In July of 2019, we spent several days hiking in Northern Norway as part of a group hike led by Mountain Hiking Holidays. We stayed in 3 locations: Tromso, Hamm i Senja and Reine i Lofoten, taking day hikes from each of these locations. This part of Norway is essentially islands, mountains, and fjords. The area is lightly populated with few roads. Ferries are an important means of transportation.
The weather was mild but the viewpoints on many of the hikes were immersed in the clouds/fog. The trails were often difficult for us since they are not well developed and always go straight up the mountain. No switchbacks – None!
Reine i Lofoten is picture card perfect. Although nowadays I guess I should say it is marvelously Instagramable. The red cabins were originally used by the fishermen but are now rustic cabins for the tourists. The town is also an important part of the Codfish industry. The cod are dried outdoors on wooden racks and then shipped worldwide.
As you can see from the photos the scenery was varied and always marvelous and/or wonderous and/or stunning etc. The rows of abrupt shart pointed mountains that resemble the teeth of some enormous mythical preditor are quite unique in my experience.
The full report is available here.