📸 — Lofoten Islands, Norway

Hanging around the arctic circle, we did a road trip tot he Lofoten Islands to get some more “epic” (says Oli) hiking in.

The 7 hours drive that felt like two because the scenery was so beautiful and ever changing. It reminded Maeghan and Theresa a lot of Alberta, but the mountains are more rolling stones than jagged peaks.

Things got a little crazy when we broke our healthy eating habits and did a binge on alcohol, candy and treats. [Side note: the liquor stores here are crazy, they only sell alcohol until 8pm on week nights and 6pm on weekends, and tax booze based on the alcohol content. So… it can get expensive fast].

But we had lots to celebrate on this epic road trip —the views were such a treat and having the sun warm and around all night motivated us to do some more city / town walking at 11pm every night.

The pictures are a dump of incredible scenery that does Norway no justice. So if you like hiking/camping/adventuring… stop what you are doing and make your next vacation to Norway’s Lofoten islands.

See more on our website www.alittledetour.ca🌏✈️👫

Peace out Tromsø — let the road trip begin!
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Arctic Cod and lots of vegetables.
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Driving through the mountains (literally) through tunnels and path ways.
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Photo stop.
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Google Photos is making my shots in to panoramic shots and I love it!
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Starting the hike to Ryten
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Passing by local grass grazers.
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We can see our car from here!
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The first stopping peak had two lakes on top and rolling grass hills weaved in between the mountains
Deciding what path to take… Maeghan mentioned it was behind them.
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Hiking gets hardcore with us Calgarians. (Oli was White hatted, so is Calgarian)
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Making way to the second peak.
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Reaching the 3rd peak and look out point.
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The final views.
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Jerry the sheep.
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Theresa looking out of her binoculars, and Maeghan giving her bunny ears.
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Success! we made it in 3 hours.
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Maeghan stops for a stretch, but the views are too good.
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4th peak that Oli summited on his own, got some stellar views of the other side of the Fjord.
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We’re not twinning, you are!
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All the roads have to be high enough over the water for boats to pass through. Its fun to drive from island to island over the water
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Sheep Gang on the run.
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A day of super sized living. This is the best $9 ice cream from a gas station Maeghan has ever had!
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Norway is experiencing a stellar summer — 30 degree weather which is un heard of!
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The day started off a bit cooler than anticipated, but we’re still beach hopping.
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Jelly fish drifting on shore.
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Tons of people hit the beach and went for an arctic swim — which was actually super warm water!
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A rain cloud came in to ruin the fun, but we found some surfers at the 2nd beach on our road tripping tour.
Still lots of snow on the mountains.
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Visiting all the fisherman villages along the coast.
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This was our Airbnb backyard.
Our late night hike, but its hard to tell its 11:29pm when its still so light out! Even with the overcast of clouds.
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Shooting some drone footage while the tide was low.
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Next day we headed to the town of “Å”. It’s a fisherman village at the very end of the Lofoten islands and we got to see / smell the hundreds of drying arctic cod and Halibut fish!

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Drying fish heads. Saving for the cold winters.
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The scariest looking fish we’ve seen around.
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Fish chandelier anyone?
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Last stop before we head back to Tromsø and catch our flight to Bergen!
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Levitating shot
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Looking at the bird islands of Veæroy — Puffins and more than 1.5 Million costal birds live over there.
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Oli was about to jump for joy.
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See more on our website www.alittledetour.ca🌏✈️👫

A Little Detour

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Our Little Detour🌏✈️ 👫

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hi there! Maeghan & Oli here — we’re checking in from our around-the-world tour. See pictures here, read content here 👉www.alittledetour.ca

A Little Detour

Hi there! Maeghan & Oli here - we're taking a break to travel the world and hope you'll join us for the ride. 🌏✈️ 👫 www.alittledetour.ca

Our Little Detour🌏✈️ 👫

Written by

hi there! Maeghan & Oli here — we’re checking in from our around-the-world tour. See pictures here, read content here 👉www.alittledetour.ca

A Little Detour

Hi there! Maeghan & Oli here - we're taking a break to travel the world and hope you'll join us for the ride. 🌏✈️ 👫 www.alittledetour.ca

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