As we said by the end of day 5, we stopped right
by the shore, ready for a morning dive.
What we forgot was that the tide is very effective here, and when
we woke up to a new day,
we were not at all by the shore any more.....
But never mind, we were ready for new adventures again.
The weather was not the best,
so we decided to take it easy.
We had some 60 kilometers to drive to catch a ferry from Kilboghamn
We didn't see much on the way owing to rainy and foggy weather.
Kilboghamn and the ferry. Not so many cars waiting while we stayed
© From 'A trip through Rødøy'
- in norwegian.
It was at this time we had to wait an whole hour and a quarter,
so to keep time going,
we went out to the left of the place to see if we could find something
The slopes of the hill were covered with flowers and small bushes,
and not to easy to walk around,
but as we could not go down to the shoreline, it was too steep down
there, we had no other choice.
Anyway, we enjoyed the trip, and had a cup of coffee before we returned,
and then suddenly I had to keep my left foot from going all the
way down on the ground:
This little creature, whatever it was.
If you click on the picture, may be you are able to identify
it - and if so, I'd like to
From there about 40 kilometers to the foot of the Svartisen
The next big attraction was the 'Svartisen', or 'The Black
coming up in front during the evening mist.
Here the glacier comes right down by the fiord, the lowest tongue
from a glacier in Europe.
Svartisen is Norway's second largest glacier
and consists of 2 main glaciers,
Østisen (East Glacier) and Vestisen (West Glacier).
One arm of the West Glacier,
Engenbreen (Engen Glacier) is the lowest lying glacier on
the European mainland at
about 5 m above sea level. Today the glacial arm continues
all the down to
Engenbrevannet Lake, as a result of rapid growth the last
According tothe Norwegian Water and Energy Department (NVE)
the glacier has
advanced 40 m in just the last year alone! (i.e. from autumn
1997 til summer 1998).
When you drive along RV17 through Holands Fjørd you
can see many arms of the glacier
that stretch down between the mountain peaks.
To come into Engen Glacier take a 10-15 minute boat ride from
an absolute must for capturing the full experience.
valid as per Sept .2010)
As we wanted to see more of the glacier in some better daylight, we
hit our bed for the night.
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