FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:47 pm

Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five legs to TOS


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901194.jpg



Hei, again, dear readers,

five legs done till now, during my explore Norway trip:
SAS And Faroe Atlantic Airways: FRA-CPH-SVG (by FLIEGER67 Jun 27 2009 in Trip Reports)
Norwegian´s Logo-Jet And SAS: SVG-OSL-TRD-BOO (by FLIEGER67 Jul 2 2009 in Trip Reports)

five more in the schedule for the third day, around and above the Lofoten, again northern bound for Tromso.








Monday, 01.06.2009
BOO (Bodo) Sunny, Temperature 8 degrees
SVJ (Svolvaer-Lofoten-Helle) Cloudy, Temperature 6 degrees
Duration: 20 minutes announced
15 minutes actual

Service WF 802 operated by Wideroe Flyveselskap
Scheduled: 10.57 // 11.23
Actual: 10.55 // 11.10
Gate: 16 Seat: 10A / Free seating
Load factor: 2 pax!
Fare: 53,54 EUR


Well, after the no-bus experience during my arrival at Bodo, time now to take another cab for the airport.
Arrived pretty ontime.
The same check-in action like on SK or DY, self service kiosks with the bag tag printer and one bag drop off counter.
Free seating on Wideroe, so no way to secure my preffered seat.
I´ve decided to check my back for the three last legs and ride only with cabin bag on leg one and two.
The girl at the bag drop off counter was somewhat surprised with my itinerary for today, but finally she takes it easy,
it seems there are some more guys on the way with non-usual schedules!.
Security was not staffed when I´ve arrived, some ten minutes to wait till they opened it.
No problem and seconds later in the pretty empty gate area.
Some finger gates around a central area with seats, not that impressive like SVG or TRD, but it seems much lower traffic here.

What a nice heli:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901139.jpg

Sounds like a german company:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901140.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901141.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901142.jpg

Ready to go:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901143.jpg

Departure bound for Varoy:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901144.jpg

No gate on the screen announced for my flight, three Wideroe planes on the apron, which will be mine?.

One of Wideroe´s Dash´s:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901145.jpg

And another one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901146.jpg

And my one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901147.jpg

En detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901148.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901149.jpg

Preparations:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901150.jpg

Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901151.jpg

Norwegian from OSL:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901152.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901153.jpg

Back from Varoy:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901154.jpg

As soon as the gate showed up, I know that I will go on LN-WII, nicely named "Nordkapp". Another premiere around these trip, my first flight on the Dash 8-100.
Newly delivered to Wideroe at 04.08.1994. One of 19 machines in the fleet.
Boarding time comes and goes, some action around my machine. Finally a guy showed up and called for Svolvaer, well, me and another male pax
responded, thats all, the load factor lower than 10%, not the best business this morning.
We walked to the plane, welcomed by one middle aged, very friendly female.

Now boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901155.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901156.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901157.jpg

The undercarriage:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901158.jpg

Seat 10A means the very last row on the plane, with the other pax more upfront I had the best opportunities for some pix on the way.
The cabin fitted with dark blue fabric seats, oldfashioned, well used and good legroom.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901164.jpg

Departure from the 3394 meters runway 25. It seems we had started only the take off run, but no, we´re already airborne, impressive.
The norwegian pilot announced some short informations after departure and also during approach, in norwegian language only.
No comment from the FO.
No flightlevel or route informations. No service on that flight.

Short after departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901159.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901160.jpg

Some islands here:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901161.jpg

The engine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901162.jpg

Lofoten panorama:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901163.jpg

More great views:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901165.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901166.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901167.jpg

And a last one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901168.jpg

We´re approached straight in above the sea for the 780 meters runway 01 and touched down well ontime.

Just landed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901169.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901170.jpg

Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901171.jpg

Deboarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901172.jpg

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901173.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901174.jpg

Bound for BOO:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901175.jpg

To departures:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901176.jpg

The plane parked in front off the small terminal building, self service to the entrance.
Time to explore the airport surroundings.

