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What I am doing at 9 pm in Norway during the Summer (pics)

I am currently living in a tent, and I used to walk 30 minutes to be online. But that was last year. This year I’m online at the beach, and I am online when I am at the top of the mountains. The only challenge I have is the electricity. I have to use solar power to run my iPhone and I have to walk to the public library to charge my computer and iPad.

I love this time of the year. This is what I’m looking at right now, and it’s 9 pm.

this is my view right now

I believe that the reason I am having such a fantastic time is mostly because I am living in Norway and it’s mostly dark and cold outside. When you’re experiencing dark and cold for many months, the summer becomes a very special time of the year – it’s not like living in Florida (right Bill?). I am experiencing having fun in the sun just a few weeks every year.

And right now it’s just past 9 pm, and this is what it looks like at the beach.

storesand norway beach

It’s hard to describe how it feels like when you’ve been waiting for something like this for close to a year, and suddenly you’ve got it. It’s just perfect and fantastic, that’s what it is. No need to use more words to describe the feeling.

Here’s another view, from a different angle.

storesand beach

I have written a novel, it’s not finished, but one of the spots I describe in the novel is this path. This is the path I’m walking every single day when I’m camping. I started writing the novel when I discovered a red cross in the forest.

storesand path

I am still working every single day, and I am enjoying every minute of it. I love being part of the nature during the summer. And a few days ago, I met this guy when I walked to the public library. I was just a few feet away. He was standing still, and staring at me.

norway moose

That’s what I am doing during summer. I am working, but it doesn’t feel like work. I am just enjoying summer and doing what I’m passionate about.

I’d love to know what you are doing this summer.



41 responses to “What I am doing at 9 pm in Norway during the Summer (pics)”

  1. Vlad Romanov says:

    Awesome pics from Norway, especially the one with the moose.

  2. Bill Dorman says:

    Cool beans; it would be odd to me to live in a part of the hemisphere where you have the extremes of darkness and light. I can only imagine the thrill when summer rolls around.

    Of course where I live in Florida, we can do outside activities about 360+ days a year. I guess we are spoiled somewhat. Yes, it’s humid and hot in the summer and we can have hurricanes and mosquitoes as big as birds at times; but I’m still ‘all in,’ it’s all I know.

    Great pics, thanks for sharing. I’m wondering how Kaarina’s moose got to your place. I noticed there were no pics of you in the water; a little chilly?

    • I know. It’s hard to get used to this type of climate even when you’re born here and lived here most of your life. I just love the summers when it’s light almost all the time (it’s still raining a lot, but it doesn’t get very dark). If you go up north in Norway it’s light 24 hours a day, that’s weird even for a Norwegian ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’d love to see those mosquitoes. I am having problems with the small ones in Norway. I am not sure if I would be living in a tent in Florida ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mark says:

    Hi Jens! Wow, these are beautiful pictures indeed!

    I can only imagine the idea flow you’re getting spending time in this beautiful setting.

    LET THERE BE LIGHT!

    I’m glad your working by the way – that way I get keep receiving all of that great insight and marketing content you serve up consistently. I’ve been using it!!!

    Enjoy your time my friend and be inspired and keep inspiring..!

    • Thanks a lot Mark.

      I took the pictures with my iPhone, so I guess they would be even better if I had used a “real” camera ๐Ÿ™‚

      By the way, when’s summer in Costa Rica? I bet it’s not at the same time as Summer in Norway ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Mark says:

        Here in Costa Rica, there’s a dry season (high) and rainy season (low). Where I live the temperature pretty much stays at an average of 78 degrees year around : )

        Dry season starts in December and ends in March. There is a lot less rain during this season. The sky’s are blue and it seems like I can reach out and touch the ocean from my front yard.

        We are in the rainy season now and every morning I wake up, there’s a bed of clouds just below us covering the valley below. I almost want to go jump on them to see if they can hold me ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        Just beyond that is the ocean. It’s about a 20 minute drive from my house. I live on the side of a mountain right above a jungle. During rainy season there’s like a midst that’s exactly the same color as the ocean. It disappears!

        I think this must be one of the most beautiful places God made on this planet.

        I love waking up in the mornings, it’s inspiring : )

        I appreciate you Jens, thanks a bunch for sharing Saturday morning with me – cheers!

