SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyPART 2  (continued from the previous post) NORWAY TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

After exploring Oslo for a couple of days, my cousin Sam and I rented a car and hit the open road to visit some of her people and the little town where my grandfather had lived. The town of Rjukan became famous during World War II for its role in the Heavy Water Sabotage and we were both excited to see the sign below at a rest stop down the valley. So much of the country reminded us of home and we ended up constantly commenting; “that looks just like the Okanagan” and “that reminds me of Howe Sound”. It’s no wonder our relatives happily ended up in British Columbia, I’m sure it reminded them of home!

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Our first stop was at the ski area of Gaustablikk for lunch with Sam’s relative Anne and some cross country skiing. Below is rømmegrøt, a porridge made with sour cream, whole milk, wheat flour, butter, and salt. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar it was heavenly… however I don’t recommend eating a whole bowl before vigorous activity. My poor gut – ha! VANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyVANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

A beautiful example of rosemåling – Norwegian decorative folk art that I adore.VANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyVANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyVANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyVANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Sam learned how to cross country ski a few months before and we were both thrilled to be doing an activity that has a long history in our family 🙂VANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, GaustablikkVANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustablikk

They just don’t make power plants this stunning any more!VANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustablikk

The house where Sam’s grandmother lived.VANCOUVER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Oslo, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustablikk

The house where my grandfather lived.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

The beautiful house where Anne’s mother lives.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Her name is Synnøve, same as my dad’s mom. Love the name.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Anne and her husband Stein’s lovely house.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

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Homemade lefse and cloudberries! Incredible!SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Old family photos.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Serious breakfast! And Anne’s bunad – worn on special occasions and absolutely amazing in it’s detail.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Rjukan is nestled in such a steep valley that an aerial tram was built to take the workers and townspeople up out of the darkness and into the sunshine in the winter.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyLooking over at Gaustatoppen and the town below.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographyThe heavy water plant.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Homemade lapskaus (stew) with lingonberries. Heaven.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Sam’s people!SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Three cakes made by three different women that I will never forget; cream cake with lingonberries, lemon cake and almond cake.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Sunset view from Anne & Stein’s place.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Our final morning in Rjukan we headed up Gaustatoppen mountain in the Gaustabanen; a James Bond-ish tram that takes you 850 metres into the mountain, then up inside at a 40 degrees gradient to the toppen at 1800m above sea level. We shared the ride with other sight-seers and downhill skiers. The other way up is to backcountry ski tour up or “top tur”.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photographySQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, GaustatoppenSQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen

The tourist hut at the top is nearly buried in snow and rime but conceals a warm little space full of coffee and vaffels 🙂SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen

We hit the road again and drove to Eidfjord, making our way around the Hardangervidda National Park and past countless ski resorts and clusters of cabins.SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen

Spot the kiteboarder?SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography, Gaustatoppen SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Snack break!SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Such incredible barren terrain and so windy!SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

And finally, Eidfjord, and some reindeer stew with lingonberries – swoon!SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

A silly recreation of an old photo of the two of us 🙂 SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

A vaffel a day….SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography

Local apple brandy and local troutSQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography SQUAMISH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, Norway photographer, Vancouver travel photographer, travel photography, Squamish lifestyle photographer, Vancouver lifestyle photographer, Tromsø photography, Rjukan photography