Day 13: July 19 – Stamsund > Flakstad > Reine > Å > Stamsund

Well, we didn’t get the sunny, warm day that we were expecting, but at least it wasn’t raining.  We were on our way to the boat and across to the mainland about 10:30.  We took the ‘scenic route’ around Steine then we were on the way to Å, with several stops in between.

Stein with Sennesvik in the Background

Steine with Sennesvik in the Background

The first stop was at the Flakstad church.  I had never seen that many cars in the parking lot and I also found out that they charge NOK 40 to get in.  That’s not much, but we all decided that we didn’t need to see the inside of a church that badly.  After a few photos, we were on our way again.

Flakstad Church

Flakstad Church

The next stop was for lunch at Anita’s Sjømat, in Reine.  Anita serves very good fish burgers, but the problem is that you have to eat outside and it was quite cool.  Instead, we drove up the hill to the Underhuset Restaurant.  It definitely is under a house, quite rustic and toasty warm.  We all had fish burgers with a slice of smoked salmon on top, which was excellent.

Anita's Sjømat

Anita’s Sjømat

We continued on down the road to Å, which is the furthest west you can drive, in Lofoten.  We parked the car and walked out onto the cliffs to get a group photo and some scenic shots.

Å

Å

Looking Out to Sea at Å

Looking Out to Sea at Å

Randi & Matthew at Å

Randi & Matthew at Å

Leif, Bonnie, Randi & Matthew at Å

Leif, Bonnie, Randi & Matthew at Å

Tied Up in Å

Tied Up in Å

We left Å and drove back to Reine, down into the town then made a stop in the shopping area.  We enjoyed a soft ice cream with licorice there and then drove back up the hill and stopped to get some typical shots of Reine.  I’ve taken lots from there over the years, but film is cheap!

Here I Sit Brokenhearted. Paid 5 Kroner and Only Farted

Here I Sit Brokenhearted. Paid 5 Kroner and Only Farted

Reine

Reine

The Mountains of Reine

The Mountains of Reine

Arriving in Reine

Arriving in Reine

We drove directly back to Stamsund, stopping at Skjifjord to get a shot of the clouds over Vågakallen.

Skjifjord

Skjifjord

We spent the evening at the house, looking forward to the sunny day that was being promised by the weather forecasters.

 

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