        • You shouldn’t talk about Costa Rica like that. One day I’ll end up knocking on your door ๐Ÿ™‚

          Costa Rica sounds amazing. I have always wanted to visit. I bet there are all sorts of animals there too. That’s what I love the most ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Mark says:

            My house is your house Jens. You have a friend in Costa Rica and place to stay anytime you want.

            You would love it here – just saw a family of toucans sitting on a tree outside the window. That’s a trip!

            I just snapped this picture with my phone camera… It doesn’t do it much justice, but I think you’ll kinda see what I was talking about.

            There’s an ocean just beyond the mountains, and its’ so strange that you can’t see it!

            http://markharai.com/picture_library/my_front_yard.jpg

            Have a good weekend my friend!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Hi Jens, Beautiful! You’re right, you appreciate something a lot more when it’s rare. When I lived in England the changes in light between Winter and Summer were much more intense than I had ever experienced. I discovered I’m not a fan of extremes.

    I loved living in Florida, except for Palmetto bugs that were as big a house cats. Small house cats.

    Nothing beats the beauty of Norway, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • My dad keeps talking about moving to Spain. He’s retired now and can move anywhere, and every time it gets cold and a lot of rain, he starts talking about his plans to move to Spain. But, I doubt that it will ever happen. The nature in Norway is beautiful, but I would prefer more light than darkness ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Adrienne says:

    It’s 9:00 pm at night? Really? That’s so cool but boy would that ever throw me off.

    The scenery is so beautiful and I love that path in the woods. Even coming up on that bad boy would be a really cool experience as well Jens. You just have the best of both worlds. Norway is a beautiful country and I’m so glad you’re sharing it with us.

    Have a great time at the beach!

    ~Adrienne

    • Yes, it was 9:00 pm at night, and that’s the awesome part of it. I remember when I was in Italy last year, and the weather was just fantastic. But at 9:00 pm it was all dark. Here in Norway, the weather isn’t as hot and the sun might not be as bright, but it’s light most of the evening and night. And farther up north in Norway it’s light all night ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hajra says:

    Ok, I came by after a long, long time and you just made me very jealous and maybe a little cranky!

    I live in Abu Dhabi and we have summers the whole year round! Decembers get a little pleasant but then that is just about it! So summers for me is 110 F with 80 % humidity and the AC running at full blast. That is the only way we can keep our cool!

    • Hi Hajra,

      I’d love to switch with you right now. When I wrote this post and took the pictures, the sun was shining and it was really hot, even at 9:00 pm at night. But, now it’s 6:30 pm and it’s cold and raining. The weather switches fast in Norway ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Rod Gomes says:

    Hi Jens,

    I’m checking your blog out for the first time, found you on Sergio Felix blog. Not a bad thing that the first post I see (after reading your about page) is this post, filled with beautiful pictures!

    Whenever I see pictures of Norway I always get fascinated by how incredible they look.

    Glad to hear you’re working on a novel, I tried my hand at writing one as well (fiction/horror), got the first chapter written and ended up getting lost in the process, so I’m shelving it for now.

    Enjoy the summer time, have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rod

    • Hi Rod,

      That’s awesome that you’ve come from Sergio’s blog. He is an amazing guy, and what he’s doing online is brilliant.

      I just had to write this post. I was looking at the sun and thinking that it’s a rare feeling in Norway that the weather is that beautiful and I was thinking about my friends online who are experiencing this kind of weather all the time. I believe that if you don’t experience it that often, we appreciate it a lot more. And this can be related to everything.

      I took the pictures with my iPhone. I have ordered a new Canon camera, so hopefully you’ll see even better pictures next time you visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Beautiful photos Jens:) My grandparents, from Finland, would experience the same type of sunshine in the “land of the midnight sun”.

    Here in Canada, I say we have only 2 seasons: It’s too hot and it’s too cold, haha!

    Oh, and don’t let Bill know that I loaned you the moose;) Cheers! Kaarina

    • Hey Kaarina,

      I have never been to Finland, but I have always wanted to and it’s not that far away. One of my friends visited Finland about a month ago and visited the Santa-village (don’t remember what it was called). I’d love to see how different (and similar) Finland is to Norway.

      Have you been to Finland recently?

      I won’t tell Bill about the moose ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sergio Felix says:

    Wonderful scenery Jens!

