Darkness and Northern Lights
There is rarely snow in the area. This means that hiking in the mountains is possible even in the dark. With good ice cream and a headlamp you can have an experience you will not forget.
Throughout January, the light gradually returns and in Nyksund — weather permitting — it is possible to see the the sun over the horizon on approximately January 24th. Activity in the area gradually increases as Winter’s big crayfish are approaching and Nyksund is waking up a bit. The Expedition Vertsbrygge or Holmvik Brygge is usually open on weekends and a fishing boat comes in with fresh fish. As the sun gets closer, you can experience a brilliant light.
February and March are our favorite times.While sitting at the breakfast table, you can watch the sky slowly light up as the fishing boats fill the sea. The light is especially nice at this time as it is extra brilliant. As days go by, there is also a rich bird life. Among other species, there are many eagles in the area which often fly relatively close to the house.
The fishing is a big part of the experience if you visit Nyksund in late winter. The famous “Lofot fishing” has moved a little further north and Øksnes is now one of Norway’s most important fishing municipalities. In Nyksund you get close to coastal fishing because you see the boats in action. The binoculars are in frequent use at this time of the year.