I found the island of Svanøy so peaceful that I had to share some more photos from our trip there. The house we were staying in was really nice but there was also lots of beautiful vernacular architecture and rustic hytter (cabins) to explore around the island. In the old churchyard there was even some viking archeology to be had. Oh and these sheep!
I have been fascinated by island communities for a long time now. I recently found a childhood drawing of my dream home. It was on Rathlin island of course! While we were staying on Svanøy it was great to see how friendly and close the community was. A new log splitter arrived off the ferry and half the island came by to have a look and offer their help in assembling it!
Waving goodbye to people at the slipway as we left the island was a really nice moment and I am very grateful to the hospitality of the family we stayed with. If I am ever back I would love to go swimming and maybe catch a fish or 2 to cook on the beach.
Norwegian islands – I love you!