My next tour in this series continues West of mainland Norway, more than 67 degrees North of the equator around a group of islands in the Arctic Circle called The Lofoten Islands.
There are eight islands which make up the Lofoten Islands, here I start up the Beechcraft Bonanza on the smaller island of Rost.
Taking off from Rost.
Shortly after take-off on a Southerly heading I reach the smallest island of the group called Vedoy. I will then turn North to explore the other islands of the groups.
Back over Rost again.
The island of Vaeroy is the third of the smaller islands which have a relatively warm climate despite their position due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
Towards the first of the five larger islands called Moskenesoya.
It is now obvious from the first few shots that the islands are mountainous. In the real world they are full of wooded hillsides and fringed with pretty bays and white sand beaches. Off the coast of Moskenesoya lies the vast whirlpool, the Maelstrom.
Carefully navigating the clouds.
Over the island of Flakstadoya. The islands are surrounded by rich waters, supporting vast colonies of breeding seabirds including puffins, kittiwakes, razorbills, Arctic terns and white-tailed sea eagles.
Above Leknes airport on the island of Vestvagoy. Rare birds such as capercaillie and black grouse are sometimes spotted around the islands, whilst in summer the sperm whale is a frequent offshore visitor, with orca following the herring in Autumn.
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