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Today we were suppose to go on a rib boat ride through the fjords. There was some type of mixup between the travel agent and the company because when we went to the office they were closed. The hotel contacted the owner. He came and spoke to us. He said in Sept. They only do boat trips Wed. - Sat. So plan B. We found a boat that takes people out on the same route but they go to feed the eagles. It turned out to be ...
Another day based around Svolvaer in the northern part of the Lofoten Islands. The day started much like the previous day. That is, after a fitful night sleep, I got up again at about 4am. Again it looked pretty miserable outside with sleet, rain, snow and wind. Nevertheless, we hit the road again at about 6:45 heading north as we did the previous day. The plan however was to do a different route, taking a ring road around the western side. After an ...
... beanies and down jackets all played their part. I also had the crampons on the boots today and they were fantastic as we trudged through ice and snow. Without them it is dangerously slippery as Rod found out yesterday taking a spill on the hard ground that left him very, very ginger afterwards.
The weather forecast for the next few days remains pretty ordinary. Cloud, rain, sleet, snow, low ...
... at an area where the snow was too deep to walk any longer so we put on the snowshoes which were like thick short skis with crampons on the bottom and walked straight up the side of the mountain!! We got to a ridge and followed that all the way up, I can't put into words how stunning it was- the sky, an arctic blue reflected onto the frozen lakes below while the glow of the sun - which only comes above the horizon for 20 minutes a day - cast a variety of ...
... stag and hen parties organised by our amazing friends- mine a weekend of festivals and glamping and tais a long weekend in berlin!! Before we knew it we were back in NZ, moved into a warm mouse free home with great friends, got addicted to protein shakes and cross fit and counted down the days till we headed back to the uk again for our wedding!! It was a great weekend - and to be honest all went by in a bit of a blur- I'm hoping the photographs will help me to piece together the day ...
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $197
OJ Kaarbos gate, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $216
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $201
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241