Entries by Cody

Ebook Update – West Lofoten Hikes – 4th Edition

A new update is out for West Lofoten Hikes ebook. More info. This is a fairly minor update compared to previous ones. Now added to the fouth edition: 5 new hikes and 40 pages. Price stays the same at $16 (+ Vat for those of you in Europe). If you’ve already purchased a previous edition, […]

Friday Photo #488 – Beach Seaweed

Photo: Seaweed covered beach after a week of stormy May weather, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. May 11, 2022. 22:33 Today’s photo is an intentionally ‘ugly’ one. It has been a fairly stormy, cold and rainy May this year with a seemingly near constant north wind blowing across the islands and rough seas. In these types […]

Friday Photo #487 – Light And Shadow

Photo: Long shadows fall over the peaks of Veggen, Mannen, and Himmeltidan on Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. May 3, 2022. 21:25 It has been a turbulent and stormy start to May this year and any short moment of sunlight was quickly erased in the next wave of passing snow or rain. In these weather conditions […]

Friday Photo #486 – Return Of Winter

Photo: Late April beach snow, Myrland, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 28, 2022. 23:25 Winter has returned to Lofoten! After a period of mild weather that saw most of the low level and a fair amount of high level snow melted away with the promise of an early spring, a cold north wind has brought […]

Spring Cleaning and Updates

Photo: Last light over Haugheia, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. With the midnight sun and the summer hiking season just over a month away, I’ve begun a bit of a spring cleaning of the website to get everything updated as much as possible. Truth be told, I’ve been a bit lazy over these last couple years […]

New Mountain Hikes – Haugheia and Helligberbet

I’ve added two new hiking guides for some easy small mountains on Vestvågøy: Haugheia (145m), located near Leknes, and Helligberget (238m), located in Unstad. Haugheia hiking guide Haugheia is an easy family (and child) friendly low, flat ridge rising to the north of Gravdal on Vestvågøy. Popular with locals for an afternoon jog or Sunday […]

Friday Photo #485 – April Twilight

Photo: The northern sky glowing at midnight in the white nights of spring, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 20, 2022. 00:35 Only a month after the spring equinox in March the nights of mid april are no longer fully dark. Though it can be somewhat deceptive just looking at the sunrise and sunset numbers themselves, […]

Friday Photo #484 – Spring Ptarmigan

Photo: Male Ptarmigan in mix of winter and summer moulting sitting on fence post, Myrland, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 11, 2022. 15:11 With the long and (hopefully) sunny days of April comes the ever increasing activity among Lofoten’s birdlife. With the oystercatchers some of the first arrivals in mid March, many of the other […]

Friday Photo #483 – Aurora Season Ending

Photo: April northern light shine over glowing northern horizon in final days of aurora season, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. April 10, 2021. 01:06 With the ever lightening nighttime sky of April comes the inevitable end of Lofoten’s aurora season. Last year (Friday Photo #433) brought a fantastic finale to the season with 5 consecutive nights […]

Friday Photo #482 – Slippery Roads

Photo: Snowy traffic jam as rental car is pulled from ditch after sliding off the road near Vareid, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. March 29, 2022. 15:47 After an unusually warm and mild first half of March which saw Lofoten looking more like spring than winter, the snow finally returned in a series of passing storms. […]