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
On a clear day, you can just make out the mountains back on the mainland.
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!
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.
Night train up to Bodø.
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.
Our first glimpse of Lofoten!
The road south from Stamsund
The sleek, inky black cormorant is one of my favorite Lofoten islands residents.
Morning comes to Nusfjord
Where I'm at, if you're in the neighborhood!
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.
Looking into the void. Fisherman's cabin on the waterfront.
Welcome to Nusfjord!