Scandinavia February 2012

I've finally had the chance to work through the collection of photographs I took on my Scandinavian tour in February 2012.

There were four phases to the tour.

1.  Following the railways along the 60N line - starting in Stockholm (59.3N), going west to Oslo(59.9N) and then to Bergen (60.4N).  Flickr.

2. Going North (and East) along the Norwegian coast on the Hurtigruten ship MS Lofoten, from Bergen to Kirkenes (70N, 30E) then back South to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. Flickr

3. Exploring the Lofoten Islands (based in Svolvaer) Flickr

4. Exploring the Faroe Islands (based in Torshavn) Flickr

Aurora Log 2012 (updated to end March)

Having now seen (and photographed) the Northern Lights several times this year, I thought it was time to put together a log of where and when I'd seen the Mirrie Dancers

22 January Virkie, Shetland
Flickr set
15 February Kjollefjord, Norway
15 February Svolvaer, Lofoten
Flickr set
15 March Whalsay, Shetland
Flickr set
16 March Virkie, Shetland
17 March Virkie, Shetland
Flickr set
30 March 00:46 Oulanka National Park, Finland
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30 March 23:06 Oulanka National Park, Finland
31 March Oulanka National Park, Finland
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