Our friend Sii from Australia is exploring Northern Norway in his self converted Mercedes Sprinter van. While he is doing that, he started his own web-series on Youtube. Watch him brewing beer from glacier ice. Or building a Pizza oven out of an ship wreck in the Lyngen Alps. He is diving in winter in the Arctic ocean or SUPing with whales in Skjervøy. You can find all episodes on www.north-beyond.com
The movie of the two Norwegian surfer & film makers “North of the Sun” is already some years old. But still it is inspiring many visitors to start their own adventure while visiting Norway. Many people are doing the hike into the hidden bay of Kvalvika in Lofoten. With a bit of searching you will find the driftwood cabin build by Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) back in 2011. Here they spent 9 month in the Norwegian winter. Picking up trash, surfing and living on expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away.
There movie has won many outdoor and surf film festivals around the globe. The starting point for the hike into the bay of Kvalvika is on the Lofoten island Moskenesøya.
According to photographer Morten Rustad this are the top 10 must-see places of Norway:
10. Jettegrytene i Nissedal
Morten says: These tips are from the perspective of a photographer, but the places are perfectly fine to visit if you’re a regular traveller as well.
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around in Norway almost contently for the past few years as a time-lapse photographer. That has given me extensive knowledge of what Norway has to offer, also outside the most touristic places. This list includes some true hidden gems you might not have heard of before.
Watch a vlog from Theo and Bee traveling Lofoten in their converted VW T4 camper van.
If you want to experience Lofoten you should consider your visit in the off season (September until May). The Islands are very popular as a summer destination and it can get very crowded. You will find many wild camp spots located right at the Atlantic. The weather situations can be kind of tricky. If you are planing outdoor activities, it is strongly recommended to check the forecast (for example here YR.no) since the weather situations can change quickly.
Check out this map made by the Lofoten municipality for finding toilets and garbage bins.