Norway: The Lofoten Islands

March has been a crazy month for me. And now I am realizing it will be over as of tomorrow! I had the opportunity to go on three very different but equally amazing trips, traveling back and forth across the Atlantic without much of a break. I can’t wait to share my pictures and stories from all three, but for now I’ll start with the first. George and I went to the Lofoten Islands in Norway at the beginning of the month in the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights. The Lofoten archipelago is above the Arctic Circle so I knew we had a good chance, but it is also super beautiful and I would not have been disappointed had we not seen the lights.

We arrived in Narvik on the mainland of Norway in the afternoon on a Friday leaving us with a three hour drive to our first hotel in Leknes, near the middle of Lofoten. We made it to the Trollfjord at dusk, pulling over multiple times to get out and take pictures. Everywhere we looked, the views were incredible.

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We ran to the car and drove almost an hour outside the city, but it was so worth it. I’ve seen the Northern Lights (Nordlys, as the Norwegians call them) in the past, but I’ve never seen them like this. They moved across the sky for hours before either George or I realized how tired we were. We went back to our hotel feeling happy and exhausted, but mostly sad that we had to leave in the morning. As it turns out, even if we had stayed in the UK we could have seen them, but I don’t think it would have been quite the same.

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