Norway: Pearl white beaches and stockfish

Day 4: Today we went to see some really amazing places and islands that can’t even be found on Google Map. Some hidden treasures. Stunning beaches too lonely to be mentioned in Lonely Planet. I have few words to describe the beauty we saw. I leave some photos that give a glimpse of what we encountered in Vesterålen, Norway. Click on photo to enlarge.

Stockfish, Hovden, Norway

Stockfish, Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Flying seagull

Flying seagull

Stockfish at the beach, Hovde, Norway

Stockfish at the beach, Hovde, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Sandvika, Norway

Sandvika, Norway

Mountains, Vesterålen

Mountains, Vesterålen

Sheep no 10001

Sheep no 10001

Sandvika, Norway

Sandvika, Norway

Rocks with moss

Rocks with moss

Seagull nests, Hovden, Norway

Seagull nests, Hovden, Norway

Sandvika, Norway

Sandvika, Norway

Stockfish, Norway

Stockfish, Norway

Old ferry

Old ferry

Fishing wessel

Fishing wessel

Norwegian fjord

Norwegian fjord

Hovden, Norway

Hovden, Norway

Kråkeberget, Norway

Kråkeberget, Norway

Geir’s father showed us placed where he and his parents used to live. Some places only accessible by boat. Many of which are vacated today. Bridges and tunnels have since been built to prevent people from leaving.

vesterålen-map
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5 thoughts on “Norway: Pearl white beaches and stockfish

    • Geir’s grandparents paddled their kids to school every day. 45 minutes each way. I can’t imagine how they did that during cold winters and harsh winds.

      I saw one motorcyclist. Cool curves here. Narrow roads, but of good quality. A paradise.

  1. I’m really loving this series on Norway Annette — thanks for posting these fantastic photos! What a stunning wild place this is and I don’t think I’ve even heard mention of it but a few times in my life.

    I think what is most amazing is that there are such beautiful forests and green vegetation so far north — in North America, there is only tundra that far north!

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