Turnaround:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901177.jpg

Ready to go:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901178.jpg

Surroundings:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901179.jpg

The runway:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901180.jpg

Heavy mountains around:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901181.jpg










Monday, 01.06.2009
SVJ (Svolvaer-Lofoten-Helle) Cloudy, Temperature 6 degrees
BOO (Bodo) Sunny, Temperature 8 degrees
Duration: 20 minutes announced
25 minutes actual

Service WF 811 operated by Wideroe Flyveselskap
Scheduled: 13.26 // 13.51
Actual: 13.25 // 13.50
Gate: The one and only! Seat: 10A
Load factor: Around 50%
Fare: 53,54 EUR


Check-in for the flight back to BOO was also done earlier in Bodo, so no need to hurry here.
Security and check-in is handled at one small desk, closed when I´ve arrived back in the terminal.
Some minutes later more pax arrived, looks like a better load on the flight back and finally security opened.
The guy at the desk was really surprised that there was a pax with a boarding pass from BOO, so much surprised that he told me, he need to collect it for his records!.
Shame, no boarding pass for my collection from Svolvaer!.

Sailing away:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901182.jpg

Stunning landscape:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901183.jpg

My plane on approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901184.jpg

Turning:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901185.jpg

Close to the mountains:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901186.jpg

Where is it?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901187.jpg

Short finals:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901188.jpg

Backtracking:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901189.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901190.jpg

Parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901191.jpg

The approaching plane was interesting to follow, the machine going low level along the runway, made a sharp turn and landed only seconds thereafter.
A new reg, not bad, LN-WIP, delivered at 30.10.1990 to Tyrolean and in service with Wideroe since 14.03.1996.
Named "Alstahaug".
Leg no. 2 on the Dash 8-100 now for me.
Another friendly female on that machine, the same interior, dark blue fabric seats and generious legroom.
A short welcome from the norwegian pilot during boarding.

Leaving Svolvaer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901192.jpg

Departure in the opposite direction from runway 19.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901193.jpg

Stunning landscape:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901195.jpg

Dirty window:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901196.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901197.jpg

Looks like the carribean:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901198.jpg

Buy on board service this time, maybe according to the better loaded flight.
No route info, but flightlevel 8000 feet following to the pilot inflight, later also with a friendly goodbye.
Again no comment from the FO.
Touchdown again on BOO´s runway 25, parked in front off a gate and self service to the terminal.

Landed at BOO:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901199.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901200.jpg









Monday, 01.06.2009
BOO (Bodo) Sunny, Temperature 9 degrees
SKN (Stokmarknes-Skagen) Rainy, 6 degrees
Duration: 25 minutes announced
30 minutes actual

Service WF846 operated by Wideroe Flyveselskap
Scheduled: 14.55 // 15.29
Actual: 14.50 // 15.20
Gate: 19 Seat: 8D
Load factor: Around 50%
Fare: 27,72 EUR


My bag was checked for my final destination today, boarding pass printed, so no need the go out in the public this time.
Not that much action, some rest in the summer sun was the thing to do now.

My next plane on approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901201.jpg

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901202.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901203.jpg

And parked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901204.jpg

Well fitted to my departure another Dash 8-100 roared in and parked at my gate.
Another new reg., LN-WIL, delivered new to Wideroe at 24.03.1995, leg no. 3 now for me on the Dash 8-100.
Named "Narvik".
Self service to the plane, one neutral friendly female on this machine.
While I was the first pax leaving the gate, I was not the first pax on the plane, a real surprise for me.
The last and second last row was occupied by some military staff, flying in uniform and boarded the plane directly from the apron.
Therefore only row 8 for me.
The norwegian captain with a short welcome during boarding, this time again in norwegian language only.
The same interior here, dark blue fabric seats, clean so far, good legroom.

Cabin:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901213.jpg

Departure from runway 25, no route or flight level information.
Buy on board service.

Also nice views here:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901205.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901206.jpg

No comment from the FO, but some short weather informations from the captain during approach into SKN.
Touched down on the 868 meters runway 27 well ontime.

