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  • pakarang
    started a topic This is Lofoten

    This is Lofoten

    This is Lofoten

    On the old forum, I started a thread called The Lofoten Islands... I hope that we can continue building on that subject, and I restart the thread by posting some images I took with my mobile camera on a charter to Lofoten on July 8th 2009:

    Approaching Reine:


  • pakarang
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    Beautiful shots from incredible Nusfjord!

    I have been there myself but it's starting to be some years ago now. To me, it looks like the place has been upgraded and polished into a much finer postcard than when I visited.

    Did you have to pay an "entrance fee" to wander around the docks?

    Last time I was there, you had to pay 200NOK in entrance fee if you wanted to leave the carpark and walk down to the docks.

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  • Ralf__
    commented on 's reply
    Yes, Daddy.

  • Sterkoder
    commented on 's reply
    Yes, but I always tell everyone I care about to take care and drive safe, so you can't get away from that one ;-)

  • Ralf__
    commented on 's reply
    Follow the Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way thread. We are used to such roads. Nothing better like such ones!

  • Sterkoder
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    Remember to take care. Roads to Nusfjord and Unstad are narrow and not straight

  • Ralf__
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    Oh. Wow. Never heard of these places before and did also not see any pictures up to now. Wonderful additions. I wonder if we will that include in our travel plans for next year. I promised a cup of coffee to my wife in the Nordkapp café. We will travel with our campervan. I think, a Lofoten visit is definetely a must...

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  • Sterkoder
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    On our way out of Nusfjord, this is a 306 meters high rock as seen from Bottelvika
    SSL23335 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    And before returning to Unstad beach and Svolvær, I wanted to see how they camouflage their larger buildings out in Ballstad. Rather nice, I would say
    SSL23341 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The small chapel down by the Unstad beach. Thought it would do great in b/w
    SSL23343 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A camper. No prize if you guess this is a surfer
    SSL23349 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Unstad is famous and popular for its surfing possibilities. Note the two heads and surfboard to the right
    SSL23360 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Hope you enjoyed this trip to Nusfjord and Unstad

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  • Sterkoder
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    Nusfjord is such a beautiful, and peaceful place
    SSL23317 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Ok, so they translate 'trandamperi' as cod liver refinery, which is more correct I would say, as they extracted the fish oil by boiling cod liver. Can you imagine the small??
    SSL23322 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A fishermans glove. If this is dipped in seawater before putting the hand inside, it actually get warm. Yes, belive it or not...
    SSL23323 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The old grocery store, today used as a souvenir shop and still a few groceries, as many people actually live in this paradise during the summer season.
    SSL23327 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    All grocery shops had this sign in older days
    SSL23329 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    I'll try to translate, from top to bottom: 1. People cought spitting inside, will be expelled 2. Unwanted people, no entrance 3. Delivery boys, please use the kitchen door
    SSL23330 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Interior. Some of the artifacts are just for display, some are for sale
    SSL23331 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL23332 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    I guess it's for the tourists?
    SSL23298 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Yes, definitely
    SSL23299 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The small fishing boat there is known from tv commercials for Kaviar here in Norway. It's name is HAVDUR
    SSL23303 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Can't remember her name right now
    SSL23308 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Just a door
    SSL23309 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    A variety of nav/com equipment on display in the old 'trandamperi' (fish oil factory)
    SSL23311 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    'Garnkuler', a floating device for fishing nets
    SSL23312 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    The old fish oil (tran) factory entrance
    SSL23315 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    On our way out to Nusfjord. This is the formation around Bjørntinden mountain (809 meters) as seen from the Nusfjordveien road close to Storvatnet
    SSL23275 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    From the carpark above Nusfjord
    SSL23281 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    To enter the small village, it cost 50,- pr. person. The income will be used to uphold the place as a tourist attraction
    SSL23286 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Special benches
    SSL23291 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Inner harbour, surrounded by rorbuer (fishermens cottages rebuilt as holiday cabins)
    SSL23292 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Not many boats throughout the time that didn't run on Shell fuel up north, I guess
    SSL23294 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    'Rorbuer'..., holiday cabins for rent
    SSL23295 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Just a colorful place
    SSL23296 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you so much! Yes, we enjoyed our stay in Lofoten this time to, as we did in 2012, and back then having room 420, this time we had 419 at Thon Svolvær.
    Both yes and no, Ralf, as I kind of liked that concrete house in the way it stood out from the rest and maybe no when I ask myself; does that architecture really fit in?
    Anyway, I'm happy you could enjoy a walk with me...., and still we have Nusfjord to come

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  • Ralf__
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    I enjoyed doing this walk together with you. You have your personal view on things and i like that very much. However we have not always the same opinion. But maybe the term "nice concrete house" was sarcastic, then it meets my taste again. When i am there again some day i will for sure recognize your picture spots.

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  • Azimut
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    You have delivered some stunning pictures from Henningsvær and Svolvær, Sterkoder

    Gorgeous details and colorful motifs from these two great places in your photos.
    Great pictures of "Albatros" at anchor outside of Svolvær harbor as well.
    Based on your photos, it appears that you and your family have enjoyed your vacation very well.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Wow, thank you!
    This is what I enjoy most and what gives me new inspiration..., the comments. Can't get that from a click on the 'Like' button elsewhere on the internet.
    I enjoyed every minute of my stay in Svolvær and Lofoten and so did my two girls. The fact that we also brought the family dog made it all so great.
    We tried to go places we did not have time for in 2012, so you might see some pictures from Nusfjord and Unstad beach here, who knows.
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