Travel

Northern Norway – the home of the midnight sun!

This summer, I went to the north of Norway to celebrate my daughters name day. I wanted to celebrate it in my home town, Melbu, situated in a region called Vesterålen. This is directly on the border to one of the worlds most famous island groups, the Lofoten Islands, with all its beauty.

With friends and family, we traveled a whole day to get there (you can find travel tips on “how to get there” in the very first blog post on Charlotteontheroad, which was of course a post about my home town), and they were all amazed.

The first view arriving with the bus from the airport - absolutely stunning!
The first view arriving with the bus from the airport – absolutely stunning!

Since I`ve already shared with you all how to get there (and general tips on what do do), I want to just share some images with you to give you an impression of the place and maybe inspiration to jump on a plane!

To experience the nature, it`s not necessary to be in great shape. We had a mixed group including even children, and we all had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful nature.

Only a 30-40 minutes walk up the mountains and you have this view! The mountains in the back are the famous Lofoten Islands!
Only a 30-40 minutes walk up the mountains and you have this view! The mountains in the back are the famous Lofoten Islands!

This hike up a mountain called “Haugnyken” is a nice hike even for children. One can also book a boat trip and go out fishing. That`s lots of fun! But no action is sometimes just perfect, refilling the batteries in amazing surroundings.

Pure relaxation with the girls. For me, nature is the best mediation there is!
Pure relaxation with the girls. For me, nature is the best mediation there is!

There are several white beaches throughout the area, perfect for surfers or just for collecting shells or going for a walk.

This beach called "Taen" was one of my childhood playgrounds.
This beach called “Taen” was one of my childhood playgrounds.
Freedom!
Freedom!

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A typical flower in the summer named "Geitrams" (am. fireweed)
A typical flower in the summer named “Geitrams” (am. fireweed)

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The midnight sun lights up the Norwegian summer in the north and caresses people all night with is gentle rays of sunlight.
The midnight sun lights up the Norwegian summer in the north and caresses people all night with is gentle rays of sunlight.
Melbu Hovedgård - a museum and event location without comparison!
Melbu Hovedgård – a museum and event location without comparison! This is where we celebrated out little girl!

Nature is like poetry. Melbu is my favorite poem. I hope you enjoyed the little journey!

When your`re home you can just be yourself, let it all go, be free. You become a little girl, week and strong, you get power to move on, power to handle anything coming your way. This is the place that gives me all this and my dream is to pass this on to my daughter. I love you, Josie!
When your`re home you can just be yourself, let it all go, be free. You become a little girl again, weak and strong, you get power to move on, power to handle anything coming your way. This is the place that gives me all this and my dream is to pass this on to my daughter.  I love you, Josie!

(Photos: Jorge Diaz Leiva)

Dare to make your dreams come true – the journey starts with a single step!

– Charlotte –

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