Monday, 26 July 2010


This evening I arrived in Svolvaer Courtesy of the Nordland Express Boat from Bodo. It was an overcast day so not great for taking pictures. Still it was worth having a window seat.
We stopped at a few little towns on the way
arriving at 20.30. It was raining but the tourist information was still open and I got some maps, timetables for inter-island Ferries and instructions on how to get to Lofoten feriesenter. .Nice place with fully equipped kitchen and Wi-fi. Showers at 20NOK set a new record for me though but that is a minor quibble. Dinner was medallion of Elk and Potato salad. I bought a camping-frying pan and some other essentials in Bodo thinking it may be remote here but it turns out my fears were unfounded. Also I discovered that the tournament starts on Sunday the 31st, not Friday the 29th as I had for some strange reason assumed so
I can take my intended route via Andenes after all. Time for a good night's sleep, long ride ahead tomorrow.


  1. Actually, the tournament starts neither on Friday or on Sunday, but on Saturday, so maybe a detour through Andenes isn't so wise anyway?

  2. By the way, you are duly mentioned on the Arctic Chess Challenge web site: