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Scandinavian Mountains in Northern Sweden

67.4N 17.5E

March 7th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Sweden - February 17th, 2010

Sweden - February 17th, 2010

The Scandinavian Mountains are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula. To the north they form the border between Norway and Sweden, still reaching 2,000 m high at the Arctic circle. This orthorectified image focuses on part of the range in Sweden near the Norwegian border.

The mountains are not very tall, but are at places very steep; Kebnekaise has the highest peak on the Swedish side, at 2,104 m (6,903 ft). The combination of a northerly location and moisture from the North Atlantic ocean has caused the formation of many icefields and glaciers, which coupled with the steep mountains, creates spectacular and dramatic scenery.

The Scandinavian Peninsula: Norway and Sweden – July 13th, 2009

61.9N 12.6E

July 13th, 2009 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Snapshots

Norway and Sweden - June 29th, 2009

Norway and Sweden - June 29th, 2009

Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden (right) lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna), a range that separates Sweden from Norway. Here, this chain of peaks is capped by snow.

Norway comprises the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe, and shares a 2,542 km land border with Sweden.

To the west and south, Norway is bordered by the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea, and Skagerak. The Barents Sea washes on Norway’s northern coasts.

The rugged coastline, broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands, stretches over 2,500 km and over 83,000 km including the fjords and islands.

Here, a large convective cell looms near the northwestern coast of Norway, while, below, wispy remnants of condensation trails from airplanes hang over southern Norway and Sweden.

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