Lofoten – our first hike

Lofoten are famous for its mountains and there are numerous hikes which give you a great impression of the magnificent landscape. We went first to explore 2 exceptional beaches: Haukland and Uttakleiv. The weather looked slightly better, and we were on the way to Haukland at the island of Vestvågøy. When we reached the bay …

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Vesterålen-Nyksund

Even as the weather was not thrilling – an understatement – we wanted to explore more of the Vesterålen islands and headed to Langøya where we went to explore the two villages at the northern end – Nyksund and Stø. People have been living in Nyksund since before recorded history. It was an important fishing …

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Whale watching @ Vesterålen

The Vesterålen are a good spot to see whales the whole year round. Nevertheless we just managed to get on the last trip of the year before the winter season starts around Christmas. The Whale Safari start from Andenes next to the lighthouse. But first we went on a tour through the museum where we …

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Vesterålen – Andøya

The weather forecast promised some sun so we decided to use that wisely and go for a hike on a mountain called Måtinden on the island of Andøya which promised spectacular views. The day didn’t start that nice but on the way we also got some sunny spells which made us confident that we will …

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Cruising the Vesterålen

After coming down from the island of Senja we now had reached Vesterålen, a group of several islands like Langøya, Andøya and Hadseløya just north of the Lofoten. Here the landscape is mountainous, but the mountains have a more rounded shape compared to the mountains in Lofoten.  We were on the way along a scenic route …

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