Adventure 69°North

Adventure and Photography – Passion for the Outdoors

Who we are

Inger & Tor

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So happy to see you visiting our blog – welcome!

We’re an outdoorsy couple that has recently discovered a love for photography – and we try to combine the two interests. Our blog is a combination of outdoor adventure and photography.

We love visiting new places and have been very lucky to experience some amazing locations.

Our honeymoon went to Alaska where we spent 6 days on a small boat trip in Prince William Sound. Another arctic destination of ours is Svalbard, a Norwegian group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, where we were so lucky to see the polar bear. We lived 4 years in Alberta, Canada – close to one of the most fantastic mountain ranges on earth – the Rocky Mountains. One of the most ‘out of this earth’ places we have been to is Yellowstone with all its magnificent colors and thermal features. Our next destination? We are hoping to make it to Antarctica one day…

Name of the blog? Inger was born at 69 degrees north and grew up far above the arctic circle – under the northern lights and midnight sun. Despite not having lived there for 10 years she still calls it home.

We would love to have your company so feel free to follow us!

90 thoughts on “Who we are

  1. I like your “about me” page. Tells me a lot about you but without too many details. Sounds like a very interesting job and I would like to hear more about that and how it is for you being a woman in what sounds like a typical male dominated job.

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    1. No he hasn’t yet (or he as, but only a dairy for family and friends) but I am trying to convince him to contribute to my blog with his perspective!
      I’ll have to check out you link!

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    1. Yes, there a quote saying something like ‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page’. That is so true! Cheers!

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  2. Ah, the ‘blessings’ of being petite! Good to hear of a woman in a male dominated field – I can imagine what your new male counterparts think when they learn that you are ‘one of them’.

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    1. I absolutely agree! Living in a new country allows you to explore nearby areas and really get to know the country and the people in a different way than if you are only visiting. I love it:)

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  3. Hi Inger. You’ve got a great blog. Glad you found mine so I could connect on yours! Sounds like you’re in Calgary(?) and have some similar interests. Would you like to go for a coffee one day to chat about our experiences? My contact info is on my blog…

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the generous comments! And thanks for posting great tips on the local area. We actually stopped by Lake Louise and Banff this weekend to have a look at some of the Snow Day events:) Looking forward to seeing more posts from you!
      xo xo Inger

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  4. Hello Inger,
    Greeting from Japan!
    Thank you for making time to stop by my photo site.
    I’m very happy to discover yours, and look forward to ‘follow’ your adventures 🙂
    Best wishes,
    Takami

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    1. Thanks! You have some great pictures on you site, enjoyed browsing the pictures. Looking forward to seeing more:) Thanks for reading.
      xo xo Inger

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment! Yes the life as an expatriate is a good one, at least for us! Gives us the opportunity to travel and experience places we otherwise would never see! Great pictures on you blog by the way:)

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  5. love your thoughts on traveling! I am in my 50’s and traveled a whole heck of a lot and I am also a retired nurse and a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps. I agree that we should splurge and travel and especially at younger ages as I have done as I have been sick and unable to travel like I used to….Thx for dropping by my blog guys!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I totally agree – don’t postpone the travel! You must have some good stories from your time as nurse with the Army Nurse Corps? Would love to hear about it! Have a nice day! Inger

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    1. Thanks for following our blog Kamila! Looking forward to exploring your blog as well, seems like you’ve done a lot of travelling to Asia. I’ve only been to India when it comes to Asia so maybe I’ll find some new travel ideas by surfing through your posts:) Inger

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    1. Hi Jim! Yes we have actually spent a lot of time in the Kananaskis, or K-country. It is great for day trips as the travel from Calgary isn’t too long. I will for sure post some posts from K-country as well. After 3 years living at the foot of the Rockies we have experienced a lot here, it is an amazing place:) But there is still lots to see!

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      1. We really enjoy Icefields Parkway but this year we are going to explore the Sunshine Coast and Vancover Island. Baniff was too busy for us but we really enjoy Jasper. You live in a beautiful place.

