Photo: The wild mountain peaks of Lofoten from the summit of Kroktinden, Austvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Sept 27, 2013. 15:40
Day 4, mountain 4. After having dropped my camera in a lake in Sweden a few weeks earlier, by the time I received a new one I only had a week left on Lofoten. Luckily the autumn of 2013 was a calm and mild one for the most part and once I had a new camera, it was up to the mountains for four consecutive days before the weather finally deteriorated.
The 707 meter high Kroktind is a somewhat obscure peak in the Sydalen area of Austvågøy. But with legs getting a bit sore, my Swiss hiking partner Monika and I both figured this would be an interesting hike for the day.
By the time we reached the summit a layer of white cloud was beginning to conceal the sun. But being late September, it was t-shirt weather on the summit, as we sat and watched sea eagle circling around on nearby thermals. I nearly every direction mountains rose into the distance. And there were even some reflections of glaciers, somewhere far off on the Norwegian mainland.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8