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... hope it won't rain. Actually the sky is almost clear at the moment and the aurora forecast is "go try" so we are taking it in turns to do patrols around the deck every 15 mins and if it doesn't get too cold may stay out at midnight as that is the best chance of seeing ...
... effectively at the base of the highest mountains towering over the town and began shooting away with the eagerness of an Asian tourist! After getting my bridge shoots I proceeded to run from location to location trying to find the best photography spots... all the more challenging when Im skating across the icy roads in my completely inappropriate runners!
Once the sun was up I set myself to climb up the tallest mountain looking over the town. ...
... Yep, those animals could easily eat me for breakfast.
Then I went for a walk around the town which was very quiet, practically dead, but I think that most people were indoors. It's an area known for fishing, particularly cod, hence the drying racks dotted around the coast. They also have salmon farms as wild ones are becoming impossible to find, unlike in Finland.
There was quite a large World War 2 museum near the docks ...
... the 1 o' clock ferry. Even then they weren't sure if that would be going because of the high winds. Well I thought if they weren't sure if it was going, how could I be sure if it was going to come back?
I went to the tourist office to see if there were any other alternatives. The girl there said I had a few other options: 1)taking the bus at 12.30pm to Stokmarkness, arriving at 2.20pm and taking the Hurtigruten back. This sounded great but, the uncertainty was whether ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsVestfjord Hotell Svolvaer
Excellent Internet. Facilities are fine but a little dated and seems out of the way (behind a back alley).
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