Photo: Rays of light over Napp from Stornappstind, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. September 21, 2014. 14:38
Stornappstind is one of those mountains that I’ve driven by dozens of times and always think to myself, ‘I should hike up there soon.’ Yet that soon never seems to arrive. But finally on this trip, the mountain found it’s place near the top of my ‘to hike’ list.
As morning arrived a cold wind was blowing from the east. It had been several days since my last hike, and at other times I probably would have skipped going out on a day such as it was, but I was too restless to sit around.
Leaving the hostel in Stamsund, I still wasn’t sure which mountain to hike. But with the strong wind, and at times rain and snow blowing across the islands, I though something on a western facing slope would offer the best shelter for most of the way up. Stornappstind fit the description, and so I headed to the parking area.
Climbing higher up the mountain I was relieved when snow, rather than rain began to fall in wave after wave of passing clouds and wind. And then it would clear and rays of light would break through the clouds and dance across the land below…
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
f 131/100 second