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8 days till the sun comes back in Northern Norway – Polar night sunset picture

January 13th, 2008 · 29 Comments

8 days till the sun comes back in Northern Norway - Polar night sunset picture
The sun will reappear in 8 days, here in Northern Norway, and it will be first sighted between those small mountain peaks on the left in the picture. Can’t wait for it to happen 🙂
But the light can be very magical during the dark season too. Just like in this photo where suddenly the sky turned red.

The same mountain can be seen in this picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0,01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/5,6
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Clouds · Coast · Fjord · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow · Winter

29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 techfun // Jan 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    That is gorgeous! You should schedule tours up there right before the sun returns so people can come experience it.

  • 2 hixster // Jan 14, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Wow,beautiful light, sky and landscape, it wonderful to hear about the way life is further up north and that you are looking forward to the sun coming back. Id love to shoot some photos in Norway it looks like a fantastically beautiful place to live.

    Like your pictures, very nice!

  • 3 Claire // Jan 14, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Now that is worth mountain walking and getting sweaty for 🙂

  • 4 bluedreamer // Jan 14, 2008 at 6:35 am

    wow it was so wonderful the picture was so refreshing and relaxing
    by the way sir i just gave you an “interesting blog award in my blog
    it is for thankyou for giving me the enjoyment in your blog

  • 5 ShadowKnight // Jan 14, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Thomas you are surrounded by truly magical scenery. I envy you in that. However, you can keep the cold.

  • 6 chrome3d // Jan 14, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Wonderful landscape with great clouds! You have a great site.

  • 7 BioTecK // Jan 14, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Love this photo! Gives you a calm and relax feeling!

  • 8 bernie kasper // Jan 14, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    That must be an amazing sight the colors are beautiful 🙂

  • 9 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Jan 14, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I’ll bet you can’t wait for those 8 days to pass. But in the meantime, you are definitely capturing the magic of the dark season. Thank you sharing much for sharing that magic.

  • 10 Bethany // Jan 15, 2008 at 2:59 am

    That’s beautiful. I guess the “sunrise” and “sunset” are pretty much at mid-day this time of year up there?

    I can’t imagine living in a place where you don’t see the sun for weeks! I can’t even work indoors all day in the winter without getting depressed. Sunlight is my friend. 🙂

  • 11 maline // Jan 15, 2008 at 3:32 am

    amazing and so beautiful!

  • 12 A Week In The Life of A Redhead // Jan 15, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Oh my … having to wait for the sun to return… no wonder my best friend here from Norway lives to lay out in the sun.
    Catherine, the redhead

  • 13 Marlene // Jan 15, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Very enchanting picture! You’ve done a great job. Btw, your entrecard is showing in my widget. Thanks for advertising on my blog.

  • 14 Zarquon // Jan 15, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Welcome back to the land of the enlightened!

  • 15 Azlynn // Jan 16, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Wow! It’s gorgeous! I love it!

  • 16 JJ Loch // Jan 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    The colors are extra-ordinary!!!

    Hugs, JJ

  • 17 Laura // Jan 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Another amazing shot, thanks for sharing!

  • 18 Ago // Jan 17, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Simply Magic! Cheers

  • 19 SoupNumber5 // Jan 17, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    That is very cool. I used to work for a Denmark company. The main VP was from Norway. He was a very smart guy and loved to drink. I could never keep up with him.

  • 20 Brangus Weir // Jan 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I need to visit your blog more. Better yet, I should plan to visit Norway itself. You should consider yourself privilaged to live there!

  • 21 sam // Jan 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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  • 22 BobG // Jan 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    That’s a lot prettier than winters around here. A lot colder, too, I imagine.

  • 23 RennyBA // Jan 17, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    What a beautiful picture of red light – really shows the beauty of the landscape. Do you call them mackerel skies?

  • 24 Jerz // Jan 17, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    good one 🙂 great expousure and contrast.

  • 25 portorikan // Jan 19, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Beautiful!

  • 26 arjaeuse // Jan 20, 2008 at 5:05 am

    I like peaceful places for unwinding…. that was nice photos. http://whywomencry.blogspot.com Thanks

  • 27 alias inkhorn // Jan 26, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I don’t know still what is more surprising to me, the beauty of the northern sunset you capture through the lens or the fact that all your photos startle me out of this synthetic urban life and keep my attention 🙂 Divno! .ink.

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  • 29 Vivid // Mar 12, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    absolutely gorgeous. I plan to come there but when it’s always night 🙂