Norway is a beautiful country and it is just perfect for photographers who loves road trips.
Here is five tips that will help you to get most out of your journey.
1. Dont rush.
Driving in Norway will take time. Scenic routes are narrow and curvy, it can take three hours to drive 100km. And there is going to
be so much things to photograph so thrust me, it will take time.
2. Sleeping in your car.
If possible, I will suggest this option. There is plenty of rest stops where you can sleep, and many of those have clean toilets.
If you have a camper van you have even more possibilities. I have slept in my Range Rover, four night in car, one in motel,
four nights in car, and so on.
3. Norway is expensive.
It is not a secret that Norway is expensive. I always have plenty of camping food with me. What I have noticed, southern parts
seems to be more expensive than north.
4. Take a ferry.
Sometimes you have to, since it is not possibly to easily drive from one place to other. Sometimes it is nice to take a break and enjoy
of fresh sea breeze. Most of the ferries cost around 100-200NOK but there might be ferries that cost over 800NOK so make some
research to avoid surprises.
5. Have a drone.
There is so much to photograph, but some places are impossible to access. Drone gives you so much more possibilities.
Just remember that maximum altitude is 120m and beware of the birds, some of them might see drone as their enemy.
Last autumn I had a chance to shoot cooking outside with a friend of mine, Chef Ari Ruoho from Restaurant Nokka.
It was an epic day and you might have seen some photos on my Instagram feed.
Couple a weeks ago we went again. This time to island called Rövargrundet, half an hour boat trip from Espoo.
We had an epic day, food was once again really good. My brother Dan was with us and shot an behind the scenes video of our day.
Here is some photos and that video.
I is quite warm in Helsinki, much warmer than it usually is in May.
It is hard to imagine anything better to do on a warm summer day, than a boat ride to a lighthouse.
We couldn't dock the boat, there are birds nesting on the island where the lighthouse is, but it didn't matter. It was super nice anyway.
Thanks Ville for the ride, your new boat is awesome!
Shot with Leica M with Summarit 35mm and 50mm, Sony A7RIII with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
A few days ago I had a chance to visit a hidden cottage.
The place is run by Käskynhaltijat boy scouts, it has no electricity nor running water.
A perfect place for a quick get-away from hectic city life.
All photos with Leica Q
My March is going to be quite busy. When you are busy it is important to steal some time for yourself.
Today I gave a pretty good kick-start to my week. Early morning coffee, and out to frozen sea with my wife and our dog Onni.
Cross country skiing on frozen sea when sun is just rising, we couldn't stop smiling, it was that good.