I’ve always wanted to drive up the coastal road in Norway, or Kystriksveien as it’s called in Norwegian. So late July I headed north. I hadn’t planned where I would drive, nor where to sleep or what to see. But what I did know, was that it would be a 2600 km ride north. The only thing I had “planned” was to use about a week on my way up. No rush. Oh and a drive through the Lofoten island!

I’ve seen so many amazing images from Lofoten, so finally I would experience it for my self! :)

I was lucky with the weather as well. Earlier that day it was raining, but now it had cleared up. 

I was lucky with the weather as well. Earlier that day it was raining, but now it had cleared up.

My final route

My final route

My first pit stop at Dovrefjell

My first pit stop at Dovrefjell

 

Six hours later, I would thank myself that I had placed the camera in the front seat. In case something would suddenly come up. Leaving it in the trunk would not allow me to photograph this fella:

Moose on the loose

Moose on the loose

 

Moose on the loose
_15-07-18 Foto Tor Ivan Boine 2250

 

Ferry ride!

Driving through Kystriksveien involves a lot of ferries. My first ferry was from Lund in Nord-Trøndelag county.

The ferry - Lund fergekai

The ferry – Lund fergekai

The ferry ride was just short of 30 minutes, but I got to enjoy the scenery.

In Nord-Trøndelag county. Taken from the ferry from Lund to Hofles

Geisnes

 

On Skjeøya in Nord-Trøndelag county. Taken from the ferry from Lund to Hofles

A lighthouse at Skjeøya in Nord-Trøndelag county.

 

As seen from the ferry in Nord-Trøndelag county.

Fire in the sky. Amazing!

After I got off the ferry, I drove to Rørvik – chasing the sunset. I knew by the map that Rørvik was an island. But I didn’t realize how big it was haha. The joy of not planning in effect. I drove and drove, but I didn’t reach the ocean. The sunset was fading away. I realized the defeat and drove back the way I came, continuing my journey north.

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