A Winter Roadtrip to the Lofoten Islands

The good thing about a Roadtrip, starting and ending at home is that you can bring a lot more equipment and stuff in your car than you would normally do on other travels. Especially on this trip it was helpful to buy all our food in Germany and Italy, since we knew that Norway was pretty expensive. We wanted to start on the 19th already, but my mum broke her nose, helping me pack a complicated sleeping bag. I stayed the night at the hospital with her and we started driving early in the morning of the 20th. We didn’t take so many pictures on the first two days of driving, but we managed to drive to northern Germany, took the ferry to Denmark and slept in the car somewhere in a forest in Sweden.

 

Packing List

  • Duffel Bag/ Big Backpack/ DayPack/ Camera Bag to keep it organised in the car and be ready for all kind of excursions
  • very warm sleeping bag
  • Various Layers of clothing to withstand the coldth
  • Cameras, Lenses, Tripods, Gimbal, Accessories like Videolight, Microphone, Lens Cleaning set
  • Drone to document the adventure from above (This was my first trip owning a drone)
  • Laptop + Storage to backup the footage
  • Lots of italian Food, since Norway food in Norway is more expensive and we had the space in the car
  • gas cooker
  • passport

 

 

Time to introduce you to my personal cook on this trip, Marco: Italian. Student. Photographer. Pasta-cooker. Pasta-lover. Good Friend. Nice Guy. After some months of planing and writing forth and back with various companies and hotels we pretty much ended up traveling as spontaneous as usual. But having a fun travel mate makes doing spontaneous things much easier. The Music Situation was special. Marco loves The Migos. I remember playing the same Migos song over and over again, because my whole music was on my computer and wouldn’t fit on my phone so I just had this one song of them. Luckily I’m now better prepared musicwise as I have enough phone storage again for future roadtrips. Fun side fact: Marco and me always speak English although he’s living in Germany for a long time now and can speak good German. It makes things quite weird when we talk like that in Germany and somebody asks where he is from and he suddenly can talk German. But it is really nice to have someone to practice my English skills with.

 

 

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