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Rorbuer: The Place to Stay in Lofoten

“Stay away from Svolvær. It’s too big and you won’t experience the real Lofoten. Go to a little fishing village and stay in rorbuer. That’s the way to experience the Lofoten Islands properly.” That’s the refrain I read over and over again when I was researching my trip to the Lofoten Islands. And while I…

Photo Essay: Picture Perfect Reine

Reine is one of those places that, like New Zealand’s South Island, appears in popular culture more often than you would realise if you hadn’t been there. I, for one, had seen this stunning place over and over again on sites like Pinterest, so when I realised it was only a few hours’ drive from…

Snorkeling…in the Arctic…in WINTER?!

As I sat on the side of the RIB (rigid inflatable boat), looking up at the snow-coated mountains rising out of the sea all around me, I wondered what in the world I had been thinking. Surely I had experienced a moment of temporary madness when I had signed up to snorkel in the Lofoten…

Photo of the Week: Breaking the Ice in Reine

When I arrived in Bodø for the ferry across to the Lofoten Islands, I didn’t hold out much hope for the next day’s weather. The plane’s landing was rough because of strong winds, and by the time the ferry departed, snow was falling heavily. Imagine my surprise, then, when I woke up to this…and imagine…

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