Visit to Lofoten Islands
28th July to 2nd August 2010
The nearly 40 hours of travel it took me to get to the Lofoten Islands was certainly worth it. This archipelago off the coast of Nordland and within the Arctic Circle has to be one of the most gorgeous places I've ever visited. The views of red tinted fishing villages perched where steep, lofty cliffs meat a tumbling ocean are truly spectacular. My days were filled with hiking, cycling and fishing and my memories of Lofoten are nothing but positive.
First stop was the Lofoten's southern most town; the spectacular Å on the island of Moskenesøy.Home for a few nights.
Looking south towards the steep cliffs of Værøy.
Fishing from a charter can at times have its rewards; I was pretty happy with this decent Pollock.
Norway seems to have no shortage of gulls.
On my final day at I walked up to the pass above my camp for some spectacular views. Å is at the far end of the lake, my camp lost in the cliffs below.
After Å I moved to the island of Flakstadøya for a couple of nights camping at Ramberg.
A definite highlight was a cycle to the tiny village of Nusfjord.
Not sure if this fellow is a Norway native, but he's sure cute.The stave church at Flakstad.