Sund is an old fishing village at the southern part of Flakstad. It takes just a short detour from the E10 road to reach the quaint village surrounded by a delightful terrain. This is yet another picturesque place in Lofoten Islands with stunning landscape. The reflective waters present a double take of the beautiful surrounding which makes me go shutter-happy. And then there are boats that sail out occasionally, disturbing the calm waters. How not to fall in love with such scenic setting at Sund?
There is a Sund Fishing Museum which showcases old boat engines and equipment. And the Blacksmith of Sund is well-known for its handmade wrought-iron cormorants. In which, it is possible to visit his workshop and see how the famous cormorant masterpieces are made. But I did not visit any as I am too captivated by the lovely fishing village.
The drive around Sund helps to uncover more of its dramatic surrounding. And all I can say about that is nice, nice and nice!
The Fredvang Bridges are among the spectacular-looking bridges in Norway. It connects the E10 road to Fredvang village and also leads to the trailhead to Kvalvika Beach.
The hike to Kvalvika beach Lofoten
It is a short drive to the trailhead for the hike to Kvalvika beach. There is a parking space just across the road from the trail so it will be easy to locate it. And the surrounding view from the top is simply amazing. Can you spot my rental car?
Sadly, my planned hike to see the ‘end of the world’ beach in person did not materialise due to the weather. Everything started out well with great blue sky but the trail was eventually overshadowed by dark clouds. I decided to turn back quickly to avoid being caught in the rain. So near yet so far, sigh…the quick changing Lofoten Islands weather. I am lucky to reach the car before the rain started pouring. But please be kinder to me if I make it here the next time round?
Well, at least it did not rain at other parts of the islands while I make my way back to Hamnoy for dinner.