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    Reinebringen

    by cholley Written Aug 5, 2007

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    I'd slept all day on the train to Bodø and then napped on the ferry over to Lofoten so I wasn't at all tired around 20:00 when I started my hike. To find this trail you start in adorable little town of Reine. As you walk back to the main highway after the bus drops you off in the "city center" make sure you turn to look back at the view of the city. Just spectacular, especially if you catch it when the sun is at a low point in the West. Turn left at the highway towards Moskenes and take the seaside path around the tunnel. About halfway from the other end of the tunnel there are two shabby red and white streamers attached to posts which mark the start of the trail. They're easy to miss so keep an eye out. The hike was pretty strenuous for me since Im not used to scrambling straight up hill for an hour. It was dizzying to look back and only be able to see 5 meters of trail before it disappears over the edge. I was totally taken by surprise by the view from the top. You come over the ridge and are faced with a sheer cliff on the other sides and a truely spectacular sight. I was really upset with myself for not having a camera with me (the picture here was from a google search). I set up camp on the plateau that's just a short ways from the saddle. I woke up just about every hour to make sure I had enough room to roll over and to check on the sun. All night it was like sunset and sunrise mixed together. Lovely.

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    Ramberg

    by call_me_rhia Written Jan 15, 2004

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    ramberg beach

    Ramberg is a blink and you miss typical Lofoten (Lofotian?) village: a handful of houses and rorbus, dramatic mountains in the background, and the sea. What makes it different from other villages is the beach: shaped as a perfect crescent - and with golden sand. The sea is bluer than blue - and the entire setting is idilliac -if not nearly utopic. It's one of the most spectacular beaches I have ever seen, and well-worth a half a day trip. There's really nothing to do there - the water is far too cold for swimming - but the beach is a great place to contemplate the ocean and catch up on your travel journal. A really relaxing afternoon!

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    Flakstad church

    by agalta Written Oct 23, 2003

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    built in 1780, over a previous 15th century driftwood church. the wood for this one came from Russia (there being no trees on the islands) in exchange for codfish
    I'm not sure it's really an "off the beaten path" place but it seemed absolutely forsaken the day I went (and it was closed...)

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    stockfish museum

    by agalta Updated Apr 4, 2011

    everything you always wanted to know about stockfish ...coffee and cookies on the house!
    the owner is very cheerful and helpful and can also rent you a REAL rorbur on the little port...

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    Glass Artist A.Tangrand's 'Lofoten Rune'...

    by SMILLA76 Updated Sep 26, 2004

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    Lofoten Rune

    Tangrand's "Lofoten Rune" has been mounted on the cliff-side above Highway E10 at Skreda (see Vestvågøy). His glass shop is in Vikten.

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    Trampoline :)

    by SMILLA76 Written Sep 19, 2004

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    On our way back from the Lofoten to Tromsø, in Bardu, we have found a trampoline in the Polar Zoo. It was soooo much fun!!!!

    Check this out:
    Polar Zoo, Salangsdalen, N-9360, Bardu

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    stockfish museum pt2

    by agalta Written Oct 23, 2003

    just to show you how much they love us italians up there...
    do you know that we're buying most of their best cod?

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    Nusfjord is one of the most...

    by DanielF Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Nusfjord is one of the most idyllic fishing villages in the Lofoten: wooden pavillions, turquise waters and a small port in the fjord.

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