Frokostplassen (the Breakfast Spot) by night. After 4 hours of battling with the scree uphill, we finally found the only two spots where tents could be pitched. In the background: The spires of Trolltindane. They mark the location of one of the world's most famous walls; Trollveggen. With 1400 meters (4593 ft) it is Europe's highest vertical cliff.

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The Sunnmøre Alps in the Møre og Romsdal region of Norway is a mountain range encircling the Hjørundfjorden. Peaks visible; Stålberghornet, Helghornet and Jakta (possibly a portion of Risenosa as well). They are all in the 1000-1700 m range.

The Sunnmøre Alps in the Møre og Romsdal region of Norway is a mountain range encircling the Hjørundfjorden. Peaks visible; Stålberghornet, Helghornet and Jakta (possibly a portion of Risenosa as well). They are all in the 1000-1700 m range.

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View from Romsdalseggen, just near Halsaskaret, meaning its narrowest point 1 100 meter above sea level.

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The national park so close to Stockholm that you may reach it by public transport will rarely fail to deliver. Especially not if you get out there at civic sunrise in mid October. Image was shot from the ancient hill fort overlooking the Stensjön lake.
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The lights from the city of Stockholm as seen from Tyresta National Park (so close to the capital's center that you may take commuter bus 807 or 809 to get there). Woke up in the former forest fire zone in mosquito-free conditions. On the menu: Norwegian freeze-dried food, Mange's chocolate bars, and a decent wine from the Marlborough region (NZ).

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Landsort at the southern end of the massive heap of islands and skerries that form the Stockholm archipelago. Here your favorite photographer is standing in +6°C-degree water to get the shot. Yes, it's a dirty, cold and wet job but someone has to do it. What flows in will also hit you in the back on its way out. Sheer luck kept me on terra firma on that day.

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To the left, the Kjeragfossen plunging some 2,345 feet/715 m from the Kjerag plateau into the valley below – the world's 24th highest waterfall. Right: Nesatind, standing 984 m tall and doubling as Exit #4 for visiting basejumpers.
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Longing for the Swedish surf season, which typically starts in early September. Almost surreal light conditions and fair-size swell will create stellar conditions for filling another category on this website with exciting stuff. Location? Torö, of course.
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Gotland, the island in the middle of the Baltic Sea where my father was born. A giant tourist trap during the summer. In November: This. Bratty little brats stay away, there's hardly any pottery for sale and mornings are cold and crisp. Just like in this picture. Location: Just a limestone pebble's throw from Jorgens summer house near Sigsarve.

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View from Pebble Beach, A K A Torö Stenstrand, towards the Landsort lighthouse station on the island of Öja, which is often considered the southernmost part of the Stockholm archipelago. Picture snapped in the morning on Christmas Day, 2015.
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Sometimes, the most well-known Swedish surf spot opens her arms and welcomes surfers to a short, powerful swell and a warm, wonderful Scandinavian light – impossible to fake in Photoshop, produced by a low late autumn sun.
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16:26 in the afternoon on February the 16th, three hours after sunset. Note the position of the moon. If my map-reading skills are not failing me, the pyramid in this photo is the Tillbergsfjellet, measuring 981 meters with no heels. Our position is 78°, 4′ North and 14°, 13″ East, 2047 kilometres north of Oslo, capital of Norway.

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Again, it's the Baltic Sea's limestone Hawai. This dog-like creation is the mother of all limestone stacks, located in the Gamla Hamn Nature Reserve on Ingmar Bergman's island of Fårö. German tourists were hacking large chunks of stone out of a nearby formation, referring to "ze law of common accezz". Read the law again, will you?

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It is pretty unique, this little island. This image was snapped less than 4.5 kilometers from the previous image (with the limestone stack that looks like Paris Hilton's petrified chihuahua, albeit bigger). The name of the island is Fårö (translates to 'the Sheep's Island'). It's also one of my favorite places. And Ingmar Bergman's. But you know that already.

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View over Adventfjorden, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen as the area is catching the year's first rays of sun (February 15, 2013) resulting in three hours of nautical sunrise. On the 8th of March, the sun is likely to hit the old hospital near the church, which means that the sun manages to peak over the nearby mountain. On this day, the villagers will celebrate.

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The island Öja, with the Landsort lighthouse, is the southernmost outpost of the Stockholm archipelago. A beacon for seafarers and a fortified defense installation for generations. Shot from Torö Stenstrand.
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Back on Pebble Beach again. Yes, this is Torö Stenstrand, more or less the birthplace of Swedish ​surfing. Here, winds from SSW will create waves from the coast of Poland all the way to this stoney shore. While there's nothin

Back on Pebble Beach again. Yes, this is Torö Stenstrand, birthplace of Swedish surfing. SSW-winds will create waves from the coast of Poland all the way to here, 400 km north of where they started to travel. While there's nothing close to an ocean swell in the Baltic Sea, waves can grow to more than four meters when hitting the shore.

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