To the locals of Norway, the land of deep fjords and grand mountain vistas, Lofoten Islands aroused a sense of amazement. They hoped to travel there one day. And those who visited the islands spoke with an absolute air of incredulity. The islands lie to the north of Norway. Contrary to its location above Arctic Circle, it experiences mild climate than the rest of Norway. As one of the locals mentioned that Oslo could be far colder than Lofoten.
In a span of three days we drove on the National Tourist Route E10 (a title given to the scenic routes in Norway) that runs through the whole of Lofoten Islands. Starting from Henningsvaer we ended our road trip in A i Lofoten, covering approximately 230 kilometers. There couldn’t have been a better way to explore the islands than by car. The islands are well connected by road bridges and tunnels making it convenient to traverse by car.
On the first day we tasted Lofoten’s uncanny and harsh beauty as the dense clouds and rains had its spell over the islands since the past few days. We started our journey from the Leknes Airport where we hired our car. It was our first experience of left hand driving.