The ferry over to Moskenes(municipality), situated on the Lofoten islands, was about 3.5h hours and extremely rough. Jed was really sick. The outer deck was wild yet it was worth facing the wind for the upcoming spectacular views of the famous islands. Unfortunately on our way in a storm was brewing but we managed to have sunny days throughout our stay.
Moskenes Camping was situated right by the Moskenes ferry port so there was no need to work out a direction upon arrival and it was in a perfect place by the ocean with great facilities.
It was also great in the sense that whichever way you went on the only road you would end up amongst stunning scenery and quaint villages. Tunnels separated the port from Reine (the town north of the campsite) and cycling through it with lights flickering you could feel the mountain pressure raining down (we later found you could cycle around the coast). Reine is the most famous village on the archipelago, and for good reason; it was stunning. With a mountain backdrop, glistening ocean surrounding the red timber houses reflecting in the turquoise water, it was as perfect as can be.
For the next few days we cycled both ways exploring the villages of Tind, Sørvågen and Å. Although the village of Reine was astonishingly beautiful, these villages and their landscape were possibly even more so. Picture postcard perfect mountains reflected in the rivers by fisherman boats, timber houses in the villages empty, sound taken over by nature and peaceful breezes all creating a quintessential Norwegian backdrop.
We were amazed to finally find food that didn’t cost 4x a normal price (£1 for a cauliflower in Norway!). I could just imagine the amount of tourists that would be here in the summer so it was amazing to be able to have it to ourselves.