Mountain Lake, Festvåg
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Mountain Lake, Festvåg

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The ascent to Finkonnakken brings a traveller past a couple of very picturesque mountain lakes, this one being among the most spectacular ones. Nature dressed in it's finest autumn colors, and the wind so typical for this part of the world being totally absent, made this view a highlight of the trip to the summit.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Norway

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A: View over Festvåg from Knausan

di Tord Remme, 590 metri di distanza

View over Festvåg from Knausan. Mistfjorden/Kjerringøy in the back, and Lofoten Islands in the horizo...

View over Festvåg from Knausan

B: Finnkonnakken, Norway

di Tord Remme, 770 metri di distanza

Finkonnakken (518 meters above sea) is located in Bodø Kommune in Norway. It's a 2 hour walk to the t...

Finnkonnakken, Norway

C: Spring in Festvåg, Bodø, Norway

di Tord Remme, 2.8 km di distanza

It's May 20 2012, and the small lake (Skarrvatnet) near Festvåg outside Bodø still has a thin layer o...

Spring in Festvåg, Bodø, Norway

D: View from Litjtinden, Mjelle, Bodø

di Tord Remme, 4.0 km di distanza

View from below the summit of Litjtinden (715 meters) just outside Bodø, Norway. Picture is approx. 2...

View from Litjtinden, Mjelle, Bodø

E: Steigtind in Moonlight

di Tord Remme, 4.0 km di distanza

Steigtind (793 meters) lit by the near full moon. Lack of snow this winter, and very cold (-9C), wind...

Steigtind in Moonlight

F: View at Steigtind from Festvåg, Norway

di Tord Remme, 4.1 km di distanza

Freezing cold sunday trip towards the mountain Steigtind near Bodø, Norway.

View at Steigtind from Festvåg, Norway

G: View from Litjtinden summit, Norway

di Tord Remme, 5.7 km di distanza

View from below the summit of Litjtinden (715 meters) just outside Bodø, Norway. The View shows every...

View from Litjtinden summit, Norway

H: View from Heggmotind summit, Bodø

di Tord Remme, 7.1 km di distanza

View from Heggmotind (798 meters above Ocean level) in Bodø - autumn colors and absence of sun makes ...

View from Heggmotind summit, Bodø

I: Fellestur til Heggmotinden

di Dag Andersen, 7.1 km di distanza

Fellestur til Heggmotinden

J: Luftkamp over Hegmotind

di Dag Andersen, 7.1 km di distanza

Luftkamp over Hegmotind

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Norway, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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