When to the north, to Lofoten.
A decision was made in the winter. We will set off 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, where the sun does not set in summer, to the Lofoten archipelago. Norway is definitely right to sing one ode after another, but Lofoten exceeded all my expectations. Rough landscape, desolate, empty, pointed or round peaks protruding directly from the sea, white sandy beaches, nice people and luxurious sunny weather for that. And silence. Like really quiet. Welcome to Lofoten!
Road to Lofoten
It is a crazy distance along its own axis by car, we choose a more comfortable variant, by air Prague – Oslo – Harstad / Narvik, Evenes airport on the border of Vesterals and Lofoten. We rent a car and in a moment we are already racing through the rugged but beautiful Nordic landscape.
The first day we stay at Vesterály around Djupfjord, but only a three-hour crossing will show us Lofoten in all its beauty. For the next three days we stay in the town of Ramberg on the shores of the white sandy sea. It was not clear from a distance whether it was snow or sand. But no, it wasn't snow. Ramberg is an ideal place for hikes and trips in all directions.
Ysterad - Bay of Sandbotnen
One of the TOP hikes is from the village of Ytresand to Ytresandheia and Litlberget with beautiful views of Sandbotnen Bay. The ascent is quite steep, but not dangerous or demanding.
Trek to Kvalvika beach
But the next day trek to Kvalvika beach, ufff, it's an experience in itself. It is probably one of the most famous, because this day we meet a few people. At the beginning, a relaxed footpath, which very quickly begins to change into a stone unmarked something, only the view of Kvalvik suggests to us in which direction the „path“ could probably lead. Unfortunately, the sun does not shine on the beach until the afternoon, so we are losing that beauty. After a short pause we continue further, but the chains are somehow largely torn, somewhere just a piece of rope hangs or we go to the sea, we resist for a while, but in the end we give it up and go back and climb steeply but seriously very steeply up to the top Ryten, what up , it still goes, but it would be a massacre down. My knees are already crying. So we choose a simpler variant without a steep descent and continue across the lake Einangsvatnet back to Fredvang. Small town by the main road. Jupijou road! And passable!
Fishing village Nusfjord
The next day we head from Nesland to Nusfjord, first cool, sea views, then rocks, rocks, ladders, here and there after the ass, here and there after four, and after four hours we successfully emerge in Nusfjord, completely settled, I'll go to the kiosk, whether by chance, but quite by chance, a boat taxi does not go back to Nesland. At the kiosk, we meet a lady who has exactly the same question, but nothing like that, so it's pretty back four hours on your own. We can no longer see hunger and couscous cooked in the bungalow was the real reward
. On the fourth day we leave Ramberg with a heavy heart and head to the very west of Lofoten, to town A. The sun is no longer so bright, it's a slightly gloomy day, it looks like a road trip, which is not our cup of coffee, but town A will pass in a moment, it stops it is raining and we are falling into the forests, wetlands and bays of the Norwegian Sea again. We will not overcome the peak of Reinebringen near the town of Reine, nor can we, we learn that specialists from Nepal are working to repair it, they must in the summer season, when the climatic conditions are the best. But even if it was accessible, due to the difficulty of the red routes, I would not go into black. On the last day again a sunny day, but we have a five-hour crossing of Lofoten and part of Vesterál to Evenes Airport. One bay more beautiful than the other, every white sand beach attracts at least a small stop, but time is pushing us to return the car in time and catch our flight back through Oslo back home. Nordic hygge is ending us, but you can start .
The wild coast of Flakstad
Connections between islands
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