Mink Machine

Tromsö - Taking your house for a swim

Tromsö, Håköya, Ersfjordbotn, Sommaröya, Hillesöya, Kvalöy, Lyngseidet.

  • The lake with an explosive past

    The German battleship Tirpitz was finally sunk in November 1944 by Royal Air Force. The large craters from bombs that missed their targets form small lakes today.

    One of the Tallboy craters at Håköya

  • Crater care

    The German battleship Tirpitz was finally sunk in November 1944 by Royal Air Force. The large craters from bombs that missed their targets form small lakes today.

    Standing in one of the Tallboy craters at Håköya

  • Blasts from the past

    The final resting place of German battleship Tirpitz is surprisingly tranquil. It's hard to imagine the mayhem that took place here 60 years ago.

    Håköya

  • Beach life

    Håköya

  • Blasts from the past

    The final resting place of German battleship Tirpitz is surprisingly tranquil. It's hard to imagine the mayhem that took place here 60 years ago.

    Håköya

  • Crane kick blues

    There's nothing like a crane kick by the fjord.

    Reine at Håköya

  • Road warrior

    Reine driving at Håköya

  • Absolute Norway

    Having a picnic at a fjord surrounded by mountains while listening to Bel Canto on phone speakers. It doesn't really get more Norway than that.

    Ersfjordbotn

  • The road to nothingness

    The single-lane bridge was not really made for meeting with another car.

    Bridge to Sommaröya

  • Next stop the Atlantic

    This is just about as far west you can go without falling into the Atlantic ocean.

    Reine at Hillesöya

  • Coast guard

    Surveying the landscape at Hillesöya

  • The Swedes

    Coffee and ice cream. We found civilization out here!

    Sommaröya

  • Bridge of the mountain king

    Driving across Kvalöy

  • Beachhead

    Reine at Kvalöy

  • Norwegian architecture

    Landslides are nasty business. This house was floating several hundred meters from its original location.

    Lyngseidet

  • Into the mist

    Lyngseidet

  • A fjord with a view

    Ersfjordbotn

  • Roar if you like beer

    Mack's is the northernmost brewery in the world. Next door is the oldest pub of Tromsö, including a stuffed polar bear.

    Ölhallen in Tromsö

  • How's that for a slice of fried gold

    Mack's is the most northernly brewery in the world.

    Reine finding a pint of Mack in Tromsö

  • Get your gun

    Tromsö Defence Museum

  • Leave in silence

    Several foreign soldiers died during the fierce WW2 battles in the area. Both British and German victims are buried here.

    Tromsö

  • Narnia?

    Reine inspecting a mysterious door in Tromsö harbor

  • Not the Opera house

    Arctic Cathedral in Tromsö

  • Bricks

    Polaria Museum in Tromsö