Summer in Northern Norway isn't exactly 3 months of sun-bathing, ice-cream eating and swimming in the ocean. If you're lucky, you get that feeling for about a week - and if you're extremely unlucky, maybe only for 3 days. That doesn't mean that summer in Northern Norway is dull of course. As with all places, it's just what you make of it!
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I'm the first to admit that I had pictured my summer in Fauske slightly differently. I had seen myself on camping trips to Lofoten, frolicking around Swedish Lapland and finally spotting a puffin in Røst. None of that ever happened, partly due to the miserable weather, and partly because our move to Stavanger and all those boring things that come with moving houses.
BUT I think it's fair to say that we made the most of our summer in Northern Norway - from taking part in the annual gathering of the reindeer, to exploring Kjerringøy in the worst possible storm, to dipping in the lake on the few days of actual summer temperatures.
Looking back, I guess we did manage to fit in quite a lot!
Can you believe it took me 3 years of living in Norway to finally see a moose in the wild?
There's more videos from Nordland county to come so make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel if you haven't already done so! And if you're new to this blog and wonder why the heck I'd leave Tromsø to move to Stavanger and why I'd spend my summer in Fauske of all places, check out this video!
Considering a visit to Bodø or Fauske next year?
How to get there:
- There's flight connections from Oslo (SAS and Norwegian), Trondheim and Tromsø (SAS), as well as Bergen (Widerøe)