Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands

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Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Reine,most picturesque town in Lofoten islands

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Eggum beach bathed in the golden hues

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Raging white waves at the Flakstad beach

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Taking a stroll in Hennigsvaer

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Kayaking the fjords of Reine

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Moskenes ferry terminal

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

A climber touting the pinnacles of Svolvaer

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela
Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Yttersand beach, a grand affair

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

Bridge connecting the Gimsoyland

Photo of Northern Norway road trip | Lofoten islands by Praveen & Leela

A road trip that takes you through the mystical fjord land of Norway. To the land of Vikings and Samis, along narrow roads that tirelessly follow outskirts of mountains, through tunnels that open to great wide vistas. The wild Norwegian sea backs up against spectacular mountains tumbling down to the sea in this part of the world. We just couldn’t resist some smooth asphalt under our tires and ended up renting a car. Of course we had to write about it.

On our recent trip to the Lofoten islands in Norway, we spent most of our time backpacking on Sordland, the south islands. But we couldn’t leave without exploring the other islands of Lofoten and with the amount of time we had, we could only squeeze in a road trip to explore Lofoten north to south. What we love about road trips is the freedom to explore at our own pace, spending time at great sights and zooming past the ordinary ones. But, this time we found ourselves surrounded by stunning idyllic mountain and seascapes throughout the drive which made it hard to just move on from one stop and get to the next planned stop. We had to trick our mind and heart, which did not always work. So it actually took us 4 days to finish a stretch of 140 miles on the E10.

Pit stops & highlights:

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  • Moskenes
  • Reine
  • Kjerkfjorden and village of Vindstad
  • Hamnoy
  • Ramberg & Flakstad beach
  • NusFjord
  • Ferdvang
  • Leknes
  • Haukland beach
  • Eggum 
  • Unstad beach
  • Gimsoy
  • Henningsvaer
  • Svolvaer
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