New Guide – Lofoten’s 3 Best Beaches

I’ve just added a new article for the three best beaches on the Lofoten Islands. Kvalvika, Bunes, and Horseid beaches

CLICK HERE — to check in out.

This article differs from the older ‘Top 5 Beaches‘ travel guide I had in that it was possible to drive and park at all of those.  To reach to truly best beaches on Lofoten, You’re going to have to put your legs to a bit of work and do some hiking (and also a ferry for Bunes and Horseid).  But the effort is worth it as they are truly spectacular places and and least 1-2 of them should be near the top of any travel itinerary when visiting the islands.

New Hiking Guide – Kvalvika Beach

I’ve just added a new hiking and camping page for Kvalvika Beach.  A few photos as well.


Check it out! And if you like what I’m doing here and think any of my info is useful, please help me out a bit and spread the word to your friends.  The more traffic this place gets, the more motivation I’ll have to make cool (free) stuff for you guys…

I’ve already began uploading images to my archive some photos from the August/September part of my travels, 50 online so far.  –CLICK HERE– if you want to see them. Otherwise, I’ll hopefully get a quick edit down to about 20 images and have a new gallery online here by the end of the week.

Updates coming soon!

I’m finally finished with my travels for the year, which included about 4 weeks on Lofoten:  Two weeks catching the end of summer in late August and then back again for Autumn at the end of September/beginning of October.

August proved to be somewhat stormy, but I still managed a few days out in the mountains and some wonderful nights camping at Horseid and Kvalvika beaches.

As I returned again at the end of September, I was mostly expecting just to shoot some Autumn color and be content with walking away with a few good photos.  But the Autumn remained mild and calm, and day after day I found myself on top of one mountain or another: Skottind, Himmeltind, Offersoykammen, and Hoven.  I tried to save these for the days with the best weather, but wasn’t always successful in this regard.  But all in all, I exceeded my expected productivity for this part of the trip.

My only disappointment comes in regards to the northern lights.  From August till October, I spend 6 weeks north of the Arctic Circle: 4 on Lofoten, 2 in north Sweden hiking on the Kungsleden.  Though in this time I only ever saw a few minor displays that weren’t particularly photogenic.  That is until my last night in Lofoten, when the entire sky lit up from horizon to horizon for the best Aurora that I’ve ever seen.  The only problem was that I was aboard the Hurtigurten, sailing across the Vestfjord to Bodø.  Thus I could only watch, knowing I couldn’t take any photos.  But as I like to say, it’s just all the more reason to go back and try my luck again.  At the moment I have the end of February roughly scheduled for my next visit.

If I can keep myself to a decent writing schedule I should be able to add one new page per week or so, plus couple new photo galleries as well.  And if anyone has any suggestions on info you’d like to see that I’ve yet to write about, let me know and I’ll do my best…