When I started dreaming and planning my trip to Norway I had two obsessive thoughts: the Northern Lights and the Rorbuer.
You know that beam of green - sometimes blue - light, visible in the sky in some specific months only, under some atmospheric and solar conditions only, in a specific part of the world only ... in short, only if you're lucky?
And you know those red fishermen's houses, built on the borderline between mainland and water, with the grass growing on the roofs?
I had these two obsessive thoughts and I made a bargain in finding a place that allowed me to live both the experiences: sleeping in a Rorbu on the Lofoten Islands and enjoying the Northern Lights! 😍
I chose to stay at Eliassen Rorbuer, a holiday resort made up of 35 cottages, set in the spectacular Reine Fjord.
But hold on, let me tell you everything from the beginning!
Once landed at Evenes airport, we picked up the car from the rental and we headed to Hamnøy: 4 hours drive.
At some point, it started to get dark and I got notification from the Aurora Forecast app: that night there were high chances to see the Northern Lights,! OMG!!! 😅 The speed limit on that street was 60 km/h, for goodness sake! 😅At that time I hated that road, I only wanted to arrive as soon as possible! The estimated time of the "storm" was at 9 pm and we were almost there! Thankfully we arrived at the resort at 8.45 pm.