Norway in Winter

Beautiful trip to the mountains in Norway.  Right at the middle of winter the trees are covered in rich show. A fairytale picture.  Here is a collection of pictures from a recent trip to Norway.  Weather was very favourable with mainly clear skies and good sunrise and sunset opportunities. The sunrise and sunsets are quite beautiful.  Being a northerly location means that photographing a sunrise does not means a crazy early.  A relaxed breakfast and then out. Beautiful Norway in winter with rich snow and clear blue skies. Norway – great winter wedding photography location for couples who love the outdoors.

Here are a few examples.  More on the website David Close Photography – Norway

Norway

A high latitude country giving a wide range of day light hours between winter and summer. This same high latitude limits the air temperature hence the conditions in the mountains in winter.  With temperature down to around -20C on this visit the snow stays quite powdery.  Trying to make snow balls is impossible, as you try compress it, the snow just explodes in you hands.  These mountains are to the east of the country so in land.  Another great area to visit would be the coastal area to the west with the beautiful fjords with the steeply rising mountains on either side.

Sunrise above the pines - Norway 2016-023. Norway - great winter wedding photography location

A Norwegian penguin, actually a snow covered tree stump - Norway 2016-025. Norway - great winter wedding photography location

A Norwegian penguin, actually a tree stump just covered in wind swept snow.  Looks cute though.

A snowy branch backlit by an early sun - Norway 2016-041 Norway - great winter wedding photography location

 

A Norwegian sunrise bursting through the trees. Norway - A great winter wedding photography location - Norway 2016-047

A fabulous sunrise from a low sun catching the bumps in the snow and bursting through the trees.

Norway – A great winter wedding photography location

This gorgeous location, despite being cold would make a great location for beautiful wedding photographs, with the crisp white snow hanging on the pine trees.  Couple this with the clear blue sky with the rich warm light of the sunset and there you have an ideal location to be re