数字合成的照片？不是吧！ A digital creation? Nor-way!
Mount Segla, Senja Island, Norway
A beautiful island popularly known as 'Norway in miniature,' Senja's diverse landscape boasts mountainous terrain as well as lush greenery. At 600 square miles, it is Norway's second-largest island, connected to the mainland by the Gisund Bridge. The most notable spot on Senja is pictured today, Mount Segla, a magnificent peak that is visited frequently in summer, with a trail starting in Fjordgård, a fishing village in the north of Senja. It's a tough hike to the top, more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Other tourist attractions include Ånderdalen National Park and Tranøya, an island off the south coast of Senja known for its tranquility.
将散落的岛屿连接在一起 Connecting the dots
Storseisundet Bridge, Norway
Norway's picturesque Atlantic Ocean Road crosses eight bridges as it makes its way across islands, islets, and reefs to link the island of Averøya with the Romsdal Peninsula on the mainland. The longest of them, pictured here, is the Storseisundet Bridge. This bridge, surrounded by ample natural beauty, was tough to build. It took six years, and during construction workers were pelted by the region's unpredictable weather, including 12 hurricanes. It opened in 1989 and remains a popular visitor attraction. With its dramatic curve and sudden incline, Storseisundet Bridge creates the illusion of suddenly disappearing into the ocean, making drivers skip a heartbeat. Its construction showcases the brilliance of Norwegian engineering, blending seamlessly with the landscape.
这个体育场建在你意想不到的地方 Sports where you least expect it
Henningsvær Stadion, Norway
If you want to take in a soccer game and the grandiose beauty of the Norwegian Sea at the same time, this place is pitch perfect. Squeezed into a small Norwegian fishing village, it's fair to say that Henningsvær Stadion's grounds will probably never host a UEFA Champions League. But, while it lacks stands for spectators, there's still plenty of atmosphere to soak up in this striking location. Those who play here do so surrounded by the sound of waves, seabirds, and the smells of salt air and cod, drying on the racks surrounding the pitch.
Cod fishing is central to the economy here in Henningsvær, in the Lofoten Islands–but partly due to drone photography, this scenic pitch has become an important tourist attraction. Resting on a rugged island, surrounded by bare rocks and deep blue waters, watching a game here can make for a surreal and unforgettable experience.
这些捕食者在做什么？ What are these predators doing?
Killer whales in Spildra, Norway
Today is World Wildlife Day and there is perhaps no better occasion to brush up on your killer whale—also known as an orca whale—knowledge. Killer whales are apex predators, which means they are at the top of the food chain. Orcas exhibit unmatched hunting skills, but there have not been any documented cases of orcas in the wild killing humans. Their diet usually includes a smorgasbord of sea creatures, such as fish, penguins, and even sharks and whales. Did you know that the name ‘killer whale' is a misnomer? Killer whales are not actually whales but dolphins. It is believed they were nicknamed ‘killer whale' by Spanish sailors who saw them hunting whales.
Ureddplassen，挪威Helgelandskysten挪威风景线上的休息区 Ureddplassen, a rest area on the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route, Norway (© Eyesite/Alamy)
公共休息室还是旅游景点？ A public restroom or a tourist spot?
Ureddplassen Rest Area, Norway
With sweeping views of fjords, mountains, and the sea, this is possibly one of the best places in the world to rest when you are on the road. Ureddplassen Rest Area, also known as Uredd Rest Area, is located on a section of the National Scenic Road Helgelandskysten in Norway. Characterized by its minimalist, futuristic architecture and breathtaking scenery all around, Ureddplassen offers a visual experience like no other. It has marble benches and steps leading out to the open sea, and a wave-shaped public restroom with frosted glass that lights up beautifully in the dark. Since its unveiling, the rest area has quickly become a popular tourist destination that draws in both locals and visitors. Here, they can also witness the midnight sun in the summer and feast their eyes on the northern lights in winter.
在北极附近打盹 Napping near the North Pole
New Year's Day
If your first scheduled activity of the day has ever involved intentionally jumping into an icy lake or a frigid bay, then you understand the relevance of today's image from the Svalbard Islands of Norway. Polar bear plunges, as these swims have come to be known, take place all over the world, often on New Year's Day. Whether people take the plunge for charity, penance, or shock value, there's no better way to put an exclamation point on the first day of the year. Of course, for actual polar bears, ice cold plunges are an everyday occurrence and won't elicit much more than a yawn.
无尽的夏夜 Endless summer
Don't lose your sunglasses! At least not during this time of year in Svalbard, Norway, when the sun crests the horizon and never dips below it again for more than five months. From about April 19 to August 23, it's nothing but sunshine on this island above the Arctic Circle, more than 500 miles north of mainland Norway. It's not quite a day at the beach, with average summertime high temps of 39 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit (toasty compared to average wintertime temps of 5 to 9 degrees). And who knows how far it is to the nearest Ray-Ban store?
Norway is one of eight nations in the Northern Hemisphere that experience the phenomenon known as the 'midnight sun' (but the only one that lays claim to the name 'Land of the Midnight Sun'). Parts of the United States (Alaska), Canada, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Russia, and the Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland) also see the sun at local midnight during the summer months. In these northernmost climes the path of the sun is often cause for celebration. Svalbard celebrates Sun Festival Week when the sun first emerges in early March. St. Petersburg, Russia, is renowned for its White Nights of endless twilight, and Midsummer is a huge outdoor party in many northern nations. You'll want to get your sunshine while you can, because the endless dark of the polar winter lasts just as long.
在岩石之间... Between a rock and a hard place
Kjeragbolten boulder on Kjerag in Norway
If you have nerves of steel, you'd enjoy the precarious, one-of-a-kind photo op that is the Kjeragbolten boulder. Visitors climb up Kjerag, a mountain on the southwest coast of Norway, for the chance to clamber onto the stranded rock and have their daredevil pic snapped for posterity. Indeed, Kjeragbolten is so popular that you might have to wait an hour for your turn—plenty of time for second thoughts and jitters.
So how did Kjeragbolten become wedged in a crevice on Kjerag, with a clear 791-foot drop below? Experts say that after millions of years of glacial activity the ice finally receded to the valley, leaving the famous rock in the mountain's grip. Today the piece of geological history invites brave adventurers and steady-handed photographers. If adrenaline rushes aren't your thing, don't worry: The mountain itself offers perfectly safe, breathtaking views of the valley and fjord below.
Kjell Henriksen Observatory
While these domes look like they should be in a movie set depicting a galaxy far, far away, they're actually part of a scientific research station here on planet Earth. Kjell Henriksen Observatory is named for a Norwegian scientist whose research focused on polar lights. The aurora borealis is frequently seen here, deep within the Arctic Circle on Norway's remote Svalbard territory. And the observatory is specially designed to observe the aurora. Since it opened in 2008, the observatory has become a destination for atmospheric scientists, who can rent one of these thirty glass-topped rooms built to house high-end optical instruments.
Happy Syttende Mai!
If you have Norwegian roots, May 17, aka Syttende Mai, is a day to celebrate. On this day in 1814, the Constitution of Norway was signed, declaring Norway an independent kingdom. Today we honor this stunning country by flying over the town of Ålesund, nestled amid the mountains and fjords in the western part of the country. This seaport stretches across several islands linked by bridges and is known for its charming Art Nouveau architecture. In ordinary years, Ålesund draws hordes of tourists and serves as a gateway for visitors to explore the bird island of Runde as well as Geirangerfjord, considered one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.