Midnight hike to Nonstinden Lofoten

This vacation is definitely treating us well with warm, sunny days and endless possibilities to explore and create memories. At the moment we’re back in Efjord in my parents cabin, heading home tomorrow. Last week we spent four nights camping in Lofoten, one of the most beautiful places on earth. No joke. I have been here before but it was Markus and Erik’s first time and it’s always fun to show people you love and care about places that you love.

We left Efjord on Thursday, just as the sun started coming through the clouds. When you travel to Lofoten this way, you need to take two ferries. Erik thought it was so exciting to drive our car onto a boat and then cross the ocean. We spent the first day eating lunch on a beach in Lödingen before we started driving south.

ferry Lofoten

Three nights in tent and one night in a cabin

We spent the first two nights camping along the ocean. First night at Rörvik beach and the second night in Eggum, overlooking the atlantic sea. Both spots were truly beautiful and gave us many ‘aahs’ and ‘oh wows’. After having breakfast by the ocean, we spent the first two hours of the day driving to a new spot. Then we played by the sea, dipped our toes in the water (cold as h…), cooked food over open flames or our kitchen. And then when Erik fell asleep around 8 pm, me and Markus stayed up late, talking about life, our dreams and things that we never get to talk about in our everyday life.

Midnight hike to Nonstinden Lofoten

On Saturday we stayed in Ballstad. Just as we were about to go to sleep, I looked up at the mountain behind us and felt an urge to go midnight exploring. Markus went to bed with Erik and I took my camera and hiked the 30 minutes up to the top. I stood there on the mountain top, watching the world below me fall into pastell colors as the sun dipped into the ocean. I listened to the distant sounds of the summer night, looked at the high mountains, the rolling sea and the flowers that swayed in the light wind.

 

I walked back down the mountain just as three sheep made their way up the top.

My head felt silent. My breath went slow. I walked back down the mountain just as three sheep made their way up the top. I watched them get up the trail as easy as a sunday walk. When I went to bed around 2 am I was light as a feather.

 

And happy to be alive. ♡

2 Replies to “Midnight hike to Nonstinden Lofoten”

  1. Wow! amazing place. Hope to go there one time.

    1. Amanda Matti says: Reply

      You should! It’s stunning!

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