Fjord Journeys: Day Four – Fjordians and Djupsfjordsheja Mountain

Georgina Monjaraz

On day four of this years Fjord Journeys the weather finally looked up around Lofoten – The sun was out, and the little red cottages in Reine looked vivid in the bright light. This day saw a challenging hike, where the team spirit and fellow Fjordian support really made the big difference.

Read about day one, two and three.

Day Four

We were lucky enough to finally wake up to a beautiful sunny morning. That made us especially happy, as the plan for the day was hiking inside a fjord. Roope, our guide, planed two routes – one easy and one more difficult. When the time came to decide who would go walking in a valley and who would come up to the peak of the mountain, all Fjordians were up for a big adventure together and decided to go for the peak. So we were once again all together, taking the harder route.

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The hike uphill lasted more than two hours. Some parts of the path required the help of chains to hold on to, to reach the peak. But it was all worth it when we reached the top. The views were beautiful and it was very peaceful at the top of the mountain – the only noise was the sound of waterfalls, water drifting, and our breathing and careful steps. The team spirit was great, and we all helped each other reach the goal. Great moods and laughs made the adventure unforgettable.

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The hike to the top of Djupsfjordsheja Mountain surely added some pain to our leg muscles, but it wasn’t a good enough reason to stop. It was our last night together in Reine, and luckily the night sky was clear, so we decided to try our luck again and went hunting for the Northern Lights. This time we went to the lighthouse near the village and stayed there till late. No Aurora was visible, but millions of stars in a clear dark sky and the sound of ocean waves made the night extraordinary.

Georgina Monjaraz

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