Sweden blue, Norway grey?

Sometimes it’s fun to use clichés. Yesterday there was such an opportunity on my way from Umeå, Sweden to Mosvik, Norway.

A neighbour once told me that it’s so beautiful in Norway. More beautiful than in Sweden! But he quickly added: “But we (in Sweden) have the better weather”. Perhaps he’s right. The whole way from Umeå was warm and sunny with some stratus clouds, but western from Åre, when I approached Norway I felt like driving into the dark grey landscape of another continent:

And then the rain showers came. Sometimes it just poured down so much, that the windscreen wipers hardly managed to shovel the rain from the windscreen. But I have to be fair:

It’s not the country that creates this type of weather, it’s the mountains and the Norwegian Sea. The photo is still made in Sweden, 40 km from the Norwegian border. And when I left the mountains behind, the sun came out again and laid a wonderful soft and warm light onto the landscape.


2 comments to “Sweden blue, Norway grey?”

  1. Ricarda 2016-07-25 18:59

    Aber ich gebe zu, daß dieser Sommer tatsächlich öfters auch mal Regenschauer bietet. Zum Glück dauern sie nie lang an und dann strahlt die Sonne wieder !
    Wünsche Dir noch einen herrlichen sonnigen Schwedensommer :-)

  2. way-up-north 2016-07-25 22:28

    Jetzt bin ich in der Kommune Mosvik, Ricarda und wir haben phantastisches Wetter mit Temperaturen um 25 °C. Da kann man auch in der Badehose schnorcheln.

    Auch Dir einen kjempefin sommer i Norge!

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