Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
May 9, 2002
First I have to remark on another wonder, the efficiency of the transport system.
You can tsart on a bus from Leknnes which arrives at the car ferry quay in Svolvaer - where we started - just in time for the car ferry which is met by another bus to the little town of Ulsvåg where another bus from narvik has just arrived to continue the journey to Fauske where there is about twenty minutes to the overnight train to Trondheim. This is literally all like clockwork.
Now for the natural wonders. The mountains on both sides of the sea - Lofotens and mainland are great but for us the highlight of the trip was the busride from Ulsvåg to Fauske through tunnels and by frozen and some melting lakes at considerable heights with snowy peaks all around. This is a spellbinding treat for which you probably cannot prepare.
I include the train itself because every time I looked out during the night there was something which made me want to do it by day some time.
From journal Short but enchanting first visit