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Long exposure from the Orros Waterfall outside Alta, Norway
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Shades of blue in Stabbursdalen National Park
Atop of the world in arctic Norway at 70°North
Spreading your wings, ready to fly – which Path will you choose for the new year?
I am hoping mine will give me many inspiring photo moments. One of the highlights this year was a visit to bird watchers paradise Hornøya – located in arctic Norway.
Witches’ Memorial – a memorial for the witchcraft persecutions in Finnmark in the 17th century.
During the period 1600-1692, 91 people were convicted of witchcraft in Finnmark and burned to death at the stake, most of them here in Vardø where the memorial is located.
You can enter the 410-foot-long wooden structure. Inside it is dark, only lit up by small light bulbs hanging from the roof. Each light bulb commemorating a convicted person.
On the walls are short texts about the trial and execution for each of the persons convicted for magic, or witchcraft.
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Originally built in 1905, and rebuilt in 1948 Slettness Lighthouse is now fully automated and is protected by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage. It is located along the coast of Finnmark in northern Norway.
It can be visited every summer and the surrounding area is popular among birdwatchers as over 150 bird species have been observed in the nature reserve surrounding the lighthouse. The surrounding are is lush during summer and you are likely to meet herds of reindeer during you visit.