Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nusfjord / Lofoten in Norway

Nusfjord / Lofoten, Norway

This is postmarked in 2009 with a Noreg (Norway) moon stamp.

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Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays.

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Jules Verne's novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1870) concludes with Prof. Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land being washed up on an island in the Lofotens.
Norway (Noreg) stamp 2009
From the series:  Astronomy 
The Moon - 12.00

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