Originally Posted by Astrid
Lofoten Islands, up by Narvik? I am not sure why you would want to go there in December/January. Also, between about December 4 and January 7 the sun never gets above the horizon, making daylight little more than a couple of hours of twilight. As Teddy said, you can expect high winds and storms of sleet, freezing rain, or snow. You might want to wait until February or March--more daylight as well as the traditional fishing
Thank you for answering. I've been there three times, in Summer. Everytime it came to my mind how beautiful this place must be in winter, even in the dark days.
This year we have a lot of maintenance
work to do on our boat, this will use up most of our cruising time. Looks like a perfect year for a shorter trip (some weeks). This brings Lofoten islands into our reach.
I've some experience with cold winters - i used to climb a lot in summer as well as in winter in the Alps, and i've been sailing with our boat up to 80° north. So i am not afraid of cold.
I want to avoid the fishing season. There are many fishing vessels out there, harbours are crowded and life for fishermen is hard enough, even without tourists cruising around.
Strongest concern right now is the weather - high winds can definitely ruin my day at low temperatures.