When your friends want to visit a Christmas market and you convince them to come to Tromsø but then you decide that actually Senja would be even more special to visit in the winter - and they say yes! Sorry I hijacked your annual Christmas market trip 🎄🎁 @catriona_mac @vivboyack but these past few days exploring the Senja region have been like real life magic. We spent our first couple of nights in this beautiful lighthouse on the water and now I’m dreaming up ways that we can live here forever. Or at least we need to come back in the spring - and summer and autumn! Though I secretly think that December on Senja might be the most magical time of the year. The sun never rises, but the arctic light is so beautiful, plus we got to enjoy all the winter activities (like husky sledding and aurora chasing !!). What do you think - would you visit Northern Norway in the winter? ❄️🌌☃️ @norwegianwild.as @visitsenjaregion
And with the coming of winter, it is time to look back at the previous summer, and remember how nice it was with long days, especially in the north, where the sun doesn’t set at all. This particular picture was taken at around 01:00 on the island of Senja in northern Norway. On days like these, when the weather is fine, the midnight sun covers the mountains with a warm, yellow veil of light. It’s funny to imagine that beyond those mountains you see is nothing but ocean all the way up to Svalbard, at about 77 degrees north. And they say the arctic is cold?
Sakrisøy is one of the many fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands and is known for its remarkably coherent assembly of yellow cabins. After the Reinebringen hike we just had to pull over and enjoy the scenery. 🏔🏘