BANFF Mountain Film Festival Lofoten

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017 Norway

BANFF Mountain Film Festival – Saturday November 11, 2017. Meieret Kino, Leknes, Lofoten Islands.

Just a final reminder that the BANFF Mountain Film festival is just a few days away.

Come join the fun and help support outdoor initiatives on Lofoten. Beyond the films themselves, we also have some fantastic prizes to give away, including a weekend surfing package for two (including accommodation) from Unstad Arctic Surf.

For more info and online tickets, see:


Maybe I’ll see you there…

Exploring Lofoten With Arctic Campers

Arctic Campers Lofoten Islands

While preparing for my June trip to Lofoten to grab a couple last photos for my eBook, I decided to get in contact with a new company renting out camper vans on the Islands: Arctic Campers. I often try and promote the flexibility of sleeping in a car while on Lofoten and also giving support to the local companies on the Islands, so it is good to see camper vans now added to the travel options.

And quite frankly, I’m really surprised it has taken this long. Some of you might know, that at the start of my travels 10 years ago, I spent my first year living in a van in New Zealand, where camper vans were one of the most popular forms of transport – I bought my own, but there were many rentals available as well.

Though Arctic Campers have a couple different models available, I used one of their VW Caddys – the Comfort Camper. Sleeping two (all bedding included) on a comfortable bed platform with plenty of gear storage underneath, the van also included free Wifi, a fridge, 2 stoves + cookware, water and sink area, a table and chairs. For those of you worried about cold, the vans are all equipped with heaters, strong enough to keep the vans toasty even in winter while you’re hunting for northern lights.

For more info, visit Arctic Campers at: or call at: +47 410 17 430

Arctic Campers Lofoten Islands

Photo: Even summer rain can’t keep the popcorn away! Austvågøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015


Arctic Campers Lofoten Islands

Photo: Beach view at Unstad, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015


Arctic Campers Lofoten Islands

Photo: Waiting for the midnight sun, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands. June 2015

Disclosure: I was given a modest discount for the week I rented my van so I could have the opportunity to test it out for future usage. All opinions my own as always.

New eBook – Seasons On Lofoten Summer

Seasons On Lofoten: Winter

I’m super happy to announce that the second eBook in my ‘Seasons on Lofoten’ series is now available: Seasons On Lofoten – Summer

Available as PDF, 125 pages, 98 images, and over 14,000 words. $10


Building upon the same theme as the Winter edition, Seasons On Lofoten – Summer is a photography and travel guide focused on the Specifics of the summer season on the Islands.  Also included is the info for 6 of my favorite hikes and camping locations on Lofoten: Bunes beach, Horseid beach, Kvalvika beach, Ryten, Reinebringen, and Mannen.

Hiking and Camping Gear for Lofoten

spectacular view over mountains and fjords from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway

Photo: Reinebringen Autumn views, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  September 2011

If you’re interested in what hiking, camping gear and clothing I’ll be carrying with me during my Lofoten travels in August and September (plus a week or so in Sarek national park, Sweden), I’ve done a pretty extensive writeup over on my main website:

Cody Duncan – 2013 Gear List