Norway in a nutshell

I’ve recently had the pleasure of traveling around in Norway for a client, and capturing spectacular nature.
But the scenery around the fjords on the west coast can also be something you won’t see on a postcard:
These are some snaps shot with my phone. You can also follow me on Instagram. 

Fjærland

Fjærland

Jostedalsbreen

Jostedalsbreen

Goat cheese, Undredal

Goat cheese, Undredal

The dairymaid will be back at 2 PM

The dairymaid will be back at 2 PM

Norway mug

Norway mug

Glacier Sightseeing

Glacier Sightseeing

Undredal

Undredal

Trollveggen

Trollveggen

Nærøyfjorden, seen from CCTV

Nærøyfjorden, seen from CCTV

Sleeping tourist, Nærøyfjorden

Sleeping tourist, Nærøyfjorden


Tour De Lofoten

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Vesterålen and Bodø in Norway.

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand and gets a cup of coffee.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand and gets a cup of coffee.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. Here she is at Haukelandsstrand.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway. She visited a local fish factory, Lofot in VestvŒg¿y.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Prime minister Erna Solberg visits Lofoten, Norway.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden. Selfiestangen ble flittig brukt.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden. Selfiestangen ble flittig brukt.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden. Erna fikk også fisket litt for pressen.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden. Erna fikk også fisket litt for pressen.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten. Lørdag reiste hun med båt fra Svolvær til Sortland, via Trollfjorden.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She took a boat from Svolv¾r to Sortland, via Trollfjoren.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She found a cute dog in Sortland.  Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

She found a cute dog in Sortland.
Photo: Kyrre Lien, VG

Everything was ready for the prime minister in Holand.

Everything was ready for the prime minister in Holand.

In Sortland she got the opportunity to paint a bench blue.

In Sortland she got the opportunity to paint a bench blue.

Some was happy for some new tarmac they had gotten in Holand, VesterŒlen.

Some was happy for some new tarmac they had gotten in Holand, VesterŒlen.

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Mange i Holand i Vesterålen hadde dukket opp for å få en titt på statsministeren.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Mange i Holand i Vesterålen hadde dukket opp for å få en titt på statsministeren.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

A cow liked Erna Solberg in Holand.

A cow liked Erna Solberg in Holand.

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Erna fikk i Holand, Vesterålen, også muligheten til å se på noen kalver.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Erna fikk i Holand, Vesterålen, også muligheten til å se på noen kalver.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Her tar Erna en selfie med Grete Ellingsen og andre fra Sortland Høyre på Holm.  Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG

Statsminister Erna Solberg er på rundtur i Lofoten, som en tjuvstart på årets valgkamp. Her tar Erna en selfie med Grete Ellingsen og andre fra Sortland Høyre på Holm.
Foto: Kyrre Lien, VG


Wildfire threatens Athens

The greek capital was smothered in smoke as mountainside blaze threatened homes in Athens. Now all of my equipment and clothes smells like bonfire.

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Athens fire: Greek capital smothered in smoke as mountainside blaze threatens homes. Photo: Kyrre Lien

Athens fire: Greek capital smothered in smoke as mountainside blaze threatens homes. Photo: Kyrre Lien

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Greesecrisis

Clashes broke out in Athens on Wednesday following a new bailout agreement with European Union’s creditors. Video can be fond here. Photos for VG.

 

The police secure the Parliament prior to the demonstration.

The police secure the Parliament prior to the demonstration.

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A lady sprays down the police with a fire extinguisher.

A lady sprays down the police with a fire extinguisher.

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Riots in Athens, Greece from Kyrre Lien on Vimeo.

Athens has around 20.000 homeless people, of a population of just over 600.000 people.

Athens has around 20.000 homeless people, of a population of just over 600.000 people.

 


The respons to Nettkrigerne

Two weeks ago, I published one of my biggest projects ever. Nettkrigerne is a series of portraits of the people who are extremely active writing internet comments.

I’m going to publish the portraits here later, but for now, here are some statistics from the project published in VG Helg and on vg.no. According to the analytics at VG, it was very popular on the website.

– The videos has been viewed 415.000 times.
– The site was shared on Facebook 11.000 times.
– 500 shared it on Twitter.
– Some 20.000 people liked it on Facebook.

It was so much fun seeing how it was received by the people and how it engaged so many.

Here are some of the reactions:

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Not all were huge fans of me or the project:

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But most people seamed to like it:

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I also had a 4050% increase of visitors to my webpage the day Nettkrigerne were published.

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What was really nice the hear, was that all of the people I portrayed, were really happy with the end result. They felt that they finally were able to reach out with their opinions and that people finally could see and hear what they had to say.

PS!
I also got a song! (from 43:15)