Vera Frisch

A Photo Guide around the World

North Norway

... or also known as polar or northern lights.

As a fan of the Nordics one territory was missing on my bucket list so I decided in 2019 to change this. Within 12 days I drove from Tromsø via Reisafjord, Alta, Honningsvåg to the North Cape and spend some relaxing days at the end of the trip at Årøybuktneset, Lyngseidet. It was a wonderful trip with a lot of great nature and the most spectacular northern lights I have seen so far.


In addition, we had a great time at the northernmost distillery in the world. If you will ever be in this region, I highly recommend having a stop at the Aurora Spirit Distillery and book a Whisky tasting and/or a Distillery Tour. Besides a beautiful landscape scenery, it is also impressive to taste the great spirits which are produced from local herbs, berries and glacier water. As we were staying in this region out of season, we were very honoured to have the Whiskey Tasting with the CEO himself and the day after the Head Distiller showed us around in his holy halls.


Back of the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
View from Storsteinen
On the way from Tromsø to Sørkjosen
Along the E6 on the way to Alta
Northern Lights Cathedral, Alta
On the way from the North Cape to Honningsvåg
Kirkeporten, Skarsvåg - it's quite a hike but it's worth it.
Hammerfest
With Hurtigruten from Hammerfest to Skjervøy: View from the Sea
With Hurtigruten from Hammerfest to Skjervøy: View from the Sea
German WWII bunker in Årøybuktneset. The Wehrmacht built the bunker as part of the "Lyngen-line".
Årøybuktneset
Aurora Spirit Distillery, Årøybuktneset
View from Storsteinen over Tromsø
First day, first nothern lights with view from Storsteinen, Tromsø
Along the E6 on the way to Alta
71° 10´ 21", The North Cape or Nordkapp
Gjesvær
With Hurtigruten from Hammerfest to Skjervøy: View from the Sea
View to Lyngen Alps on E6 from Skjervøy to Lyngseidet
Årøybuktneset
A sense of northern lights, Årøybuktneset
View from Storsteinen over Tromsø
View from Storsteinen over Tromsø
You can find small waterfalls like this along the road E6
Along the E6 on the way to Alta
71° 10´ 21", The North Cape or Nordkapp
On the way to Kirkeporten the remainings of a Sami tent, Skarsvåg
Kirkeporten, Skarsvåg
Hammerfest
With Hurtigruten from Hammerfest to Skjervøy: View from the Sea
View to Lyngen Alps on E6 from Skjervøy to Lyngseidet
Årøybuktneset
Årøybuktneset
Årøybuktneset

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