So, we packed a lunch and went on a drive, by a sunny day. The way to get there was along the fjord, so we anticipated a nice drive. Within about thirty minutes outside the city we were following the fljord. The blue of the water, the sky and the puffy clouds here and there were making this gorgeous scenery that we had to stop and capture.
|First stop along the way, where Likki had to pose despite the wind.|
|Look at that scenery...|
|Of course Likki had to be part of that!|
|Blue sky, white clouds and white snow...|
After being in the car for over two and half hours, I was excited to see this sign:
We knew we were about to get there...
|That sign has seen better days, but we got the point.|
|The Arctic Circle Center, on May 16, 2015|
We were happy to see that there wasn't many people there. And we were also a little surprise by how much snow there was...
|Hubby is not short and that wasn't the highest accumulation either|
|Likki sitting on a snow bank...|
There was also a little cafeteria. Their special of the day was Reindeer, potatoes and coffee. I had a burger. While our food was being prepared I wrote myself a special souvenir card, after all how often can one say that they've crossed the Arctic Circle and that they had to drive South to do so! ah!
There is a national park we have to go through to get to the Center, and as we entered I saw a sign for Reindeer Crossing - I had never seen one before. I wanted to take a picture, but Hubby wasn't stopping just then - maybe on the way back, there should have others. Not long after we left the Center I saw that sign again. I wanted him to turn back. I wanted a picture of it. He kept going looking for a spot where he could turn when I screamed in excitement, there, on the side of the road was a reindeer eating some green. I barely had time to catch a picture of it. We were being followed by a big truck and it was coming fairly fast, so we couldn't really stop and snap a good shot of my first reindeer ever!
Scenery coming back was just as nice as the one going... I can't get tired of looking at this...
|Along a gorgeous river...|
You must admit, the place is fecking nice. Right? Right!