Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Summer holiday no 2 - North of Norway

WARNING: Picture heavy post... I feel that the best way of describing this holiday is to let the photos speak for me. I took tons of pictures on this trip so I had a really hard time picking out just a few to put on here.... (click on the photos to see them bigger)

So here it is, as promised... my post about my 2nd summer trip this year. (You can read about the first trip here.) This time, the girls and I, hubby had to stay at home and work... went to the north of Norway. I have a lot of family up north, and I hadn't been visiting any of them since 1998... so I guess it was about time.We travelled together with my parents (and their camper van).
We went far north... past the Arctic circle....
... up north, to where all the beautiful mountains are...
...and to our first destination: my cousins wedding.
During the wedding the girls were at their best behaviour and in their best dresses looking gorgeous! Well... at least before dinner...
...after dinner they were - still in their best dresses- running around, climbing trees...
...swinging in the monkey bars...
...and jumping off the swings... I think they had a GREAT time!
After the wedding we headed further north to visit some more family, with the ultimate destination being my brother and his girlfriend on Andenes.
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We did lots of different things during our 2 1/2 week trip. Like...
...picking sea shells, playing with them and sorting them... enjoying all the different colours and shapes. Maja even found this beautiful sea porcupine (is that what it's called?)...
...playing in the white sand at the beach and enjoying the sunshine....
...swimming in the (ice cold) sea...
...and fishing.
The mountains and the colours in the north has always fascinated me...
Look at the bright turquoise of the sea together with the vivid pink flowers... isn't it just lovely?!
...even the mist can be beatiful...

...and not to forget the midnight sun! Here it's almost "touching" the sea... wow... It blows my mind every time I see it... It's just so beautiful the photos can't do it justice, it has to be seen!
We even met some trolls on our way... and the girls weren't scared at all... haha...
That's the end of my trip. There is still much to say, and photos to show, but I think this will do. If you haven't had enough, head over to this post on my mum's blog to see/read some more.

13 comments:

Tofo said...

Et nydelig knippe med bilder fra andre del av ferien din! Ja det er fantastisk flott i Nord, obs iallefall til Bodø. (Har ikke vært lengre.) Men ser jo en del på dine fine bilder!

Har trykket på alle og virkelig nytt de;-)

Klem!

Tofo said...

Glemte å si at det var virkelig nyyyydelige bilder av jentene!

;-)

Tofo said...

Hei igjen!
Så flott at du ble kvitt allergien! Hvis symptomene kommer tilbake skal jeg gå rett til homeopat jeg også.
Takk for tipset!

Matja said...

Wow,så masse flotte ferie bilder.Mange år siden jeg var nordpå.Er enig,lyset og fargene er helt fantastisk der.Ha en flott kveld:)

sipusa said...

nordnorge er flott da! *drømme*

Sonja said...

Gratulerer med ny blogg. Nå kan du virkelig kose deg med sidebloggen.
Gleder meg til å se både kort og håndarbeider i grupper der.

Den turen vi hadde i sommer var flott. Ypperlig å ha huset på ryggen. Jentene var virkelig flinke på de lange kjøreturene vi hadde. Har hatt med "skrytebilder" i syforening i dag. Alle syntes det var gøy å se og de var veldig nyskjerrig på hvordan vi hadde det i bobilen.
Klem fra mamma

Ginger Patches said...

Beautiful pictures! I agree the only way to share a vacation is to show it!! O.k. I'm gonna go check out your mom's blog :)

sol said...

Det er nydelig nordpå, bildene dine ga meg virkelig lyst til å reise nordover igjen.

Guttemamma said...

LItt skikkelig Norgesreklame er jo ikke å forakte:-)

Tessa said...

Å himel så stilig det oppi treet bildet var!! God helg til deg også!! *klem*

lineroxy said...

Åååh, fantastiske Nord-Norge! :) Lett å se at dere hadde en fin tur. Dere valgte jommen rett del av Norge å feriere i også, er jo i nord alt det fine været har vært! :)
Koselig å se bilder, jentene dine er kjempeskjønne altså. Hadde lett blitt med dem på klatreferd i et tre ;)

Anne said...

Hi, Tonje! Great photos! I especially like the one of the wedding couple making their toast! :-)

Helen said...

Thanks for linking my candy - good luck!
Helen x