Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lofoten Island, Norway

Extra-Velganzer. Velkommen, Hvordan går det med Deg?.heheheh,  I am trying here to speak Norvege because right now we are going to travel, to conduct journey, to make a trip or whatever the words you said to desribe “Travelling, Journey, Trip” because Norway already waiting for you to pack your bag and preparing your visa and buying a ticket. I hope that you will have “god reise” in Norway.
Lofoten Islands
  So, our destination right now is Lofoten Island. It is a group of islands in the northern part of Norway. With its postcard looking small fishing villages nestled in fjords, dotting a very rugged coast with abrupt peaks rising directly from the ocean, the archipelago is often described as one of the most scenic parts of Norway.
Lofoten Islands
As you know that nature is powerfull in Norway, perhaps nowhere so than in the Lofoten Island, 123 Miles northern of the artic circle. This island has 118-mile-long archipleago of small fishing communities set againts a dramatic wall of towering snow-patched peaks-granite formations that date back several billion years-has drawn increasing numbers of mainlanders (and foreign) attracted to its seclusion, special light, bracing air, and unpolluter air and waters. Clearly, healthy and special environments would take to you to another world. Yes, fresh mind world and healthy world of course.
Lofoten Islands

The traditional Rorbu (Fishing cottage) was traditionally built on the docks extending out over the water, today they are popular as rentals for their simplicity (and the insight into the local way of life). This steep island-world is bathed in summer nights of eight-hour dusk, with the midnight sun shinning from June untill the July.
Lofoten Islands

Svolvaer with the population over 4000 peoples,it becomes the mai town for the islands, has a thriving summer art colony. Feries arrive here from mainland Bodo, Where Edgar Allan Poe spent a number of years writing A Descent Into The Maelstorm, describing the unique phenomenon of immense volumes of water flushed through deep, narrow gorges with the outgoing tide.
A Maelstrom – The word, of Dutch origin, means “Grinding Stream” – is a furious natural whirlpool (also known as a “Kettle”) that creates a goose-bump-including howl. Before catching the ferry to the Lofoten, visit Salstraumen Eddy on the mainland to see what mesmerized Poe
How To Get To The Lofoten Island
The Map below is designed to help you decide which means of transport is most suitable to your needs when planning your journey to Flakstad & Moskenes in the Lofoten Islands. Overseas travellers will most likely arrive in Oslo or Bergen - by air or by boat. From here, you have a number of options to choose from on your journey north.
Please note that the Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten) is not shown on the map. This is a coastal liner that operates daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, a journey of one week's duration. The coastal Steamer stops at Stamsund in the Lofoten Islands, from where there are corresponding bus services to Flakstad and Moskenes.
Lofoten Islands
 It takes about 3 hours by air from Oslo to Lofoten, but you can, of course, travel by other means of transport like the Coastal Steamer as mentioned above, the train (approx 22 hours), or by car, thus spending more time enjoying your journey. We will be glad to provide further details of means of transport, including bus, boat and air services within Lofoten.There are also express passenger boats from Bodø and Narvik to Svolvær, from where there are daily bus services to Flakstad & Moskenes.
Otherwise, the easiest way to get to Flakstad Moskenes is to take the appropriate means of transport to Bodø, and catch the ferry from Bodø to Moskenes. It is also possible to fly from Bodø to Leknes (Widerøe's) - 25 min. flight - and catch a bus from there. Motorists may either catch the ferry over from Bodø, or from Skutvik in Hamarøy to Svolvær, from where they can drive the full length of the magnificent Lofoten Islands all the way to Å.
Lofoten Islands


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