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... been here.
The landscape does continue to amaze us. The staggeringly beautiful peaks that soar over Svolvaer and beyond, clad in snow, are stunning. Svolvaer itself, the capital of the Lofotens, is itself very charming despite the slush and cold. The little streets and houses with that classic alpine architecture, with the high slanted roofs, and the pretty little lights that adorn each building and further hang in each window.
Travel day (or travel days). Finally! Sunday and Monday saw us take the long journey from Melbourne to Lofoten via Hong Kong, Helsinki, Oslo and Bodo. 24 hours in the air, and 32 hours from Melbourne to Svolvaer.
First flight was to Hong Kong on a Cathay Pacific flight. This was brilliantly uneventful. Clearly the Cathay policy of enforcing all screaming babies, rowdy children, the infirm etc., to ...
... the mountain tops, there were mountains, lakes, ocean, fjords, islands as far of the eye could see, eagles and ravens soared above and we set up a little seat with a roll mat and dug out snow and sat drinking coffee, eating biscuits and enjoying the amazing view until we got cold again and headed back down, walking down was definitely harder than coming up and we had a few slips here and there. We got back to the car as the light began to fade and by the time ...
... room and then whisked up to a board room and given a lecture on our days activities the next day- snorkelling with orcas!! We were told that orcas are typically around 10tonne and 5-8m in length in this area, they mainly feed on herring as there is an abundance here and there are currently around 700 orcas that feed here in December and January each year. The guide who had a very strange northern accent when he spoke English ensured there was nothing to worry about- that orcas won't ...
... neither of us know where the hell we are going, but went back to the address I had on my phone for the hostel, and FOUND IT ! Relief ! OH GLORIOUS DAY ! Slash - not so much. *Knock knock - peer in window, see lights on .. knock knock ... jiggle handle .. knock knock, ring doorbell 3 times* you know, all those things you do just to really make sure it's closed. I sneak around the back and notice that it's all torn down inside, the bunk beds are in shambles, ...
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