Snowy Photo Essay – Trysil, Norway

Those who have climbed Mount Everest often say it changed something in their relation with mother nature – they realized that she was more than a commodity, more than just a piece of land. Many say they gained a new respect for her, and realized that not only is she alive, but she is powerful and has her own will. Climbing that mountain made them see how small and helpless we all are in her hands.

That sort of relationship with nature is becoming increasingly rare in our world today. Being brought up in cities and locking ourselves inside with electronics, nature has become a stranger and is something we fear rather than love.

But on the Scandinavian countryside, that quiet, solemn energy that has become so hard to find, is still there.

There is something so pure and serene about the countryside of Norway that is really lovely, and for some reason being outside there makes you feel more energized than usual.

Sadly, many people today don’t like being outdoors. I used to be like that myself, but traveling and learning to ski changed all that.

I learned to love winter, to see the opportunities in nature, to be like a child again, and most importantly: to trust myself.

Nature can be boring, if you don’t know what to do with it, scary, if you don’t trust yourself, and dangerous, if you don’t respect it.

8 Responses to Snowy Photo Essay – Trysil, Norway

  1. Helen December 9, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Beautiful photos! Happy to hear how nature has converted you to the outdoors. :)

    • Sofia December 12, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks Helen, haha me too 😉

  2. paolo December 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    wonderful wild Nature! i love the beauty of these landscapes, the colors, the richness of these snow.

    • Sofia December 12, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      I agree, the nature in Norway is truly awe-inspiring…

  3. Kevin December 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Those are some truly amazing photos. While I love visiting the snow I don’t want to live there its just a little too cold for me, that’s why I live in AZ.

    • Sofia December 12, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      Although I’m used to cold weather, Northern Scandinavia can get incredibly cold, and too cold even for me – temperatures lately have been around -20 degrees..!

  4. Dwight Erickson December 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Great stuff and great pictures. I’ve never been to Norway, but your pictures remind me of a trip to Canada me and my wife took a few years ago.

    • Sofia December 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      They do seem quite similar in nature, I’ve never been to Canada but it’s a country high on our bucket list for sure!