Lofoten Islands – Kjerkfjord Winter Panoramic

winter view across Kjerkfjorden towards Vindstad, Lofoten islands, Norway

Photo: Kjerkfjord panoramic, Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Jan 2010

View across Kjerkfjord towards Vindstad.  If I get a good enough forecast hopefully I will take the ferry across and camp for a couple nights at Bunes beach.  Would probably be the perfect spot for one of those cliche photos of a tent at night with northern lights in the sky above.

Lofoten Islands – Winter

Lofoten islands winter hiking

Photo: Self portrait hiking on Stamsundsheia, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  March 2009

I should be somewhere on the Lofoten Islands about now.  Hopefully conditions are good and I can head up into the hills.  I’ve been paying close attention to the current weather conditions and forecast over the last weeks.  Other than a few cold spells here and there, the conditions are quite mild for this time of year and webcams show quite a high snow line at many places.  The longterm forecast shows things cooling to around -5˚ C by Friday, so hopefully that will bring some fresh snow cover.  Otherwise, I’ll probably just end up taking stockfish photos the whole time, which isn’t necessarily bad.  But with 2 weeks on the islands I’m sure I’ll see a fair amount of snow at some point.  And hopefully I wont get my car stuck as often as last time.  In fact, the fist thing I might do is go buy a shovel and a bag of grit.

If by rare chance anyone is interested updates on how the trip is going, you can follow me HERE on Twitter.  I’ll probably just be complaining about bad weather and cold the whole time – so it wont be anything too interesting…