Entries by Cody

Friday Photo #543 – Håen Værøy

Photo: View west from Håen over Måstadvika and mountains of Måstadfjellet, Værøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. June 25, 2022. 12:22 Outside of ‘mainland’ Lofoten, the view from Håen on Værøy is another one of Lofoten’s most iconic views. For some reason though, it was only last summer that I visited Værøy for the first time, and […]

Friday Photo #542 – Over Unstad Beach

Photo: Evening view over Unstad beach, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. May 29, 2022. 22:29 With no darkness for the next 2 months, May is the beginning of my midnight sun hiking season. I typically don’t camp too much at this time of year unless I’m heading to a more distant location. Otherwise, I find it […]

Friday Photo #541 – Common Gull

Photo: Common Gull swoops in for attack, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. May 31, 2021. 21:53 With summer just around the corner, many of Lofoten’s migratory birds will have chosen their nesting sites and begin laying eggs. In my valley, I can already see dozens of pairs of mostly common gulls spread out across the moorland. […]

Friday Photo #540 – May Grey

Photo: Mountain birch tree in grey clouds on Haugheia, May 10, 2023. 14:53 May is usually the start of sunset-to-sunrise season of Lofoten, and I had actually already written an article about that for this weeks post. However, May this year has been on the grey side and there hasn’t been too much in the […]

Friday Photo #539 – Between Seasons

Photo: Dark clouds over Bulitind from Smordalskammen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. May 1, 2023. 16:36 It is that time of year that locals often call false spring, winter part 3-4-5, the May summer tire club, and various other jokes about the weather. After a few ‘warm’ days in April it’s easy to think that the […]

Friday Photo #538 – Misty April Mountains

Photo: Mountains emerge from misty clouds, Eltofttuva, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 24, 2022. 14:19 Last week I was somewhat optimistic that it would be an early start to barbecue season this year. But unfortunately, what I thought would be a warm April has cooled again and a layer of snow was once again sitting […]

Friday Photo #537 – Spring Thaw

Photo: Spring mountain reflections in Selfjord, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 17, 2023. 10:17 Some years the weather seems to switch as quickly as if one is turning a light off and on. What was an unseasonably cold March has now (mostly) turned into a sunny and warm April, and now finally a bit of […]

Friday Photo #536 – Hamnøy Aurora

Photo: Northern lights – aurora borealis shine in sky over red cabins of Eliassen Rorbuer, Hamnøy, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 19, 2023. 23:30 The arrival of mid April means the end of aurora season on Lofoten. By next weekend the sky will no longer be dark enough for the northern lights to be visible […]

Friday Photo #535 – March Freeze

Photo: Snow from sea to summit across over western Lofoten, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. March 18, 2023. 13:29 This week, more weather news! Perhaps I’m getting a little too repetitive and basically just turning into a weatherman these days. But after 10 years of these Friday photo posts, I often find myself struggling with what […]

Friday Photo #534 – Clear And Cold

Photo: Clear blue sky and crisp winter air over partially frozen shoreline of Flakstadpollen at low tide, Kilan, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. March 28, 2023. 11:20 It is the last day of what as been a wonderfully cold and (mostly) calm March. The best extended period of winter weather that I can remember for several […]