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Summer hollidays in Lofoten, Norway

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Hi again,

I finally got some time to chose some pictures and to write some words about our summer holidays.
This year was the time to travel to some colder place. Lofoten in Norway was in the top of the list already for quite some time so this year we went there, above 68º north.
We took the flight from Lisbon to Oslo and then to Bodo. Then from Bodo we took the ferry to Moskenes in Lofoten in a crossing that took a little bit more than 3 hours. Nusfjord, our final destination, took another hour driving. Nusfjord, was our base camp during that week.
Driving around is easy and it is the best way to reach all the nice spots in the islands. We've spent five days checking out the increadible beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, surrounded by tall mountains.
We've started at Â, the beautiful fishing village, and we've finished our tour in Laukvik, the northern most point we've visited. Difficult to put on words - and even in pictures - the feeling of calmness and the real scale of the landscape... you really need to be there to understand it. Below some pictures of places we've visited in Lofoten.
Aah... such nice moments!

Â, the world heritage fishing village

Fisherman preparing the stockfish in Â

Our cabin in Nusfjord, another world heritage place

On our way to Unstad beach...

After walking for more than one hour following the mountain trail, there it was, the great view of Kvalvika beach.

Rock and rolling
Las picture before returning to the mountain trail

The amazing Uttakleiv beach, really my favourite beach in Lofoten!

Breakfast in Svolvaer / The Ice Magic Bar, strange but unexpected / The impressive WW2 museum in Svolvaer / Bridges of Lofoten
The kingdom of the Gods

After leaving Lofoten and Bodo, we drove south to visit the Svartisen glacier.
No words to describe the feeling of touching the ice and being inside some caves inside the glacier...

This is it, I hope this will tease you to make the same trip one day.
Memories stay alive...

Posted by ACoelho 09:34 Archived in Norway

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