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The Lofoten: Kjerkfjorden, Nusfjorden and Henningsvaer

Ship's Blog - June 27, 2013

Today is a different day on this charter; different because today MY LAIKA is in the center of attention. Behind Reine lays a very nice fjord – called Kjerkfjorden. Unfortunately the road bridge over the fjord entrance has only a vertical clearance of 12 meters – not enough for HANSE EXPLORER to pass. So the idea is to get all guests on board LAIKA for a little day cruise into this 5 mile deep fjord. LAIKA leaves in the morning and lunch is served on board LAIKA on the upper deck. The day is the most beautiful yet weather-wise: sunshine and almost 20 degrees Celsius. It’s a true summer day in the Lofoten.

The guests return to HANSE EXPLORER by 6 PM after a great day of cruising, hiking and playing on the white sand beach on the west side of the island.

Just before dinner we cruise into Nusfjorden, a narrow fjord which has also one of the best preserved Lofoten fishing villages along its shore. Just after 10 PM, HANSE EXPLORER anchors outside Henningsvaer. The guests prefer being at anchor over being alongside the little pier that Henningsvaer has to offer so that they can fish off the aft platform. But fishing here in Henningsvaer is not successful today.

Capt. Martin Graser

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