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A bit late to inform, but here it is – We are going on a road trip!

Family Road Trip 2017
#Holidays

There has not been and will not be posted anything here the coming three weeks.

We are traveling in our family car, the Volvo V40 2014 R Design 🙂 This time the whole family are together for the Road Trip 2017, my daughter, my son and me.

If possible I might post some very simple posts from my cellphone, mostly photos then.

The Road Trip is planned to cover the whole of Norway, and a bit of Finland and Sweden, here below are the hashtags that will be used for the trip, so you can image that it will be some kilometers on the Volvo 🙂

 

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#Nordkapp
#2017
#Norgesferie
#NorgePåLangs
#NorwayLengthwise
#Norge
#Norway
#Reise
#Travel
#RoadTrip
#MeAndMyVolvo
#Volvo
#Sommer
#LGG6


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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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No. 1 – Gaularfjellet, Road Trip with my daughter.

The first video in a series that hopefully will include a lot of “dash cam” videos in the future.

This video is from the summer of 2015 when me and my daughter decided to drive Norway lengthwise. We started home in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway and drove along the cost line up to Nordkapp. The road back home was made as short as possible and went through Finland and Sweden down to Lindesnes that Norway’s southernmost lighthouse. From Lindesnes so it was not long way up to Stavanger and home.
The trip took 12 days and was absolutely fantastic, my best vacation ever.

This is the first video in a series of 14 from this trip, there is one more, but I’m not able to find the location for this so it will be posted as a “single” video later on.

In a later post I will also add some map details, more details about the trip itself and related links to some of our TripAdvisor reviews from this travel here in Norway.

 

From Nasjonale Turistveger, link to this page can be found below the text:

For most people Gaularfjellet is a well-kept secret, but for all those who have discovered the road it is quite special. A journey along the road leading across Gaular, the mountain between Dragsvik and the Sognefjord, is a serene experience where the quality is in the details. The drive skirts the fjord before snaking up towards the highest point of Gaularfjellet. At the rest area at Utsikten you can admire the panorama of mountains and valleys. The road follows Gaularvassdraget, one of the few watercourses that is protected, offering everything from wild rapids and waterfalls to calm stretches where the water glides quietly on its way. Simply driving along the watercourse and following the natural route the water takes in its descent is a wonderful experience, but if you go on foot you can be at one with nature.  A continuous “waterfall path” of almost 25 km has been established from Nystølen to Eldal. You can walk the entire length or just take a short stroll to admire the watercourse at close hand. For many people the bridge over the Likholefossen waterfall is a highlight, since it provides a feeling of being in the midst of the swirling cascade.

History

In 1853 a request was made for money to establish a road over the mountain, but almost 100 years would pass before this became a reality. The road swiftly became a key transport route after its opening in 1938, but today it is a peaceful alternative to the main roads that absorb most of the traffic.

Nasjonale Turistveger

 

 


PS:

We are actually planning to make this trip again this year, this time with my son and daughter, but this is not “confirmed” yet as long as there is some challenges with our work situation at the time.

I’m not sure if it is the best to use YouTube or Vimeo, if you have any thoughts or advice on this it will be appreciated.


#Newbie on Vimeo and YouTube 😉

 


Post photo from Lindesnes.

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