Unchanged Land

Frozen Landscapes from the inhospitable mountains of Finse, Norway. The cold and harsh environment of Finse has served as practice grounds for polar expeditions by Amundsen and Scott because of striking similarities with the South Pole. Kim used this location to experience what these travellers may have seen and gone through during their explorations. The landscape in Finse remains unchanged land since their visit in the early days of the 20th century.
Kim Dijkstra photographed this series of Ice Landscapes in dire circumstances. Even the brief moment you needed to take of a glove in order to change the batteries made your fingers totally numb. The batteries died a lot quicker in these temperatures. The wind was howling through rocks and crevices. Everything in the environment made one thing clear: you’d better go home. But the breathtaking beauty made you want to push further, and search for the next magnificent view.

Read or listen to ‘If I were a Rock’, a poem written about this experience by Kim Dijkstra

(read by Miles Phillips)

Finse has an outerworldly quality, so much so that George Lucas used the location to shoot the ‘planet of the ice’ in ‘the return of the Jedi.

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See more landscape photography of Kim Dijkstra

Whispering Rocks

The serenity and eternity of this ice landscape is almost palpable.. 2014
Star Wars
Star Wars

This outer worldly Ice Landscape was used in the Star Wars Film ‘Return of the Jedi’. 2014
Star Wars
The Unknown

This Norwegian ice landscape invites to explore what is beyond the horizon..
Wild Reindeer
Wild Reindeer

Finse (Norway) is the home of the last few herds of wild reindeer in Europe.
Wild Reindeer
Flying Snow Ice Landscape
Flying Snow

Flying snow whirls up to the sky in a Norwegian ice landscape.
Flying Snow Ice Landscape