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« Il n'y a pas de bonnes habitudes. L'habitude, c'est une façon de mourir sur place. »
Albert Quentin - Un singe en hiver

Lofoten islands

9 Jul 2014 | Lofoten islands, Norway


Time to go full North!

Claire meets me in Prague as she wants to make the way with me, but just when we reach Sweden on the third day, she decides to leave as she doesn't like hitchhiking long distances too much.

Back alone on the road, I literally fly across Sweden, so I decide I could make it in time to the hitchhikers' gathering that is gonna happen on the Lofoten islands. So there I go, arriving the second morning of the gathering.
The gathering takes place on Kvalvika beach, one of the nicest beaches of the Lofoten, where a pair of surfers stayed for 6 months in a cabin they built under a rock, and made a documentary about it.

Over there, It's interesting to meet other travelers/hitchhikers, getting to know them and their ways of life, sharing plans and tips.
The nature is so beautiful and the weather is amazing, even too hot with over 30°C, something that didn't happen for 40 years. The day lasts forever, there is no night here, no sunrise and no sunset, the sun is hidden behind the mountain from 11.30pm to 5am which gives us a bit of shadow, but otherwise no rest from the heat.

After a few days on the beach, I spend a few days in Svolvaer at Isabella's, a local hitchhiker, with a few others (six people in her little tiny apartment haha).