Norway // Trondheim to the Lofoten islands //

The Arctic Circle

Given its appeal as a travellers’ totem, and considering the amount of effort it takes to get here, crossing the Arctic Circle, about 80km north of Mo, comes as quite a disappointment. Uninhabited for the most part, the landscape up here is undeniably bleak, and disfigured by a giant building plonked by the roadside that houses an ugly visitors’ centre.