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        1. Fully agree Banff is crowded, but nothing compared to Lake Louise! Crazy busy around the Chateau Lake Louise…. Jasper is also my preference, but it is a 5 hour drive to get there so we don’t go too often. Vancouver Island is beautiful, we had a short visit there last summer – that should be a great trip!

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  6. Hei! Så fin blogg & inspirerende bilder! Spennende å følge deg som expat, Inger. Kunne godt tenke meg det samme en vakker dag 🙂 Ta gjerne en titt på min også for litt reiseinspirasjon: travelfemme.com. Ønsker dere begge en fin onsdag! -Hege 🙂

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    1. Hei Hege! Takk for at du la igjen en kommentar så jeg kunne sjekke ut bloggen din også! Artige kitebilder du har på bloggen. Ser også du nylig var i Sør-Korea. Jeg er på tur dit i April så skal abolutt sjekke ut noen av tipsene dine! 🙂

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        1. Takk, takk! Ser frem til der. Er jobbreise så vet ikke hvor mye jeg rekker utenom jobb, men litt av kulturen får man jo med seg uansett.

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  7. Thanks a lot for visiting and following my blog. It was interesting to read about your “reverse role” relationship. Our son’s wife is an engineer who works for Conoco-Phillips and he gave up his business to accompany her to Australia for several years. He does work part of the time, but also pursues his glass art, does most of the food prep and other chores. They have a great life, and it sounds like you do also!

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    1. Seems like they have a similar life style as us for sure! The expat life has been a very good one for us:) It has given us lots of experience and travel opportunities we wouldn’t have had back home. Thanks for stopping by Marilyn!

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    1. Thanks for the follow and for leaving a comment so I can check out you blog as well. I can see you are also a fan of experiencing the world:)

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    1. We are lucky to be able to have travelled to another part of the world with work where we get to explore part we otherwise would never have known about:) Thanks a lot for dropping a note so we can check out your blog as well.

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  8. I had to kind of laugh as I don’t think of expats too often in Canada and of course, that is not the case as you both are! I am happy to see you are enjoying Alberta a lot as it is so close to outdoor activities. It is a special place. I look forward to reading more of your adventures here and elsewhere. Happy exploring, Cheryl

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    1. We are absolutely loving it here. Being so close to the Rockies is just perfect for us! It is such a beautiful country. We are definitely going to continue to explore it while we still have the chance:)

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment Emily! I am sure most people out there have great moments to share. There are the boring ones as well, but they never make it to the blog:) I love you subtitle btw! Sonreí porque la vida es un regalo. And I was so happy I could understand it despite it being 10 years since I was backpacking in South America:) Have a wonderful day!

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  9. OMG…YOur photography and your blog are simply excellent. I just wanted to say hi and to thank you for kindly following me. I will look forward to checking back with you and thanks for such inspiring work.
    peas n luv
    Bob

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  10. Dear Inger and Tor,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog 🙂

    Great to find you guys from far north 🙂

    I was born at a latitude of ‘9 degree north’ and northern lights are still a dream to me 🙂

    I have many blogging friends from the stunning north and hope I would be able to spend a night under the beautiful Arctic skies …

    Hope to see many more interesting stories and images here,

    Have a great time 🙂

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  11. hey guys.. thanks for stopping by my blog.. this past summer was quite an adventure for us.. but it appears that you are living an adventure year round! good for you 🙂 looking forward to reading more about what you have been up to.. jt

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  12. You are a very talented photographer Inger! I like following pictures and looking for more places to explore in Alberta and beyond. I am an expat in Alberta as well, but both me and my boyfriend are working here 😉
    Thanks for visiting our blog!
    Are you heading to Jasper in winter?

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  13. Hi Inger and Tor- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. You have a terrific blog and having just been to Scandinavia, look forward to reading your recent Norway post along with your many other travel adventures.

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