It took three flights and then a three hour ferry ride from Bodø to Moskenes, but it was well worth the trip to visit Lofoten in northern Norway. Despite some wet and cloudy weather, we enjoyed our days outside biking and hiking, exploring tiny fishing communities, eating fish soup and fish burgers and finally, on our last day, scrambling up Mount Reinebringen. By far one of our favorite stops on this journey and we are both looking forward to returning to Norway one day, hopefully with an RV to explore further.

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On our way to Lofoten, Norway

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On the ferry to Lofoten, Norway

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On the ferry to Lofoten, Norway

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Arriving in Lofoten, Norway

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Our beautiful hostel in Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Our beautiful hostel in Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Lofoten, Norway

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Lofoten, Norway

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Hiking around Tridalsvatnet on Lofoten, Norway

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Lofoten, Norway

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Hiking around Tridalsvatnet on Lofoten, Norway

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Hiking around Tridalsvatnet on Lofoten, Norway

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Hiking around Tridalsvatnet on Lofoten, Norway

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Good (but expensive) food on Lofoten, Norway

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Kvalvika on Lofoten, Norway

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Kvalvika on Lofoten, Norway

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Kvalvika on Lofoten, Norway

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Kvalvika on Lofoten, Norway

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Our beautiful hostel in Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Hamnøy on Lofoten, Norway

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Reine on Lofoten, Norway

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Reine on Lofoten, Norway

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The view from Reine on Lofoten, Norway

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Climbing Mount Reinebringen on Lofoten, Norway

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The view from atop Mount Reinebringen on Lofoten, Norway

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The view from atop Mount Reinebringen on Lofoten, Norway.

Next photo gallery: Germany.

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Mark quit everything to travel the world for a year with his wife, Britnee. Along the way, he picked up a love for many other things, including illy coffee, Nepal, Bolivianos bills, and Thai beaches. Now happily home in Utah, Mark is a balding marketing professional with a mountain biking addiction.

8 Responses

  1. sameer

    Brilliant photographs mark, absolutely brilliant. Btw what lens do you use in common, i love the background blurred image most

    • Mark Johnston

      Thanks Sameer. I used a Canon 24-70 f/2.8. If you want to blur the background of your photos (and also want an affordable lens) try experimenting with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 and you’ll get beautiful bokeh.

  2. Sam

    Great photos Mark. Lofoten looks amazing!

    • Mark Johnston

      Hey Sam, thanks so much. It definitely is, and we only got a tiny slice of all it has to offer. Next time it’ll be two weeks of bike packing (if I can convince Britnee). 😉

  3. Andrew Darwitan

    Lofoten is absolutely gorgeous isn’t it? You snapped really good photos. All those greeneries, make me want to revisit this place again. I didn’t get to do the hiking because it was winter. The view is very different, not as green but still spectacular, esp. seeing the turquoise water contrast against white wintery coast. And I caught Northern Lights… dancing right above the jagged edge of dramatic peaks at Reine. Beautiful sight.
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