Svolvaer to Bodø to Sandnessjoen to Trondheim
A nice relaxing breakfast overlooking the harbour in Svolvaer was the perfect way to start this wonderful day. It was only a short but absolutely stunning ride along the coast to Moskenes where we boarded the ferry to Bodø.
On the way to the ferry we stopped at the Lofoten Glass Factory where they make beautiful hand made pieces of glass art that with quartz from the nearby mountains. This was a great stop with wonderful art, nice coffee and right on the beach.
Our next stop was a scenic overlook near the town of Reine which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful villages on the Lofoten Islands. It is very pretty and I am sure that it would be stunning with clear sky’s, we were not that lucky. Before heading to the ferry we stopped in the ‘Å’ pronounced ‘Aw’, the town with the shortest name! A wonderful and quaint little place right on the water.
The ferry was a four hour cruise to Bodø where we spent the night. Bodø was badly damaged in 1940 by the Germans so the city itself is very new.
From Bodø to Sandjessjoen and on to Trondheim is was almost non stop rain for those two days of riding. We did stop at the Arctic Circle for lunch and are now in Trondheim for the next two nights. Trondheim is a stunning city and I look forward to exploring a lot of it by foot.