Day 12 Rainbows, Å, Hurtigruten and Mrs. Aurora again 

Today has been quite a busy day. We had to check out of our beautiful little holiday home on Hamnøya, which made us a little sad.

Hamnøya

As the weather was much better today we headed towards the end of the Lofoten, to Å. On the way to Å there were lots of photo opportunities that we could not resist. Almost after every corner was a rainbow.

Reine

Å is a pretty little fishing village with not much to do in the winter.

Small fjord in Å
Å

After Å we drove to Neslang, another small fishing village. There is a nice trail from Neslang to Nusfjord which we went to.

Between Neslang and Nusfjord
Rorbuer in Neslang

Later that day we had to be in Stamsund. One of many Hurtigruten ports. Hurtigruten was established in 1893 to improve communication along the wide stretched coast of northern Norway. The ships now went into ports that before were only served rarely. Nowadays Hurtigruten is a ferry, cargo and cruise operator all at once. Most people go either northbound from Bergen to Kirkenes or southbound the other way around on a 5-6 day cruise. We use Hurtigruten as a ferry, from port to port. To not have to go all the way from the Lofoten to the Nordkapp by car we are going via ship. The journey will take about 40 hours and tomorrow morning we will arrive in Honningsvåg/Nordkapp.

Arrival of MS Nordnorge in Stamsund
Cruising through Trollfjord

Last night we had a pretty high aurora activity again. As it was only partly to mostly cloudy the northern lights were visible. Although trying to keep the camera steady on the tripod on a ship is almost impossible. The ship is constantly moving and you have got some sort of vibration all the time. Therefore to make a Hurtigruten Trip to photograph Northern lights cannot be recommended.

Trollfjord Passage with Northern Lights

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  1. Absolutely fell in love with these rainbow pictures… that is beauty. Once again, congratulations 🙂 Those picturesque skies in such a special setting. Lucky!!!

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