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A trip to the mountains in Norway

by stefang
posted 07-18-2010 10:26 PM

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#1 posted 07-18-2010 10:49 PM

great tour mike , there are a few of those thatch (not sure of the term) roof buildings in the door county area in wisconsin – very cool

-- -erik & christy-

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#2 posted 07-18-2010 11:09 PM

I love your tours of the land of my ancestors. Absolutely beautiful country. Thank you for sharing with us.
I always enjoy your photography. You do a great job. Keep it up, Rand

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#3 posted 07-18-2010 11:12 PM

OMG Mike tho’s pictures are simply stunning what beautifull secenary


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 11:15 PM

Thanks so much for sharing the trip pics.

Be sure to let Keith (Kolwdwrkr) know that the artisans on the dragon cabinet DID leave SOME sort of marks that indicate hand-made dovetails ;-)

I’m sorry you have to live in a country that’s so rich in scenery and natural beauty, Mike. I’m sure that’s tough on you :-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 07-18-2010 11:17 PM

My God Mike, after this I have to come up to Stavanger, just show my girlfriend, and she is also in the clouds.
I have been a lot around Rjukan, but this is so amazing.
Yes you will have a visit form Denmak and France I’m sure, perhaps on our honymoon…
Thank you.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 11:24 PM

thank´s for the tour Mike I realy enjoyd it
beautyfull pictures of the fjord and the rest of the landskabe
and for the rest of the shots I liked those with the dragon cabinet
and the bed not that the wagons wasn´t interresting from a mecanic wiew
thank´s once more of bringing memories back from vacations in Norge :—)

take care mike

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#7 posted 07-18-2010 11:44 PM

Great travelogue, Mike. Thanks!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 07-18-2010 11:54 PM

Certainly nothing inappropriate about beautiful photgraphs like these! Thanks!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 07-19-2010 12:17 AM

this is wonderful mike…i love these trips..i love the pictures , this is my kind of country and the old style living..if my back were good…i would enjoy it so much… all the wildlife you have there… didnt answer my question from the last tour…but here i go again…DO YOU HAVE ANY BEARS IN THIS MOUNTAIN COUNTRY..GREAT PICTURES….....look forward to any of these you do

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 07-19-2010 12:45 AM

nice tour mike ,

beautiful country ,
i even got a nap after lunch ,
you live in a great place .

thanks for sharing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-19-2010 12:47 AM

Very beautiful country. Thank you for the tour.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-19-2010 01:02 AM

Really nice post Stefang. How much of the year does it look like that and how long is the land covered with snow?

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 07-19-2010 01:33 AM

Wonderful tour Mike really enjoyed sharing your trip.Thanks so much.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 07-19-2010 07:12 AM

well… I have my passport ready…........... Pity I have to wait for my husband to get his!!!!!!!!!!
Certainly have to put this country on the must see list!!

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 07-19-2010 04:06 PM

Great post! Brings back wonderful memories of Norway and Vesta Fjord in particular . In 1986, I had the unusual opportunity to drive a US Destroyer all the way to Narvik and witnessed the beauty of the mountains and the deep blue waters up close! The USN Spruance Class destroyer draws 9.2 meters of draft and was able to navigate in some very tight channels which gives you an idea of how deep the waters are and how steep the mountains are at the water’s edge! Wonderful place to live! Thanks for a great post.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#16 posted 07-19-2010 04:27 PM

Looks like a fun time. Thanks for posting the great pictures.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#17 posted 07-19-2010 04:48 PM

Thanks for the travelogue. My daughter and family are here, and I am setting up a new computer as well, so not much email and forum messages getting processed. Weather looks nice there. We are in a weather funk with rain two days, sun for one day, rain for three days… know the routine.


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#18 posted 07-19-2010 06:15 PM

Absolutely beautiful. I had no idea that the mountains there were so rocky…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#19 posted 07-19-2010 06:29 PM

I looked at your ref. photo Dave and your’re right it sure is narrow. Not a good place for the helmsman to sleep at the wheel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#20 posted 07-19-2010 08:22 PM

You take good pictures. Nice trip, bet you enjoyed it. thanks for the post.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#21 posted 07-20-2010 07:21 PM

Great tour, Mike. Thanks for sharing. I’d love to come visit Norway when I get the money to visit Mads in Denmark! I will share this with my friends Harald and Bjorg who come to Arizona every winter.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#22 posted 07-21-2010 04:50 AM

Impressive scenery, thanks for the tour.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#23 posted 07-21-2010 01:24 PM

A beautiful country, and a rich cultural heritage. I would love to see it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#24 posted 07-21-2010 01:36 PM

I’ve been Norway once – your photos make me yearn for another visit. Thanks

BYW – what is the timber line elevation there?

-- Joe

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#25 posted 07-21-2010 02:41 PM

Hi Joe. the timber line varies in different parts of Norway. The highest zone is in Sogne area sort of mid Norway 1200m (about 4000ft), while further north it can be as low or lower than 500m (about 1900ft) depending on temperatures which are also affected by winds. We had a mountain cabin in our area on the southwest coast at 550m and the treeline there is about 600m. My conversions aren’t exact, but it will give you an approx. idea. that area gets some pretty ferocious weather in winter with very strong winds and cold temps. I had a plastic sled big enough for an adult to sit in, loaded with wood and big water containers I was pulling up from the parking lot. The wind in my face was so strong that the sled levitated several times from the wind on the way up. I know it sounds like a lie, but it actually happened. I’m sure the thing weighed at least 70 lbs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#26 posted 07-21-2010 03:07 PM

I was born and raised on the East side of the Colorado Rockies and as I recall the timber line was 11,000 – 12,000 feet. Some of those vistas are not unlike those in your photos. The thing I miss most about Colorado is the vastness of the mountains.

-- Joe

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#27 posted 07-21-2010 03:46 PM

a beautiful mixture of so many things. would love to visit there one day.

I have friends that used to go BASE jumping from those cliffs.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#28 posted 07-21-2010 08:51 PM

I glad you all liked it and I hope you will get the opportunity to visit sometime. If you do don’t forget your wallet and umbrella, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#29 posted 07-21-2010 09:58 PM

Hi Mario, good to hear from you. Yes I have seen the AB on several occasions. It fun to see. We used to see it in Minnesota too if I’m not mistaken (I was little then). Don’t they have anything like that down where you live?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#30 posted 07-30-2010 06:55 AM

Depending on solar activity the aurora can be seen quite far south, in all its brilliant colours and mystery. I understand at the higer latitudes you can actually hear it, but I’ve never experienced that myself (yet!).

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#31 posted 07-30-2010 04:08 PM

you have two choises…....hmmm rather three
the expencive and fast
the the slow and funny
and the cheapest but not fun and depending of how well equipt your house is

nr. 1 take a 1.class flight to the polarcirkel

nr. 2 visit every L J on you way thrugh europe ,stay a night or two before you move on
and take the second half the other way :-))

nr. 3 let Mike take a three hour vidio secvens of it and let him post a dvd of it
you can watch on your 14 inch – 60 inch screen infront of your best chair and let the wife
come with the coffee …........LOL

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#32 posted 07-31-2010 09:59 AM

it´s not the applepie you shuold concern about
but all the local dinnertables you pass thruogh Europe
after that you wont bee able to think of anything ells than food

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