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Driving from Moskenes to Å in Lofoten, Norway

From our family road trip 2017, 6270 km in 13 days.

 

 

 



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No. 9 Arctic Circle, from the road trip with my daughter – “On the way to Nordkapp”

Arctic Circle latitude depends on the Earth’s axial tilt, which fluctuates within a margin of 2° over a 40,000-year period, due to tidal forces resulting from the orbit of the Moon. 

9 of 14 – “Norge på langs”

The summer of 2015 I and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.

To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south.

The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R-Design 1,6 diesel.

 

Arctic Circle crossed by E6 on Saltfjellet. The circle is not where Polarsirkelsenteret is located. The centre is firm, but the circle moves according to how the Earth’s angle to the sun is changing.


Fact; Arctic Circle location is, in reality, not fixed.  

As of 8 June 2017, it runs 66°33′46.7″ north of the Equator.


 

From Wikipedia about the “Arctic Circle”:

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the abstract five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of the Earth. It marks the northernmost point at which the noon sun is just visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun is just visible on the northern summer solstice. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun is above the horizon for twenty-four continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore visible at midnight) and below the horizon for twenty-four continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore not visible at noon); this is also true within the equivalent polar circle in the Southern Hemisphere, the Antarctic Circle.

The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed; as of 8 June 2017, it runs 66°33′46.7″ north of the Equator. Its latitude depends on the Earth’s axial tilt, which fluctuates within a margin of 2° over a 40,000-year period, due to tidal forces resulting from the orbit of the Moon. Consequently, the Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 metres (49 feet) per year.

 

Location:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
66°34′N 000°00′E  Arctic Ocean Norwegian Sea
66°34′N 12°48′E  Norway Nordland County
66°34′N 15°31′E  Sweden Norrbotten County (Provinces of Lapland and Norrbotten)
66°34′N 23°51′E  Finland Lapland Region

 


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Sway, Shorthand Social, WordPress or just Google Plus?

The summer of 2015 we drove Norway lengthwise, that was an amazing trip that I for sure will do again. But next time we will “stop” and go back when we have completed Lofoten.

There are so many excellent tools to use for sharing your stories out there, and they are only getting better. I have tried Sway, not a lot, and I like it very much. Today I saw a story made in Shorthand Social, and I was almost blown away by the look of this presentation. The look of it was just fantastic!

The story itself can be a bit “dry” for some, and it is in norwegian. But the way it was presented to me in Shorthand Social was just great. But as always this does not come without a good plan and a lot work.

Link to the story.

I`m a newbie in the use of this, but I have made a promise to someone who I will try to help them in the way I can so that they can make the best plan possible for their travel to Norway in 2018.

My chosen tool for this is Sway.

I have just started with it, and the plan is to finish it before the end of this summer 🙂

My approach will be to include the places I already have visited, and the ones I want to visit, from the Swedish border in the south and all the way up to Finnmark in the north. It has to be taken to consideration that this Sway will be reflected by my personal experiences and feelings.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to do this, and I hope that it can help them to plan their travel from Chicago to Norway in 2018 🙂

Would it look better in Shorthand Social, Google Plus or just as a WordPress post? Or is Sway the right tool for this “project”?


Here below the Sway I have just started on “Something about Norway”, and one Sway from the planning of our road trip last year (in norwegian).

 

 


 

 


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