After the ascent to Ballstadheia I already weighed myself on the climax of my Lofoten trip, the panoramic view over the fjord landscape around Leknes was so unique that I almost ran out of letters. But today’s 120 kilometres from Svolvær to Reine should eclipse everything that has existed so far. I was served a picture-book summer’s day, which occasionally raises the thermometer to a record-breaking 19 degrees. I’m even about to apply sunscreen and for the first time I’m really happy to have chosen the low season from May to mid-June as travel time, because there’s not much going on on the streets, in the few cafés and restaurants and in the accommodations. In midsummer you will certainly need elbows and lots of luck and patience due to the limited availability.