A Short Visit to Kragerø – Part 3: Jomfruland, A Walk on Virgin Land

After our visit to the exhibit of Odd Einarson and the gallery of Christina Soot Kløvig, we got invited to Jomfruland, an island that is one-hour ferry ride from Kragerø main land.

Jomfruland is one of the most beautiful places in Southern Norway.  The island was formed during the very end of the last ice age. The ice brought stones with it on its journey out to the sea. We had a long walk there and it was a nice feeling to commune with this fantastic and pleasant landscape on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean.

The pictures we took can best explain the beauty of the moraine island named in direct translation to English as “Virgin Land”.

 

Waiting for the ferry

Waiting for the ferry

 

Inside the ferry loaded with tourists

Inside the ferry loaded with tourists

 

On our way, between the many islands in the Kragerø Fjord

On our way, between the many islands in the Kragerø Fjord

 

The best place to take in the fantastic coastal landscape is from the open deck

The best place to take in the fantastic coastal landscape is from the open deck

 

Getting closer and closer to Jomfruland:

 

 

 

Friends of my husband who have a summer house near us in Spain shows us around. They also have a summer house in Jomfruland and lives close to the famous oak forest we have to pass on our way out to the open sea

Friends of my husband who have a summer house near us in Spain shows us around. They also have a summer house in Jomfruland and lives close to the famous oak forest we have to pass on our way out to the open sea

 

Resting at an open-air church in the middle of the forest

Resting in an open-air church in the middle of the forest

 

Unique landscapes on the North side:

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Interesting things to see on the South side:

Looking for souvenirs

Looking for souvenirs

 

A famous old tree, the only one that have survived the winter storms

A famous old tree, the only one that had survived the winter storms

 

On the other side of the horizon is Denmark

On the other side of the horizon is Denmark

 

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And as all fairytale-like adventures, there are always happy endings!

And as all fairytale-like adventures, there are always happy endings!

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