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The Lofoten Islands are not high on Australians travel destinations, but honestly they should be, whether or not you are a hiker (although even better if you are). Without doubt this is one of the most picture- perfect places we have ever been. National Geographic rates it the third best island in the world. For the uninitiated, Lofoten Islands are at 68 degrees North, that's further north than Iceland, and than all but the very tip of Alaska. But due to the Gulf Stream it has ...
... had such facility's without success I decided to get on my way and try in Norway. On leaving the town I stroope at a old plinthed railway wagon for a few photos and there at the side of it was a rather large white rabbit running along the grass verge. Was this an escaped pet or was it a wild animal?? Onwards I head towards the west. With the sun shining as it was it was a wonderful 6 Celsius and quite pleasant. The first section of this E10 road was straight ...
... out. Early acculturation is essential this far north. No such thing as early to bed and early to rise. And, if you need an early kaffe to kick start the day, then survival skills are elementary, or you brew your own. We were very fortunate, however, today. The cafe at the Climbing and Skiing School had opened specially to breakfast and kaffe a group of telemark skiers. The proprietress was delighted to add our need to her darg and made us an excellent cappacino. The telemarkers ...
... difficulty raised from 1 to 9.9 by Richard having become "separated" from his baggage tag. We advised we'd wait until the next flight even though the shiny and bright lass assured us that she would forward our luggage to Svolvaer 'for free' but (looking me directly in the eye) 'you will have to go the airport to pick it up'. Being separated from your luggage tag is amongst the most heinous of criminal acts anywhere of course, but doubly so ...
... you know you will simply never forget it and it will always be a place you want to tell people about in the future... and of course encourage them to go and experience it for themselves.
It was then time to head down and little did I know how much more difficult it would be going down than it was heading up. About 20mins in (100m down) I slipped on a deceptively icy section of steep rock and instead of falling into soft snow as had been ...
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $197
Torget, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $216
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $201
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241