Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 2, 2012

Beyond the Arctic Circle 9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico 9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique 9

In English:

From Nuorgam to Kirkenes.

Our car holiday continued from Nuorgam, Finland to Kirkenes, Norway. When talking about the length of trip it is only 166 kilometers / 103 miles. The road is winding, full of ups and downs. The views are stunning when driving next to the Varanger fjord on the Finnmark area. In some of my photos You see huge fish- traps in the sea. Properly speaking, they are crab-traps for Red King Crabs. Red King Crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) have arrived from the Barents Sea in the 1960s. Then they “invaded” Western Europe with alarming speed. The largest ever caught the Varanger fjord crab weight was 15 kg / 33 pounds and had a diameter of almost 2 meters / 6.5 feet.

Once again we stayed at the campsite. At this time close to Kirkenes in the place called Hesseng. The price of one night was expensive, costing twice as much as we had to pay in Finland in Saariselkä. Meanwhile waiting for the cleaning of our house was finished; we visited in the town of Kirkenes. Photos in my next post. Those who have followed our car holiday trip noticed very soon that my photos are like from family album. I guess that it does not matter?

En español:

Desde Nuorgam a Kirkenes.

Nuestras vacaciones en carro continua de Nuorgam, Finlandia a Kirkenes, Noruega. Cuando se habla del largo del viaje, es sólo 166 kilómetros / millas 103. El camino esta lleno de curvas y subidas y bajadas. Las vistas son impresionantes cuando se conduce al lado del fiordo de Varanger en la zona de Finnmark. En algunas de mis fotos se ve enormes trampas de pez en el mar. Propiamente hablando, son buitrónes para cangrejos, rojos cangrejos royales. Rojos cangrejos royal es (Paralithodes camtschaticus) han llegado desde el mar de Barents en 1960. Luego, “invadieron” Europa occidental a una velocidad alarmante. El más grande cangrejo jamás capturado del fiordo Varanger, pesó unos 15 kg / 33 libras y tenía el diámetro de casi 2 metros / pies 6.5 pies.

Una vez más nos quedamos en el camping. Esta vez cerca de Kirkenes, en el lugar llamado Hesseng. El precio de una noche era caro cuestando el doble de lo que teníamos que pagar en Finlandia en Saariselkä. Mientras tanto la espera de nuestra limpieza de la casa se terminó, visitamos en la localidad de Kirkenes. Fotos en mi próximo post. Aquellos que han seguido nuestro viaje de vacaciones en nuestra carro entiende muy pronto que mis fotos son del álbum de fotos de la familia. Supongo que no importa?

En francais:

De Nuorgam à Kirkenes.

Nos vacances en voiture a continué de Nuorgam, Finlande à Kirkenes, en Norvège. Quand on parle de la longueur du voyage, il est seulement 166 kilomètres / 103 miles. La route est sinueuse, pleine de hauts et de bas. Les vues sont superbes en conduisant à côté de du fjord de Varanger sur la zone du Finnmark. Dans certaines de mes photos que vous allez voir d’énormes poissons-casiers dans la mer. A proprement parler, ils sont les casiers des crabe pour les crabes royals du Kamtchatka. Crabes royals du Kamtchatka (Paralithodes camtschaticus) sont arrivés de la mer de Barents dans les années 1960. Puis ils “envahi” Europe de l’Ouest à une vitesse alarmante. Le plus grand crabe jamais pris dans Varanger fjord avait le poids environ 15 kg / 33 livres et avait un diamètre de près de 2 mètres / 6,5 pieds.

Encore une fois nous avons séjourné au camping. Cette fois près de Kirkenes, dans l’endroit appelé Hesseng. Le prix d’une nuit était cher, coûtant deux fois plus que nous avons dû payer en Finlande à Saariselkä. Pendant ce temps-là d’attente que le nettoyage de notre maison était terminé; nous avons visité dans la ville de Kirkenes. Photos dans mon prochain post. Ceux qui ont suivi notre voyage de vacances de voiture très tôt remarqué que mes photos sont comme de l’album de famille. Je suppose que ce n’est pas grave?

