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May 23rd 2016
Published: May 25th 2016
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We woke up feeling refreshed. This is the way to travel for 20 hours! The eye masks were a good idea as it was light pretty much all night. We navigated the communal shower and prettied up for the day. A visit to the restaurant “vagan” for some coffee and cookies helped to open our eyes. Then we uploaded some blog posts and packed our gear. We disembarked in a light rain in the deserted Narvik Station. We needed to get to our rental car at the airport but not a soul in sight. Luckily a few other travels had the same dilemma and fished around online to find a way to summon 4 cabs. We all went our merry ways, us to the Lofoten Islands, them, who knows? We drove about 5 hours around a zillion little fingers of fjords with a new and beautiful view around every turn. The pictures didn’t do it justice so we didn’t take as many as usual. We went through some of the longest tunnels through the mountains that we’ve ever been in. Brian carefully drove the (very slow!) speed limits because they apparently ticket for 1km over and the fines are extreme. There was a bit of rain and clouds but the sun appeared at the end of the day. We passed the town of Borg where resistance was futile. Our hotel in Leknes is a good stopping point. We had a mini-wine-thirty with a bowl or traditional Norwegian potato and meatball stew. Too tired even for snacks and blog but excited to see what we will tomorrow as we meander to the Polar Park,

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