Just landed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901207.jpg

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901208.jpg










Monday, 02.06.2009
SKN (Stokmarknes-Skagen) Rainy, 6 degrees
ANX (Andenes-Andoya) Cloudy, 3 degrees
Duration: 20 minutes announced
25 minutes actual

Service WF 846 operated by Wideroe Flyveselskap
Scheduled: 15.44 // 16.09
Actual: 15.35 // 16.00
Gate: -o- Seat: 8D
Load factor: Around 40%
Fare: 27,72 EUR


Only a short time to fly, but the weather changed from BOO´s sunny 9 degrees to heavy rain at SKN and 6 degrees.
No plane change, time on the ground was very short, some pax deboarded and some very few new pax boarded.
Leg no. 4 now for me on the Dash 8-100 and the second on LN-WIL.

Ready to go again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901209.jpg

Departure from runway 27 perfectly ontime in low clouds and heavy rain.

Nice views short after departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901210.jpg

I´ve never experienced that strange flying feeling that followed.
There is a large mountain parallel to the runway. Immediatelly after departure we´re doing a complete circle while
gaining height and flying directly into that mountain site where you can see only till the cloud cover and dont know if there is a 10 or 1000 meters mountain behind.

The cloud covered mountain:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901211.jpg

And not parallel or anything else, no straight into that cloud covered mountain side.
Ok, the pilot knows it better and soon thereafter we´re leaving the clouds into the sunny sky.
The pilot with a short information in norwegian only during cruise, again no comment from the FO.
Soon followed by the approach into ANX´s 2468 meter runway 32. .
2468 meters?. A significant change to the other runways here on this Dash 8 touring.
Well, the military staff deboarded at ANX, where norwegian military is based.
Thats also the reason for that massive runway and that really huge fenced airport area.
The weather changed again, no more rain here at Andenes.
Also well known as one of, if not, the best places around Europe to go for a whale safari tour, where the big animals live very close to the island.

Arrived at Andenes:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901212.jpg








Monday, 02.06.2009
ANX (Andenes-Andoya) Cloudy, Temperature 3 degrees
TOS (Tromso-Langnes) Rainy, Temperature 5 degrees
Duration: 25 minutes announced
30 minutes actual

Service WF 846 operated by Wideroe Flyveselskap
Scheduled: 16.24 // 16.54
Actual: 16.20 // 16.50
Gate: -o- Seat: 8D
Load factor: Around 90%
Fare: 27,72 EUR


We had more time on the ground at ANX with a good number of pax boarded, you know, mainly military staff, for my last leg of the day.
Finally departure from runway 14, no route or flightlevel information, but what a surprise, the pilot during cruise with weather informations for Tromso
also in english this time. Maybe he thought that some non-norwegian military personal was now on his machine.
Buy on board again here on my leg no. 5 on the Dash 8-100.

On the apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901214.jpg

Departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901215.jpg

Nice views:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901216.jpg

Approach into TOS 2392 meter runway 19 started not long after departure. We´re passing low above some snow covered hills, welcome to, shudder,
five wet degrees in Tromso.

Snowy approach into TOS:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901217.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901218.jpg

Some water down there:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901219.jpg

And landed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901220.jpg

Parked with a good distance to walk through the rain from the terminal.

From the terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901221.jpg

My bag made it also to Tromso. The "Flybussen" was waiting outside and so I´ve reached todays final destination,
called the Venice of the north, maybe during better weather conditions, but definitely not today.
Accomodation was the Rica Ishavshotel, looking like a ship, built directly near the harbour and the "Hurtigruten" quay,
a real recommendable place to stay in Tromso.

The hotel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901232.jpg

My room:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901222.jpg

Hurtigruten ready to go:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901228.jpg

Is that bridge high enough?:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901230.jpg

View into Tromso:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/N0901/N0901231.jpg


Will I go on Wideroe again?. Yes, no question and if not there will be a problem during my next days of flying!.
Is Tromso my northernmost point on this trip?.
No way, there is a place someway very more northern. A place which I want to visit for years and also the northernmost place on this world reachable
by scheduled plane.
But, stop, that will be the next story!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
akhmad
Posts: 2492
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:20 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:39 pm

Hi there Markus,

I really enjoy your insight review of Norway. It is just stunning. You have made a wise decision by taking flights with Dash 8's. Their flight altitude is perfectly suitable for capturing the scenery. These Dash 8's look so cute!

