Driving through the Lofoten Islands of Norway, the wide vistas screamed out for a panoramic camera.  So here are a selection of my favorites from harbors to beaches to mountain passes.  As beautiful as these are during summer, I can only imagine how elegant they will be this winter with snow on the mountains and the Northern Lights flickering above.  Somebody get me a plane ticket – I want to go back.

Fishing boats in Hamnoy harbor, Norway

Panoramic view across the Gravdalsbutka toward the fishing town of Reine, Norway

Rambergstranda Beach in Ramsberg, Norway

Torvdalshalsen rasteplass (rest stop) view of Bostad, Norway

Panoramic view of Ersfjord, Norway

Mountain pass at Geitskarelva, Norway

Horseback riding with Icelandic horses at LofotHest in Rolvsfjord, Lofoten, Norway


I was hosted on this trip by the good folks from Artisan Travel in the UK.  The package I tried was the Best of Northern Norway – 10-Day Self-Drive Tour. They offer a super wide variety of other trips to Norway, Sweden, Finland and more.

Some tours are for groups, while others are self-drive.  You pick which is best for you.




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