Sunset seen from Hell (yes, really!)

Tonight, I traveled by train towards Trondheim. As we were rolling out from the train station called Hell (that word has a completely different meaning in Norwegian), I saw that the sunset was particularly beautiful on this summer evening. Here are some mobile pictures caught through the window of the train on our way through Trøndelag.

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Farm Life by the Fjords

On my father’s side, my family originates from a farm that is situated by Bjørnefjorden, a neighboring fjord to the famous Hardangerfjorden. The surroundings are very beautiful, and since I’m longing for summer I thought I would share some pictures I took there last summer.

These pictures are taken with a Sony RX100M3. Maybe I’ll bring a SLR camera this summer so that I can get a clear and focused image of the deer which use our farm for grazing.

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The best viewpoint of Trondheim – Geitfjellet

If you ever visit Trondheim you should try one of the great hiking trails in Bymarka. On the first Saturday of August I hiked up to the Goat Mountain (in Norwegian: Geitfjellet).

It’s not the highest point in Bymarka, but it probably has the best view of Trondheim and the fjord. And on your way down from the mountain you can go by Våttåkammen, which is another great viewpoint.

The name of the mountain derives from its shape, so there’s no need to worry about meeting a stubborn goat or two. I did however meet some sheep on my way up to the woods.

Directions? This runaway sheep met the end of the road.

Directions?
This runaway sheep met a dead end.

The forrest of Bymarka

The forrest of Bymarka

The forrest of Bymarka

The forrest of Bymarka

The forrest of Bymarka

Brook The forrest of Bymarka

The hiking trails in Bymarka are well marked.

The hiking trails in Bymarka are well marked.

View of Trondheim from Goat Mountain

This is the view of Trondheim that meets you once you reach the top of Geitfjellet.

View of Trondheim from Goat Mountain

View from Geitfjellet.

Gråkallen is one of Bymarkas landmarks.

Gråkallen is one of Bymarkas landmarks.

The trail

This is the trail down from Geitfjellet.

Berries on Goat Mountain

On your trip you might find ripe berries as well.

View from Goat Mountain

View from Geitfjellet.

View from Goat Mountain

View from Geitfjellet.

View from Goat Mountain

View from Geitfjellet.

View of Trondheim from Våttåkammen

View of Trondheim from Våttåkammen

Munkholmen, seen from Våttåkammen

Munkholmen, seen from Våttåkammen

There's plenty of benches around the hiking trails in Bymarka for those who need a rest on their way. This one has the best view.

There’s plenty of benches around the hiking trails in Bymarka for those who need a rest on their way. This one is my favourite.

On your way to Bymarka you may pass this waterfall.

On your way to Bymarka you may pass this waterfall where Ilabekken runs.