#Norwegian hospitality blows me away throughout each of my visit. I was stranded at a place only accessible by sea, but soon rescued by family members of #fishermen who did not accept any money for their time, fuel and help.
Yesterday, I did not find a map with clearly marked #hiking trails in #værøy / on #værøya , so after the official trail at #sørlandsvika / #sørlandshagen ends, I followed two hiking-pro-looking guys who later "disappeared". I then followed my guts by climbing the grass and rocks (some big ones are even moving, I was hit by two) on the cliff-like #steep slopes, and finally escaped the no-man land of #nupen #peninsula or #hill after about 4 hours ( including a brief #Arctic #swim - it was surprisingly pleasant thanks to the #gulfstream and consecutive #sunnydays ). I ended up on #punnsanden , a beach in the #måstad bay/ #måstadvika / #måstadfjellet that is actually only accessible by boat. I don't even know how I got there. With very limited phone reception, I texted my #airbnb host for help. She was super responsive and worried about me, and arranged her #fisherman neighbor to #rescue me. The rescue team came on time, and two kids from the family even helped me to get on the boat among the rocks. I was given warm clothes and lots of time to put myself together. After the #scenic boat ride, the family refused to take any money from me. I asked the bnb host to make sure it was okay for me to walk away "free" and her response goes along the line of "he doesn't want money to involve in this voluntary rescue". I was speechless and didn't know what to do to show my utmost gratitude. Maybe I have to visit #lofoten again.