Day 10 Hamnøya: rain plus a strong breeze/moderate gale 

Today was an indoor day. Strong winds (our little house is sometimes shaking, its so strong) and rain almost every minute of the day kept us from venturing. Apparently the wind is caused by an offset of hurricane Ophelia. Thanks Ophelia 🙂 It still is raining cats and dogs. We did get to go outside... Continue Reading →

Day 9 Bad weather hiking and Rorbuer

Today we left Leknes and headed further down to Reine. On the way to Reine, eventhough the weather was not ideal, we stopped in Fredvang, a small village. Here the hike to the Ryten summit as well as to Kvalvika Beach starts. When the weather is good its advisable to combine the two tracks, as... Continue Reading →

Day 7 Lofoten Islands

Today we left Svolvaer and headed towards Leknes, which is in the middle of the Lofoten. The drive took about one hour. As our hike today we had picked out Offersøykammen, a mountain close to Leknes, which we believed a manageble evalation change. After around one hour steeply climbing 436 meters we reached the top... Continue Reading →

Day 6 Hiking up Tjeldbergtinden

Today we wanted to take it a little bit easy. We slept in a bit and enjoyed the very good breakfast of the hotel. At around 10:30am we decided to tackle Tjeldbergtinden a 367m summit next to Svolvær. The hike is around 5km but its very steep so not recommended for anyone with a fear... Continue Reading →

Day 5 Tromsø to Lofoten

After getting up early we left Tromsø at about 8:15 this morning as the drive to Svolvær on the Lofoten islands is 420km, which means about 6-8hours (90km max.) depending on how often you stop along the way. The drive was beautiful as you can see on the pictures below. In Svolvær we stay at... Continue Reading →

Day 4: Berlin-Oslo-Tromsø

We are now on our way to Oslo, Norway. Check in/ bag drop with Norwegian literally took 2 minutes. As usual we were way too early. The shuttle from the hotel (Holiday inn Berlin Airport) was on time and only took 8 min to the airport. Berlin Schönefeld is a small airport compared to  Frankfurt... Continue Reading →

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