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

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Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

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Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

Beyond the Arctic Circle9 / Más allá del Círculo Polar Ártico9 / Au-delà du Cercle arctique9

In English:

Do You wanna see some scenes which are not shown among my photos? Hop inside our car, fasten Your seat belts. My video for you to enjoy.

En español:

¿Te gustaría ver escenas que no vean entre mis fotos? Pues, hop en mi carro, abróchense los cinturones de seguridad y disfrute del paisaje. Vengan a gozar de mi video.

En français:

Vous voulez voir des scènes ne voit pas dans mes photos? Eh bien, hop dans ma voiture, attachez vos ceintures et admirer le paysage. Ma vidéo pour votre plaisir.

Part 8 / parte 8
Part 10 / parte 10

30 Comments »

  1. The scenery in this part of your vacation is truly stunning, but I have enjoyed the landscape in all parts of your journey. The sea and rocks are fascinating, but I really like the dramatic clouds you captured in several of your photos. I look forward to the next leg of your journey.

    Comment by George — March 2, 2012 @ 15:38 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      We were also “astonished” about those clouds when driving there. Rocks start to be quite bare and some bushes can be seen. Nearby Kirkenes, trees are not any more tall ones.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 2, 2012 @ 15:47 | Reply

  2. really nice photos Sartenada, like the street and the stones best! Amazing!!🙂
    Regards,
    Xandi

    Comment by xandimusic — March 2, 2012 @ 18:02 | Reply

    • Hi Xandi.

      Thank You stopping by. Stones and rocks are to my mind also.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:26 | Reply

  3. More nice photos. Thank your for posting them. I also like the rocks and the map too 🙂

    Comment by Northern Narratives — March 2, 2012 @ 18:50 | Reply

    • Hello Northern Narratives.

      I think that the map was a good start to show where we were driving really.

      Thank You commenting. Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:28 | Reply

  4. Amazing landscape – a rough beauty🙂 Great post & photos as always. Have a great weekend🙂

    Comment by wolke205 — March 2, 2012 @ 18:51 | Reply

    • Hallo Wolke205.

      Rough indeed, but so are landscapes when far in the North.

      Schönes-Wochenende!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:30 | Reply

  5. Breathtaking views and landscapes you had on this beautiful trip. Thanks for showing us all this. Have a nice weekend, Matti!

    Comment by truels — March 2, 2012 @ 20:21 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      I am very glad that You liked these Arctic photos.

      Happy week-end to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:31 | Reply

  6. The place is enchanting; photos 23, 24, 25, and 33 are spectacular.

    Oh, the scenery! And your cabin. All so very picturesque.

    Say, Matti. You never mention snakes. I saw the tall grass and had to ask.

    By the way, I tried to view your video, but it just wouldn’t open. I viewed it on YouTube instead, but it stopped at 1:29 and didn’t go to the end.

    What did Anja say, if I may ask? When she spoke, I felt I was in the car with you two. Great fun!

    Comment by Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. — March 3, 2012 @ 00:06 | Reply

    • Hello Deli.

      Sometimes videos are not working well. Why, I cannot say, maybe too many users at same time. Sometimes it depends on what kind of connection speeds there is available. There is no need to speak from snakes. Generally snakes are more in the South, maybe hundreds of miles. In Finland we have only one poisonous snake, viper. Normally it can be met on sunny days when it is enjoying the warmth of sun. For example I have never seen it. Finland cannot go into the woods completely free to pick mushrooms, blueberries, wild strawberries, cranberries, cloudberries, etc.

      Anja was admiring the landscape that she said. I hope that You can see the video from the beginning to the end, because last minutes are most interesting.

      Happy week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:47 | Reply

  7. My favorite is the one of the litlte cabins surounded by birch trees.What a lovely place.

    Comment by kateri — March 3, 2012 @ 05:31 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      Thank You very much for Your comment. Birches are already stunted as You see. They never grow big.

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:53 | Reply

  8. I enjoyed your photos as always. It is such a pleasure to see your part of the world and you show it well. The video was especially nice because that is the way we so often see the scenery, isn’t it! The scenery along the lake reminds me of several places here, not just like each, but with some similar elements. There is a very large lake near where I live that looks somewhat like that, but the trees are much different. I am also reminded just a little too of some of the desert landscape around Lake Powell in Arizona. Very nice post!

