Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky. www.visitnorway.com
“The beauty of this place is simply staggering.”
The main islands, Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy and Moskenesøy, are separated from the mainland by Vestfjorden, but all are connected by road bridges and tunnels. On each are sheltered bays, sheep pastures and picturesque villages. The vistas and the special quality of the Arctic light have long attracted artists, whose work is displayed in galleries throughout the islands. Lonely Planet
Lofoten Islands, Norway - The Lofoten islands off the northern coast of Norway, are home to some of the most beautiful and rugged stretches of landscape I’ve ever seen. Our journey to Lofoten actually started in the city of Bodø, where we spent the day exploring the city and the saltstraumen maelstrom before catching the ferry from Bodo to Lofoten (Moskenes). - The saltstraumen is one of the best things to do in Bodo, as it is a small strait that connects the sea and a fjord with one of the strongest tidal currents in the world. This wild whirlpool of boils and vortex’s happens when tides change and water funnels through the strait. - From our basecamp in Sorvagen, we have two days to explore the best things to do in Lofoten, on the southern islands, before needing to report to the capital city of Svolvaer for a dream event. Our first stop is on the southern end of Moskenes Island at little fishing village called Å - Once a town that specialized in stockfish, it’s main income now is tourism, although, there aren’t many people around this time of year - which is actually one of the big reasons why we came in March. - Next up, its the oldest and perhaps most picturesque fishing village in the Lofoten Archipelago - Hamnøy - And just a few minutes back down the E10, is Reine. The 69-acre village is the administrative center of Moskenes Municipality, has a population of 314 people, and it’s major lifeline is very easy to see - and smell. Cod or Skrei, is known as the Norwegian Miracle. Skrei comes from one of the world’s largest and most sustainably managed cod stocks. Although it doesn’t seem like it here, only 10% of over 400 million migrating cod are caught and branded skrei. All over the Lufoten islands between February and May, you’ll see an endless supply of drying cod on these giant wooden racks. They’re left out here for about three months, before being brought inside to mature for up to another 12 months. Stockfish is the countries longest sustained export commodity, going all the way back to the Viking days. - We also stopped at Anita's for her classic fish burger and finished the day at Ramberg beach (Rambergstranda).
I love to make covers of popular songs with the Native American flute as the primary instrument. This flute cover of Havana by Camila Cabello is one of my ALL time favorites! Smash the like button and share with a friend if you enjoyed this Camila Cabello flute cover. Get the sheet music here: https://bit.ly/jl-sheet-music FLUTES USED: A minor Native American Flute for the main melody and a D minor Native American flute for the middle part of the song (rapping?). Both flutes are made by J.P. Gomez of Heartsong Flutes.
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