of Killer Whales (Orca) hunting herring close to shore at Hamn in Senja, Northern Norway

Here is a video of a pack (or packs) of Killer whales (Orcinus orca) hunting fish extremely close to the shore at Senja in Northern Norway. We saw 25 whales or more in this small cove, and they were all hunting herring. The next day we even saw a few Killer whales that almost stranded on a sandy beach, but they rolled back out into the sea.

We even saw some other larger species of whales further out at the sea, but due to low light it was not possible to make out the species of whale. There has been lots of observations of whales hunting herring in Northern Norway at places such as Senja, Andenes and islands by Tromsø. If you get the chance you would definitely go on a whale safari to watch these magnificent creatures.

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Information about the video:
Camera: Apple iPhone 5
Location: Close to Hamn at Senja, Troms in Northern Norway

Here is a phone camera picture of one of the killer whales:

Killer Whales (Orca) hunting herring close to shore at Hamn in Senja, Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 25th December 2013.

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Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway

December 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway

Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

For the first time I have gone out fishing on the sea during the polar night period in Northern Norway. And what an experience that is. Even though we got no sunlight the light can be absolutely beautiful with different colors everywhere as you can see in these photos.

Above you can see how the sky looks in the middle of the day, and below you can see when the sky starts to get darker.
The mountain in the picture is called Drangen and is located on the island Rolla. It is a very picturesque mountain.

Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

But the main reason I went out on the sea was to fish. I was able to catch some nice Christmas cod and even had an Atlantic halibut circling a small cod on my hook. The halibut circled for about 10 rounds before snatching the cod off my hook and then it went back into the cold, dark deep. It was a pity I was not able to catch it, but what an amazing experience!

Picture of Christmas cod
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

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Information about the pictures:
Camera: Apple iPhone 5
Location: At the sea by Laupstad (Andørja) towards Rolla, Troms in Northern Norway

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