    I think it’s a bit weird to me that you have so much sun light at 9:00pm that is something that would never happen in Mexico.

    As for weather goes, I don’t really enjoy hot weather anymore. Where I live it’s pretty normal to hit temperatures above 40ยฐC/104ยฐF and it is humid as you wouldn’t imagine.

    I have found that whenever I travel to colder places I have such an amazing happy mood for everything, that’s the main reason why I’m looking forward to move somewhere else really soon.

    I guess we’re just never pleased with our local weather? haha

    Take care Jens and have a great weekend my man!

    PS. Thanks for the kind mention to Rod, that made my day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hey Sergio,

      We should switch places, at least for a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have been to Mexico once, and I love it. I was in Cancun, Merida and a few other cities. I had an awesome time and the weather was really hot. But, for a holiday it was perfect, but I probably wouldn’t be able to work ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have you been to Europe?

      What I told Rod is true ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jack says:

    Hi Jens,

    Those pictures are fantastic. I am reminded of a job I had many years ago. Some of my customers were in Alaska and every year I would get a call from them to ask for help finding new employees.

    You see these particular customers were located in a place where the sun never sets during summer and every year they would fire some of their people who would get “lost” because of the never ending sunlight.

    • Hi Jack,

      I have been to the north in Norway a few times, and it was really hard to adjust to the sunlight and to the darkness. So, I understand what you’re saying when you say “lost” ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Wow, that’s brilliant. If it weren’t so cold the rest of the year, this would be a place I would consider moving to. Not only are the people wonderful, but I hear politically it’s a country that actually makes sense…thanks for sharing this. Enjoy your long hot summer days ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi Gabriella,

      My uncle lives in Thailand during the winter, and in Norway during the spring and the summer. He gets the best of both worlds.

      I never get used to the weather in Norway. But, I love living here ๐Ÿ™‚

      • That’s the trick I think, I have a few friends that split their year into two places. Now if we can agree on the first place, I’m sure we could find the second place easy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ruth Zive says:

    In Toronto, where I live, we have plenty of cold during the year, so I too look forward to the summer months. This summer, we are getting EXTREMELY hot temperatures – but I absolutely love it! Your pictures are breathtaking Jens – it reminds me of an area near Toronto called Muskoka. Moose and bears are common friends – and the trees canopy the landscape with a sea of green. Enjoy!

  13. Hello Jens, It’s my first comment on your blog. Loved the beautiful pictures. I just can’t believe those daylight pictures were taken at 9pm? If it’s true, may I know how? Are you camping alone at this amazing place? The benefit of being your own Boss and earning a living online… :0

    Dr.Spencer Jones

    • Hi Spencer,

      Thanks a lot for your comment. I took the pictures with my iPhone 4S and since it’s in Norway during the summer (and if the sun is shining) 9 pm is like 3 pm in other countries. I am writing this comment and it’s 7 pm and it’s like it’s in the middle of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Simply awesome, One day I want to visit the place. That path way is just nostalgic, except the fear of any wild animals ? LOL. I am from India, and those pictures reminds my of my childhood days when I visit my grandfather who used to stay in such a place over a beautiful mountain. I’ve been wishing to visit those places once again for many years, but haven’t been able to do it yet…

        Dr.Spencer Jones

  14. Junaid Ahmed says:

    You know how it is. Youโ€™re out in the sunshine, perhaps hiking through a patch of uncharted wilderness, when suddenly youโ€™re attacked by the dreaded Chupacabra. As the bit of fiendish cryptozoologica attempts to devour you messily, you pause to reflect, โ€œWhy didnโ€™t I follow Claireโ€™s Summer-Activity Related Enjoyment Tipsโ„ข?โ€ This really ticks off the Chupacabra, as it does not appreciate your lack of attention to matters at hand.

  15. Ben says:

    Hi Jens – Great photos. Really good stuff. Unfortunately it hasn’t been much of a summer in the UK – it’s all rain, rain, rain!

    My wife and I lived in Australia for a couple of years – she’s Australian. We lived a short drive from the sea, and the weather was lovely. Sunny, but not too hot. However, we didn’t move there for the weather, and we certainly didn’t move back to the UK for the weather here!

    I don’t mind the rain really. It just means I don’t get a lot of good photos. Grey, gloomy weather doesn’t look quite the same as the beautiful views you’ve shared in your post.

    Enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

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