Svartisen – My first glacier

My friend Bente origins from Norway, a place of midnight Sun. She is a photo journalist and roams all over the country capturing beautiful landscapes, people and their stories. Her posts made me know many things about the beautiful land. Recently she posted about country’s second largest glacier. ANd I have to share this post because I was overwhelmed by the shear beauty of this object. Now Svartisen the glacier in Norway has become one of my ‘places to visit before I die’
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Bente Haarstad Photography


There are about 1600 glaciers in Norway, but I had actually never seen one before my trip up north earlier this June. Then I went to Svartisen, the second largest glacier in the country. Maybe more than the others I was very excited to see this glacier when walking towards this big remnant from the Ice Age. Want to know more about glaciers? Here is a link to All about Glaciers.




We had to walk past a lake, which 200 years ago was covered by ice because the glacier was bigger then. The lake is bright green due to the meltwater from the glacier and particles supplied.


Then started the climbing uphill. I was not going to do glacier walking. I just wanted to experience it from a close range. On the way I saw waterfalls, mountain flowers and this small bird hunting in a waterfall, Theā€¦

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About mayur hulsar

Server(AIX)Administrator by profession, photographer & amateur astronomer by passion.. Fascinated by every aspect of life, and loves to live every moment of it..

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