Kvalvika Beach – Lofoten Islands

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Photo: Looking down at Kvalvika beach from Ryten, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  August 2012

Near the top of my list for this trip was a night of two camping at Kvalvika beach.  Perhaps one of the most spectacular beaches on all of Lofoten, I was last here in in 2006 where I sat in my tent for 3 days of rain and could hardly even see the mountains rising above me.  This time however, I lucked out with some spectacular (for Lofoten) weather.

It was also the luck of meeting a stranger that I probably got some of the best photos from these last 2 weeks here on the islands.  In the late afternoon I was shooting a few photos on a small path above the beach, looking to get a bit of an overview shot, but also feeling a bit lazy.  There was one other guy camping at the beach, a young German, who came up the path and said he was going to hike up the mountain, Ryten, and asked if I would like to come along.  ‘Sure, why not.’ was my reply, as so we headed up the mountain in the warm afternoon sun.  …To be continued.

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Photo: Evening light over Kvalvika beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  August 2012

4 replies
  1. Cody says:

    Thanks Foster! Though I wouldn’t have minded having my rain jacket with me at the time.

    Martin, forecast doesn’t look too bad for the Kungsleden…

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