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Nusfjord: farewell to Lofoten

It was an early start again in Skrova as we had several hours of sailing time ahead of us to Nusfjord, our next and last destination in Lofoten. It turned out to be a lovely passage with a beautiful sunset and stunning views of “Lofotveggen”, as the wall-like impression is known that the very mountaineous Lofoten islands make on any visitor approaching from Vestfjord. A sea eagle was hovering above the ship, and the sea was much more moderate than we had expected … a great way to start a day!

Sunrise Vestfjord

Sunrise over Vestfjord.

Lofotveggen: view of Lofoten

Lofotveggen: the view of the Lofoten islands from Vestfjord.

Then we went alongside in the tiny port of Nusfjord. This is one of these lovely little, old fishing villages in Lofoten. The Rorbuer, small wooden houses on the shoreline, used to provide simple accommodation for visiting fishermen, now they are upmarket and not exactly cheap holiday homes for tourists. The times, they are a’changing.



It is a wonderful place on a wonderful day, the sun is casting warm light on the colourful houses, mixed with the occasional rainshower for some variation and refreshment. There is a little feeling of melancholy about this visit, at least for me; it is the last stop of this journey in Lofoten and the last place we visit with Antigua this season. So, let’s enjoy the beautiful views thoroughly …

SV Antigua in Nusfjord

SV Antigua in Nusfjord.

Then it is time to set course across Vestfjord. The earlier we arrive in Bodø, the better. It will be stormy tonight. But as it is, we have a pretty smooth crossing of Vestfjord, which is a stretch of open sea rather than a fjord.

last modification: 2018-11-03 · copyright: Rolf Stange