Photo: Winter camping at Horseid beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. March 3, 2014. 18:47
I often get asked if its possible to reach so-and-so location in winter. And I can only really answer, ‘I don’t know.’ Winter on Lofoten can mean anything from hurricane force winds and -20˚C windchill in a hopeless whiteout, Waste deep powered snow, 7˚C and rain, or anything in between.
The start of 2014 saw Lofoten nearly devoid of snow. The calendar said winter, but the islands looked more like May. While the temperatures still remained relatively cold, and one had to be cautious of ice, most lower level hiking locations on the islands were easier than normal to reach.
Taking advantage of these condition, I visited all 3 of Moskenesøy’s best beaches. I actually would have like a bit more snow and winter look, but it still nice to be out camping in places that I normally only visit in summer or autumn.
On this night, at Horseid beach, I was hoping for some northern lights, but they would not arrive unfortunately.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8