    Comment by montucky — March 3, 2012 @ 06:47 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      First I have to say that I am very glad that You checked my video. That was the second video which I presented and much later there will be one more and I am sure that it will please to You again. All that You told from landscapes there and finding some similarities is very interesting. Thank You telling it.

      In my next post we are in Kirkenes and it is the turn point to the south. After three weeks from now we stop in one particular cool place from which I made three posts. So there is yet something to see in the future.

      Happy week-end to You and Yours!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 3, 2012 @ 14:59 | Reply

  9. I like that your photos are like the family album. Your photos makes it seem that I am traveling with you, seeing what you see. When I am on a trip, I also take pictures of the signs and maps that explain where I am. It’s a wonderful reminder when the months have gone by and I can’t remember. The video was great once again. I was impressed with all the clouds – the sky looked so threatening. And building that road must have been quite a challenge – it seemed to be just hung onto the earth, barely away from the water. Thanks for another wonderful segment of your trip. Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — March 4, 2012 @ 05:20 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Very nice comment. Thank You. We very seldom take photos from signs and maps, so I remember Your words in the future. Thank You also commenting Anja’s video. She is not swaying camera too fast and it means that the watcher has enough time to make observations. Editor (me) can decide then if the shot is too long or too dull.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2012 @ 09:28 | Reply

  10. A very nice trip on this sunday morning😉 Excellent series again Matti ! Have a lovely weekend🙂

    Comment by Tamara — March 4, 2012 @ 12:41 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      I am very glad that You are following our car trip on these Arctic regions.

      Happy week-end to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 4, 2012 @ 12:44 | Reply

  11. The Varanga Fjord is very beautiful, Matti. I love the wide open shot that is image 11, and the two little huts at image 13. The crab fishing scenes are interesting, but I wouldn’t want to meet one of those red king crabs in the flesh if it had a diameter of 2 metres!
    Wishing you a good week.

    Comment by Janice — March 5, 2012 @ 10:26 | Reply

    • Hi Janice.

      Varanger fjord is indeed beautiful. At first sight we felt “disappointed”, when it was not sunny, but very soon we realized that clouds are awesome and we started to enjoy us. Few years ago in our National TV (YLE) we had a program from red king crabs. They were indeed huge. The reporter went to Vadsø, which can be seen on the map at first photo being on the opposite of our route. There he met

      Kven people,

      who are descended from Finnish peasants and fishermen who emigrated there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet many of them spoke Finnish.

      Happy new week to you also.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 5, 2012 @ 13:30 | Reply

  12. Gorgeous photos, as always! I love all the sea views and all the little seaside towns. They look so quite! And those rocks and the landscape is absolutely gorgeous!

    Comment by Ducky's Always Hungry — March 5, 2012 @ 19:47 | Reply

    • Hello Alisa.

      Thank You from Your comment. Life is indeed here leisurely, no hurry.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 6, 2012 @ 08:58 | Reply

  13. Amazing pictures, and I love the way you post in a multi-lingual way!

    Comment by robstroud — March 6, 2012 @ 08:37 | Reply

    • Hello Robstroud.

      Thank You. I am not mastering those languages, but I try my best when writing in them.

      Happy blogging!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 6, 2012 @ 09:00 | Reply

  14. These are beautiful pictures! I absolutely love number 10, but I also like so many others too. The scenery is so green, and I think if I went somewhere like this, I would keep on taking photographs – as it is just so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by luchaniktravel — June 10, 2012 @ 03:33 | Reply

    • Hello Luchaniktravel.

      I am very happy that You liked these photos and made a tour with us thru my photos. Thank You also commenting the video.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 10, 2012 @ 07:45 | Reply

  15. nice pictures and a great video.🙂

    Comment by gogolinchensonja — June 10, 2012 @ 19:33 | Reply

    • Hello Sonja.

      In this case it was nearly “obligatory” to present also a video. Thank You commenting.

      Happy day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 11, 2012 @ 06:30 | Reply


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