Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Nusfjord, Norway. Not exactly the image one has of the Arctic, but the climate in this seaside village (in Lofoten in general) is actually quite temperate. 

Looking east toward the mainland

Looking east toward the mainland

On a clear day, you can just make out the mountains back on the mainland.

Arctic Journal

Arctic Journal

I'm presently stationed in Lofoten, Norway's stunning Arctic archipelago. While immersed in this gorgeous landscape of rock and water, I'll be illustrating my surroundings! Thanks for stopping by!

 Packed and headed North! 

Packed and headed North! 

 Our train / ferry route to Lofoten!

Our train / ferry route to Lofoten!

  The   Norwegian railway system   covers over 4,087 km (2,539 miles) of track. There are 696 tunnels and 2760 bridges. The railway reaches it's highest elevation (1,237 metres (4,058 ft) at Finse.

The Norwegian railway system covers over 4,087 km (2,539 miles) of track. There are 696 tunnels and 2760 bridges. The railway reaches it's highest elevation (1,237 metres (4,058 ft) at Finse.

  Night train up to Bodø.

Night train up to Bodø.

  The foggy mountain pass above  Bodø  appears otherworldly.

The foggy mountain pass above Bodø appears otherworldly.

  In   Bodø  , we boarded the   Hurtigruten ferry   to the Lofoten port town of Stamsund. The sea crossing takes four hours.

In Bodø, we boarded the Hurtigruten ferry to the Lofoten port town of Stamsund. The sea crossing takes four hours.

 Our first glimpse of Lofoten! 

Our first glimpse of Lofoten! 

 The road south from Stamsund

The road south from Stamsund

  The sleek, inky black   cormorant   is one of my favorite Lofoten islands residents.

The sleek, inky black cormorant is one of my favorite Lofoten islands residents.

 Morning comes to Nusfjord

Morning comes to Nusfjord

 Where I'm at, if you're in the neighborhood!    

Where I'm at, if you're in the neighborhood! 

 

 Closer look at (tiny) Nusfjord

Closer look at (tiny) Nusfjord

  Rorbu   in Nusfjord, Lofoten. A rorbu is a traditional seaside fisherman's cabin built on wooden stilts. These cabins, primarily red, are a common site in Norway's Lofoten islands.

Rorbu in Nusfjord, Lofoten. A rorbu is a traditional seaside fisherman's cabin built on wooden stilts. These cabins, primarily red, are a common site in Norway's Lofoten islands.

 Looking into the void. Fisherman's cabin on the waterfront.

Looking into the void. Fisherman's cabin on the waterfront.

 Welcome to Nusfjord!

Welcome to Nusfjord!