Norway was the second country visited on our 22-country tour of the world between June 2014 and May 2015. Unlike Iceland, where we primarily relied on vehicle to get around, the most efficient way to view and photograph the Norwegian fjords is by boat.
My family and I travelled aboard the Hurtigruten line’s Richard With, a freight/passenger vessel that brings supplies and provides transportation to many of the port cities between Bergen and Kirkenes, on the Russian border with Norway. Our ports of call included Trondheim, Tromso and the beautiful Lofoten Islands.
Highlights of our 16 days in Norway included sailing through the magnificent Trollfjord after midnight while the sun still provided more than enough light to illuminate the magical landscape and a full moon hung low on the horizon; driving over the scenic Trollgisten Pass, where waterfalls spilled from huge granite escarpments into a valley carved by ancient glaciers; a hike through wildflower-carpeted mountains of the Lofoten Islands.
Most of the urban street photography I captured focused on the harbors and marinas in Bergen and the other port cities we visited. Much of the seascapes you see where taken from the deck of moving boats — either the Hurtigruten or smaller vessels that we boarded to get closer to wildlife, like the sea eagle that strafed our boat in search of fish scraps (you’ll find images of that eagle in this collection). Norway was and is an unforgettable experience, full of friendly people, colorful villages and cities and magnificent landscapes.
© Stuart L Gordon Photography