The fjords of Norway will take your breath away, and this video is almost as stunning as the real deal.
One of Norway’s absolutely foremost tourist attractions are the fjords, which are unmatched in the world. The Ålesund based Swedish photographer, who calls himself «Fjordlapse», has made a timelapse of several of our most beautiful fjords, including Geirangerfjord and Hjørundfjord.
The video speaks for itself:
The video consists of shots taken in diverse weather and fjords in Sunnmøre between 2014-2016.
«Fjordlapse» moved to Ålesund from Stockholm around six years ago, and had never done photographing before. A year later he was hard at work with learning how to operate a camera, learning by doing and from reading books.
“I have always loved the nature, fjords and the sea”, «Fjordlapse» says. “It didn’t take long before I did more timelapses than still photos. Things moves so slow in the nature, so I enjoy making timelapses more. A snapshot is done in an instant and then you hurry on to take the next photo. With a timelapse you have to sit and wait for it to be done for three hours of more. You get the time to really appreciate the nature. I like that”.
Lighthouse by Fjordlapse. Photo: Fjordlapse
The eager photographer sells his pictures and videos, but doesn’t get a lot of attention from Norwegians or Swedes apparently.
“I’ve gotten some response from Korea and such, but I’m not doing this for the attention.”.
He admits that he hasn’t seen much of Norway except for Ålesund and the surrounding areas.
“I’m not done photographing Sunnmøre yet”, «Fjordlapse» says, and promises more photos and timelapse videos in the future.
His videos and photos are uploaded to Instagram and Vimeo, where you can enjoy more breathtaking photos.
Norway is far larger than most people realise. We recommend focusing on one region at a time, If you only plan one trip to Norway, take your time as you travel; make the journey itself your destination.