LOFOTEN ISLANDS

We have just spent a week in the Lofoten Islands, Northern Norway. I had unrealistically high expectations for this place.  The travel books sold it as “Tolkien’s paradise” and “of another world beauty”.  Nothing could’ve prepared me for the majesty and bang bang pow yippy what the heck wow punches you in the face beauty of this place.  To top it off we’ve had perfect blue sky weather. Locals can’t help but tell us just how lucky we are because the weather in this area is notoriously brutal.
We can’t help but agree.  We’ve hiked, slept on mountain tops, bathed in alpine lakes and swum in fjords and the Arctic Ocean.  It’s time to go but part of me wonders if this could be the closest place to paradise that I’ll experience in this lifetime.

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MORNING REINE
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TOP OF REINEBRINGEN
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LOVERS AT DJUPFJORDHEIA
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EACH STEP BY FAITH
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HUNGRY HERMANNSDALSTINDEN
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VEIL
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THE GLORY OF HERMANNSDALSTINDEN
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PERFECTION REFLECTION
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THREE HOUR SUNSET
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WALK TO PARADISE
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LOVE IS FOUND
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THE VALLEY TO HORSEID
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SAND
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HORSEID BEACH
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AFTERNOON

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