Entries by Cody

Friday Photo #263 – April Is Still Winter

Photo: April is still winter here – deep snow and strong winds high up on Mengelsdalstind, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 13, 2017. 12:52 I have been receiving a lot of emails lately about ‘spring’ hiking on Lofoten. And by spring, most people are using continental weather as their reference, meaning April and May. Though […]

Seasons on Lofoten – Winter – Updated 3rd Edition

I’m happy to announce that the third edition of Seasons on Lofoten: Winter is now available. Almost 3 years to the day since I launched the first edition, which was also my first ebook, it now is part of 6 guides to northern Scandinavia. This is mostly just a minor refresh of some data, correcting […]

Friday Photo #262 – First Sun

Photo: First sun of the new year, Offersøykammen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 10, 2018. 11:16 Though the polar night technically finished around January 5/6, weather kept the sun hidden for a few days longer. But finally on Wednesday, with a clear weather forecast, the sun returned to the north! Still low on the horizon, […]

Friday Photo #261 – New Year

Photo: Descending towards Vindstad, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 9, 2017 Welcome to 2018! Well, the first post of the year at least. I probably should have come up with something bigger and more important to say this week, as last week’s post (#260) was the completion of 5 years of these Friday Photos. Not […]

Friday Photo #260 – Myrland Winter

Photo: Myrland in white, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. December 23, 2017. 13:15 Lofoten was fortunate to have a wonderful white Christmas with northern lights dancing in the sky overhead this year. In the days prior to Christmas, winter storms out of the north were still sweeping over the islands. I’ve been a bit lazy with […]

Friday Photo #259 – Polar Night

Photo: Polar night, Skjelford, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Dec 11, 2016. 14:33 The winter solstice passed yesterday. That means the darkest days are behind us here in the north. Though it will still be some weeks until we finally see the sun again. But it brings hope, that it will be back again. Bad luck […]

Friday Photo #258 – Breakwater

Photo: The old breakwater at Myrland, Flakdstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. November 26, 2017. 12:10 During the 2nd rockslide incident in November, which left us cutoff for 12 days, I decided to take a walk down to our old breakwater here in Myrland. Destroyed by a storm during the mid ’90’s (if memory serves me correct), […]

New Mountain Hiking Guides

Over the last week I’ve added 6 new mountain hikes to the site: Flakstadøy – Moltind, Flakstadtind Vestvågøy – Veggen, Kleivheia, Østhimmeltind Austvågøy – Matmora It is the dark season here, so I’m getting a lot of writing done at the moment, so there will be more updates to the site over the next week. […]

Friday Photo #257 – Night Hikes

Photo: Winter moonlight on Mannen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. November 30, 2017. 20:32 The polar night has arrived on Lofoten, and with it means that most of our lives take place in darkness these days. And so when the weather is calm, somewhat rare in the last weeks, and the moon is bright overhead, why […]

Friday Photo #256 – Polar Night

Photo: Twilight glow of winter’s polar night, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. December 11, 2016. 10:49 As December arrives the Lofoten is soon about to enter the mørketid, otherwise known as the polar night – the time in which the sun does not rise above the horizon here in the north. It has already been dark […]