Ruten in Sandnes is not the prettiest place, but it usually serves its purpose. It’s mostly a place-to-arrange-stuff/parking-space/etc. The picture was taken late July 2013, when they were getting ready for the yearly Blink-festival hosted in Sandnes. The Blink-festival is a Ski-festival held in the summer, without any snow. The skis are roller-skis, and usually at least parts of the Norwegian National teams in Cross-Country and Biathlon will compete with other great international athletes. You can read more about the event here.
One of my major pet peeves is people constantly “bending” further and further out in the street, and not caring that the people around you might also have people or parts of the parade they want to see. So if you’re ever in Norway on the 17th of May, you should definitely watch any parades in the area you are, and not do this.
During the road trip around Kattegat and Skagerak in late July 2016 we drove along the southeastern coast of Norway, and one night we stayed at Strand Hotel Fevik, between Grimstad and Arendal. The hotel in itself was quite nice, apparently Roald Dahl kept returning to stay at the hotel. I guess I can understand that with the view we had from our room.
Southern Norway can look somewhat magical when covered in snow. It brightens up the darker days, and brings out a part of the kid in you. This was taken in early March 2016 outside the University of Agder, I’m pretty sure it was a weekend, which was why the parking lot was not filled up with the cars of students and faculty.
I’ve written about this area before, but it is a pretty amazing view. The road before you get here goes between mountains and over some hills, before you suddenly get this view of the fjords, before continuing through a tunnel and coming out in the bay where you find the village Dirdal.
This picture was taken mid-March 2013, so there were still some snow on top of the mountains.
The University of Agder has two main campuses, the one in Kristiansand where the most students study, and one in Grimstad. This is a picture taken of the main building at the University of Agder in Kristiansand in January 2015. The entrance can be seen near the white car, and the big tree is decorated with Christmas-lights every December.
In mid-December 2009, I met up with a friend in Stavanger and we walked around taking pictures of the city covered in snow. Usually (the last couple of years not included) the snow will melt away after a few days in Stavanger, so a snow-filled city, where the snow is actually white(!) felt pretty rare.