By the way, what kind of BOB offering does Wideroe have?

Thank you for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo
Friends forever
 
Skyfellow
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:49 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:23 am

Great TR! Very enjoyable too. Looks like you went on exploring using the daily "milk run".

Reminds me of Western Norway, but the "hops" there are somewhat longer with Widerøe compared to the North. Just came back from a trip to Norway, and would have used them if they had any seats for me to purchase. No such luck this time!

Wonderful pictures of a beautiful land. It should be noted in light of your trip report how important the airplane is for mobility in rural Norway. Though subsidized, these flights connecting desolate communities will ensure that communities rich in resources will stay in business and will keep people employed.

Thanks again for sharing!

Skyfellow
 
Thule
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:50 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:48 am

Great report as always, Markus! As Skyfellow says, it's fascinating to see how these Wideroe flights operate and serve these tiny communities. I'm always interested in stories like this about how aviation links remote areas.

As for your next destination, I have a pretty good idea of where you're headed. I'm extremely anxious to see the TR, and in the meantime, bundle up and get your rifle ready, just in case!
 
The777Man
Posts: 5913
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 1999 4:54 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:21 am

Hi Markus ! Excellent report and wonderful pictures!!

How many airlines have you flown on, on all your trips ?

Looking forward to the next installment!!!

The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
B2147
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:29 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:35 am

Hello Markus,

Thanks for another great report with interesting pictures.

It seems that you got to experience not only stunning views but also a bit of interesting flying experiencies on the short field systems in Norway with its famous circling approaches.

The Rica Ishavs hotel looks nice as well, I will try that next trip. Normally I stay at the neighbour, SAS Radisson.

Looking forward for your next installment.

Best regards,
Magnus
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:29 pm

Hello and nice to read some comments.

@Suryo:

Thank you for your reply.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
These Dash 8's look so cute!

Cute and fast, real flying.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
By the way, what kind of BOB offering does Wideroe have?

A small cart with the ususal stuff, beverages, sandwiches and else.
Not that much sold on these flights.

@Skyfellow:

Quoting Skyfellow (Reply 2):
Great TR! Very enjoyable too.

Thank you.

Quoting Skyfellow (Reply 2):
Wonderful pictures of a beautiful land. It should be noted in light of your trip report how important the airplane is for mobility in rural Norway. Though subsidized, these flights connecting desolate communities will ensure that communities rich in resources will stay in business and will keep people employed.

Definitely and much more needed in northern norway. There are places coming up during my next reports
with for example 700 inhabitants and hours by road, if there is no plane connection.


@Thule:

Quoting Thule (Reply 3):
Great report as always, Markus! As Skyfellow says, it's fascinating to see how these Wideroe flights operate and serve these tiny communities. I'm always interested in stories like this about how aviation links remote areas.

Thank you and for sure, me too.

Quoting Thule (Reply 3):
As for your next destination, I have a pretty good idea of where you're headed. I'm extremely anxious to see the TR, and in the meantime, bundle up and get your rifle ready, just in case!

It seems you´re on the right way and I´am so lucky with the weather conditions there,
unbelievable.

@ Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
Hi Markus ! Excellent report and wonderful pictures!!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
How many airlines have you flown on, on all your trips ?

During these trip to Norway, Wideroe, SAS and Norwegian.

@Magnus:

Quoting B2147 (Reply 5):
Thanks for another great report with interesting pictures.

Thank you.

Quoting B2147 (Reply 5):
It seems that you got to experience not only stunning views but also a bit of interesting flying experiencies on the short field systems in Norway with its famous circling approaches.

Yeah, thats real flying, isn´t it?.

Quoting B2147 (Reply 5):
The Rica Ishavs hotel looks nice as well, I will try that next trip. Normally I stay at the neighbour, SAS Radisson.

