Exploring the Fjords of Norway

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stemic01, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Long timer

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    Beautiful photos, gorgeous country! I hope to visit Norway in June 2014 to visit my grandfather's hometown - and homeland - for the first time.
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  2. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    You should - let me know if you get over to the west coast!
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  3. petervdc

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    I did most of this roads in 2010 and this summer.
    Beautiful pics you have made !!

    And, sure, i am going back again :-)
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  4. Schussboelie

    Schussboelie Been here awhile

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    I'll be coming the west coast from Nordkapp around teh second week of June 2014...
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  5. Redkrouge

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    Amazing and beautiful

    Merci :clap
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  6. RoadGrime

    RoadGrime Been here awhile

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    Jøss!! veldig fin!!
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  7. Tarmac Terrorist

    Tarmac Terrorist Adventurer

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    Fantastic report, especially the photography. I spent almost 3 weeks touring in Norway in 2011 and loved every minute of it, probably the most beautiful place I have been, especially the Western Fjords. Big thumbs up for "allmansratten" and the "buy a coffee travel mug and refill for FREE at any Statoil" - heaven on earth for a cold caffeine addict on a motorbike!
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  8. leafman60

    leafman60 Long timer

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    One of the best threads on ADV !
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  9. cvcaelen

    cvcaelen Guzzi-rider

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    Norway was high on my to-do list,
    but after seeing these postcard worthy pictures,
    I have to put it on top of that list.

    Like someone wrote: most only know the shortest, fastest way to the Nordkapp,
    but miss all the beauty of the Fjords.

    Thanks for the report :clap
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  10. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Awesome photos, really enjoyed that. Thanks
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  11. GAGirlMissingMyRide

    GAGirlMissingMyRide Adventurer

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    Your photography is gorgeous - what a beautiful country you live in !!! Jealous - would love to see the fjords. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. ishmac

    ishmac Been here awhile

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    Steve;

    AWESOME ride report and utterly sublime photography -- wOw.

    Can I ask which camera/lens were used to capture the stunning photography?


    Very best wishes;
    Peter
    Scotland
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  13. TheNorthernMonkey

    TheNorthernMonkey Clueless n00b

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    This picture wins you 1 x internets :clap
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  14. Norrie

    Norrie n00b

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    Stunning Photos Steve and RR


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  15. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    Thanks to all of you for kind words. New photos coming up from spring and later :)
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  16. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    Different equipment and combinations. Mostly with my "small" equipment which I keep in my Tank bag. For some trips I bring the big guns!

    It is a mix from this list:
    - Canon EOS 600D
    - Canon EOS 1Ds MIV
    - Canon 16-35 f2,8
    - Canon 24-70 f2,8
    - Canon 70-200 f2,8 IS
    - Sigma 55-200 (Cheaper plastic lens)
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  17. rryd

    rryd Adventurer

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    Thanks Steve.
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful country.
    I needed some inspiration and now i know where to go exploring this summer.
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  18. Luke308

    Luke308 Been here awhile

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    I nominate this entire thread to Front Page Photo status! :clap
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  19. Crown Imperial

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    Do you mostly only take pictures in good weather? or is the weather that time of year really always that good?
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  20. stemic01

    stemic01 Steve Royset

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    CI: The weather along the coast keeps changing and is quite unpredictable. But during summer we usually get some periods of good weather. Since we live in Norway, and I also have a a car, I would ride mostly when there is dry road. For me the weather is not a big issue at summer. If you plan to ride in Norway, I would recommend bringing some waterproofs - just in case. Remember that temperatures are lower than further south in Europe too.