Return to the Frozen North

After a week of sunshine, temperatures up to 26C / 79f, we overnighted in Oslo (still a ‘respectable’ 14C / 58f) and then boarded the plane back to Bardufoss. As we headed north the clouds parted and we were treated to some wonderful views over Lofoten and Senja.

This is Stetind (sometimes call the Anvil), and often referred to as Norway’s National Mountain. To see a stomach churning video of just how steep it is, click here. 1392m / 4567 feet straight up from the sea.

We passed by Lodingen, where our friend Christopher Briggs lives and works:

The view of the Lofoton archipeligo stretched at least 125 km / 80 miles. Zoom in on this picture and see how many rows you can count.

The view gave way to the southern end of Senja, then the northern peaks of Breitind and Astritind:

We flew past Finnsnes and our neighbouring town of Søreissa:

Quite a journey, and a lot more snow than is usual for the end of May! It was 5C / 41f when we landed.

Note: because the windows were a bit gunky on the plane, all photos are enhanced, and a bit too blue.


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