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Lofoten

Europe

When the sun shines in Norway and you happen to be on a bicycle, the best course of action if to keep pedaling. That’s what we did today. We started at 9am and finished at around 10pm, only because it started drizzling.

The roads wound around towering mountains all day on the Lofoten Islands.
The roads wound around towering mountains all day on the Lofoten Islands.

Riding in the evening allowed us to ride on the main road with little traffic.
Riding in the evening allowed us to ride on the main road with little traffic.
Small glaciers remain in the crevices of the mountains.
Small glaciers remain in the crevices of the mountains.

The Lofoten Islands showed off their beauty today. Without clouds obscuring the mountain peaks, we got to ogle it all. And so instead of retiring for the day just before dinner time, we had a picnic dinner in the town of Leknes and then hopped back on the bikes for a couple more hours.

Once it started drizzling we decided to find a wild camping spot instead of paying at a campsite. The campgrounds here have been filled to capacity, which means lots of noise and competition for the communal facilities. But it does mean a shower, toilet, and wi-fi connection, so we’ve fallen into the pattern of wild camping every other night.