Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lofoten islands

Lofoten is an archipelago on the Norwegian west coast consisting of 5 larger and two small main islands. Lofoten is a total of 1,227 km² and there are approx. 24,500 inhabitants.
The main business is fishing (rockfish and dry fish) and tourism. 
North of Lofoten is the archipelago of Vesterålen. 
The Lofoten Islands are today tied together by europe road 10. 
Vi arrived at Stamsund at 7 pm. From here we did an excursion - Lofoten highlights. Traveled by bus from Stamsund on Vestvågøy to Gimsøy, where we saw the old church. Further to Austvågøye and the old fishing village at Kabelvåg, which is today a museum. An interesting and beautiful tour. More detailed review from the excursion at this link.
A short video from the excursion:

At 10 pm the bus met the ship in Svolvær. Then we sailed further north. Pictures are taken at 10pm in the evening.

Arrival into Stamsund, Lofoten
Gimsøy Church
The oldest fishing village in Lofoten
Lofoten Nature

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