Kvaenangsfjellet mountains and first ferries

Kvaenangsfjellet Mountains

Heading off again today on the E6. We managed to find an LPG refill station in Storslett as needed to refill tank. Automotive LPG is difficult to find in the far North however will become easier as we head south.

Stopped at road works, next to where small fishing boats were docked in the fjord. We noticed a sign which said ‘Fishsnack’. Thinking this meant fresh fish, as we were next to fishing port, we pulled over to purchase some fish for dinner tonight. What we found though was a lady standing at a table outside with a bucket of dried fish and soft drinks. Thinking we would do as the locals do, we purchased a piece of fish and a drink. On tasting the fish we decided to not keep it as made us a bit queasy, as was dry raw fish with a very strong flavour and very different to the Asian dried fish we are used to. Even Steven did not like it at all. 

Reflection in ferry window

Crossing the Kvaenangsfjellet mountains we stopped next to the 402m summit to take in the spectacular views. we decided to take a more scenic route into Tromso turning off the E6 and along highway 91 through the Breivik Valley. 

This route involves two ferry crossings.  the cost varies with the length of the crossing. Todays were from Olderdalen  to Lyngseidet about 30 min 326 NOK (A$56 ) then Svensby to Breivikeidt crossing the Ullsfjord for about 20 min and 230k (A$ 40). 

The European Highway E6 – Steven shuts his eyes until they have passed

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