Just few minutes after take-off, we have crossed the Ofot-fiord,
and are looking down on
Porsøya and the bridge over to Jevik, which however is farther
out to the west.
Still climbing higher
Now above the top of the Vargfjord Mountains, which reaches 883
The biggest island up to the left is Barøya ( Bar Island),
which you will recognize
in the middle of the next picture.
Outer part of the E-fiord, viewing northwest with Lofoten in the
where the town Lødingen should be in the middle there.
behind the island in the center, which is Barøya (Bar Island).
The top to the left is Valletind at 832 m asl.
The airport, from which we took off, is just about 25 kilometers
east of the outer point of the
peninsular coming out from the right side of the picture.
You still have Valletind up on top of the picture, and the Barøya
(Bar Island)out to the right.
But now you also can see the rest of the mountain-chain leading
out to Valletind.
The highest top is Breiskartinden at 885 mn asl, then closer come
Tepkiltinden at 667 m,
Tuva at 643 m and finally Eidetind at 846 m asl.
Believe the top down in the left corner to be Kjerna at 647 m asl.
Just inside Kjerna, you find a small community called Skjellesvik.
Just a couple of houses, and don't ask me how or why they live there.....
The last two pictures, were the mountain-range between Skjellesvik
valid as per Sept.2010)
Passing another arm of the peninsula we have been crossing the past
we now have the famous Tysfiord to the left, where the killerwales
are coming by the
hundreds every October hunting millions of herrings, accompanied
by eagles and seagulls.
There are two small communities here, one to the right on the picture,
which is called Skarberget,
and another one to the left, which is also calles Skarberget (?).
From the one to the right, goes the ferry that links the main road
E6 from Northcape to Oslo and
further down into the European Continent. It goes around the tip
of the peninsular, and after a
25 minutes trip out to the left, it arrives at Bognes, from where
E6 continues southward.
On top of the pictures, is a small island calles Bekkenesholmen.
Now soon up at 10,000 m asl we have a wonderful view.
The mountains covering most of this picture, are called the Veggfjella
with tops ranging up to 1,227 m asl.
From the Tømmerneset, you can see the road going right up
into the mountains,
from where it goes through the Steigen-tunnel, which is about 8,062
Getting closer to 'civilization' again, we have the Valnesfiord
to the right, and the
Skjerstadfiord in the middle. Bodø city is up outside the
upper left corner somewhere.
Fauske, which is an important junction is down, and from there you
can follow the
railway more or less a bit up towards Bodø, and also the
main road E6.
Both are crossing their own bridges across Valnesfiordvatn (enlargened
About 15 minutes or so after take-off, we passed the Saltstraumen,
the famous maelstroem
and if you
don't know what that is, here is an explanation:
Saltstraumen (The Salt-current)
is the world largest tidal current. It's as easy as that.
The maelstroem is created in a 3 kilometer long and 1509 m wide
strait between Skjerstadfjorden and Saltenfjorden, about 32 km from
the center of the city of Bodø.
Shortly after it became too cloudy to take more pictures of what
To catch on again some 500 kilometers further south, go to this
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