Kiting in the last rays of sunlight
December 3, 2010
The sun has now set for the year over Norway’s Arctic areas, but before it disappeared, folks flocked out to soak up a few final rays, so to speak. This man near Tromsø opted for a strenuous, adventurous approach.
The mountainous area with its summit on Fløya offers not only a panoramic view over Tromsø, but some sporting challenges as well. This lone kiter trudged his way up the mountainside to literally fly over the snow while there was still some daylight.
After some preparations, and perhaps a pause to catch his breath, the adventurous outdoorsman got his kite up and could play with the wind. In the background looms Tromsdalstind, 1,238 meters over the sea.
Daylight faded quickly. Here’s one of the last sunsets of the year and the view to the south, with the summit of Fløya (elevation 671 meters) to the left. The sun will rise again over Tromsø in mid-January.
Views and News staff