Day 1: Evenes
We arrived in Evenes via Moomin centric Oslo to a free car hire upgrade and vivid blue skies. Our next x7 days were to be spent exploring the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands located on the same latitude as you’ll find the Canadian territory of Nunavut, a land occupied by ice, Inuits and polar bears, and the Russian city of Murmansk, where temperatures routinely plunge below -30C. We were as far north in the world as we had ever travelled.
It was a 2-hour drive to Blokken, the base for our first two nights with a half way pitstop at Gullesfjord Kafé for the freshest fish & chips we’ve ever eaten. We sat on the front deck in the full sun basking in our king cod feast. It was then on to the Blue House in Blokken passing spectacular mountain scenery that reminded us of the Canadian Rockies sprinkled with a dusting of the Scottish Highlands. We settled into our quaint cabin on the shores of the lake only momentarily unsettled by the cellar hatch door and the creaking rocking chair in the corner of the room.