Norway

Dead Sperm Whale

The latest imagery update has now arrived on Google Maps, and with it comes this rather sad image of a beached Sperm Whale on the island of Hjelmsøya, which is off the coast of the extreme north of Norway. According…

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Thursday, 18th September 2008

Dog Team, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Could these be the shadows of one or more dog sleds following old tracks through the snow on Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway? Unfortunately these are only medium resolution images1 (which disappear in Google Maps if you get too…

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Tuesday, 31st July 2007

Big Blue Norwegian Boat

Yet another kind of Norwegian boat. This time, a great whopping blue cruise ship, which by my measurements (bear in mind that this was my thumb and forefinger), is about 220 metres long. Who can identify this one?

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

Speeding Norwegian Seafaring Vessels

After the rather sedate 15 knot top-speed of the Christian Radich, here’s a couple of slightly more sprightly Norwegian vessels. Firstly, a boat that surely must be going seriously fast to create such a huge wake. It also appears to…

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

The Christian Radich

This is the Christian Radich, a 62 metre full-rigged Norwegian sailing ship moored in her home port of Oslo. Launched in 1937, she served in WWII and to this day still embarks on transatlantic voyages. You can also charter her…

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Thursday, 17th November 2005

Holmenkollen ski-jump

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Olso was first used way back 1892 and has since been extended 14 times to the current height of 60 metres. The 1952 Olympic games were hosted here. In the satellite photo you can see…

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Sunday, 21st August 2005
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