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The Lofoten Islands

Sortland, Norway


Just when I thought of the Artic Circle as a mere snowbound destination, I never knew what I was missing until I saw The Lofoten Islands.

The place itself consists of red cottages standing high on the water together with sights of fishing equipment, and is a stunning attraction in Norway, in the middle of the Arctic Circle. The group of Islands stretch around a hundred Miles within the Arctic Circle. The place provides great accommodation in the red cottages called rorbu which means fishing boat. These houses are unique because they are colored with old paint mixed with cod liver oil. The Interior is very relaxed and comfortable, with the scent of fresh flowers. The weather is perfect, which is very warm. Food is very uniqe, such as deer steak, seagulls' eggs, rhubarb soup, milk soup mixed with raisins, rice, cinnamon and sugar. Since I am the outdoor type, I find it very fulfilling.

I always dreamed of this place, where I can draw inspiration and write. The Lofoten Islands is just perfect.

permalink written by  On Foot on March 8, 2007 from Sortland, Norway
from the travel blog: On Foot
tagged Fishing, Norway, ArticCircle, DeerSteak, SeagullEggs, Rhubarb, Milk and Cinnamon

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oh! Now this sounds really interesting. I have always wanted to find new places to visit. Thanks for the info!

permalink written by  Vivian Tyler on April 22, 2009

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