Kingsport man visits Norway on first leg of six-month trip abroad

Holly Viers • Sep 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Last month, Kingsport native Jason Salley embarked on a six-month solo trip to seven countries across the globe. Throughout his trip, Salley will share photos with the Times News, including these from his time in Norway. Shown in the first two photos, the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord in the western portion of Norway is a sight like none other. This incredible valley greets you with lush green vegetation and monstrous waterfalls that pour from the canyon walls high above the shoreline. This specific fjord is one of the most visited locations in Western Norway for those wishing to take part in rugged adventure hiking. Spending multiple days primitive camping in the Geirangerfjord backcountry was exhilarating and showcased the natural beauty of this Scandinavian paradise. Shown in the last two photos, the small fishing village of Reine is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago in Norway’s far north. This remote area of Norway is positioned above the Arctic Circle and boasts some of the most beautifully rugged scenery in all of Europe. The solitude amongst the Moskenes coast is as infinite as it is beautiful. Fabled red fishermen cabins dot the back channels of this Norwegian wilderness outpost. Salley was able to summit Reinebringen Mountain, which looks down over the village of Reine and provides a brilliant view of the archipelago.