Photo: Sailboat anchorage in summer twilight at Buvågen bay at Helle on the westernmost tip of Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 31, 2014. 21:48
Helle it the westernmost tip of Moskenesøy (and more of less Lofoten itself). I’ve been wanting to get here for a few years and have tried to research any hiking routes, which would likely take several days over the steep mountains. So when I learned visiting the location would probably be part of the summer sailing trip with Vertical Shot Expeditions I was a part of, I was quite excited.
We were racing an incoming storm to get here before bad weather arrived – the sea outside the bay is some of the roughest waters in Norway, with strong and turbulent currents. The weather cooperated and we arrived on a brilliantly calm afternoon, with enough time to get out the following morning.
As evening came, we built a campfire on the shore and cooked up a big meal. With the sky getting dark, I walked up a small hill to get one last view over the scene. A little while later, northern lights were filling the sky as we rode the dinghy back to the boat.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8