I count the SAS Radisson, the Comfort With, the Rica Islavshotel, the Clarion and also the
Thon Polar now in Tromso.
With, from my personal view, the Rica as the best and the Thon as the lowest level.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
The777Man
Posts: 5913
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 1999 4:54 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:32 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 6):
Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
How many airlines have you flown on, on all your trips ?

During these trip to Norway, Wideroe, SAS and Norwegian

I was thinking more altogether, on all your trips, how many airlines ?

Can't wait for the next installment!

The777Man
Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
 
DALCE
Posts: 1610
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:45 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:53 am

Hi markus,

great report of you Norway discovery trip!
Also good to score so many of the small dashes  Smile
Looking forward for more!!!!!

Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)
flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,788,319,320,321,333,AB6.
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 20991
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:21 pm

Hi Markus,
Great report and fantastic scenery. Nice to see Tromso in the Summer, it looks so different than it was when I was there with all the snow. The hotel you stayed in I have also been in . Did you have Coffee and Cake there?? I also walked to the middle of that big bridge, you get some good views there.

Thanks for the great report.

Philip
 
User avatar
rogerbcn
Posts: 1173
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:45 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:22 pm

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this great TR in Northern Europe.

I had to look at the atlas to find some of the cities you visited.

Norway is a really wonderful country, I love it. All my trips there have been overland, but after your informative report I am sure I will do it by plane next time.

Salut!

Roger
"At reise er at leve" H.C. Andersen (Travelling is Living)
 
TUGMASTER
Posts: 793
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:56 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:24 pm

Hello Markus,

Fantastic report as always...

i was going to contact you regarding this, as i have just returned last night from doing he same.

but slightly different....

i flew the WF930 7 leg service TOS-KKN.. great fun with a fantastic crew, and invited into the cockpit for the whole 4 1/2 hours ...

also the weatehr was beautiful...so the captain had permission for VFR all the legs, which made for some fantastic " mountiain flying"

well done on another great report.

T
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello, good to read some more comments.

@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
I was thinking more altogether, on all your trips, how many airlines ?

Can't wait for the next installment!

Rather good question, I will count it when I´ve fixed that reports here.
The next one is coming up soon.

@Joost:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
great report of you Norway discovery trip!



Quoting DALCE (Reply 8):
Looking forward for more!!!!!

Thank you and more is coming up soon.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Great report and fantastic scenery.

Thank you.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Nice to see Tromso in the Summer, it looks so different than it was when I was there with all the snow. The hotel you stayed in I have also been in . Did you have Coffee and Cake there??

Yes and I remember you´re winter pix. Nice hotel isn´t it?.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 10):
Thanks for this great TR in Northern Europe.



Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 10):
Norway is a really wonderful country, I love it. All my trips there have been overland, but after your informative report I am sure I will do it by plane next time.

Thank you and with good weather and nice views really recommendable to go by plane.

@TUGMASTER:

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 11):
Fantastic report as always...

Thank you.

Quoting TUGMASTER (Reply 11):
i was going to contact you regarding this, as i have just returned last night from doing he same.

Hey, good to know that I´am not the only one doing that ride.
The FA was somewhat concerned when she asked me after the third leg how far I will go!.
TOS-SOJ-HFT-MEH-BVG-BJF-VDS-KKN is coming up soon.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
Contact Air
Posts: 1143
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2001 4:13 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:53 pm

Hi Markus,

Nice to read about your flights further north. Again an interesting story with some very nice pictures, especially those of the Lofoten Islands.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The same check-in action like on SK or DY, self service kiosks with the bag tag printer and one bag drop off counter.

Amazing to find this system even on a relatively small regional carrier like Wideroe.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Another premiere around these trip, my first flight on the Dash 8-100.

You are really lucky - five Dash 8-100 flights in one day. These birds are really hard to catch, at least in central Europe.

I'm looking forward to the next parts of your trip report.

Regards
Christoph
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:36 pm

Hi, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
Nice to read about your flights further north. Again an interesting story with some very nice pictures, especially those of the Lofoten Islands.

Thank you.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
Amazing to find this system even on a relatively small regional carrier like Wideroe.

With the SK partnership they use the same kiosks like SK.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 13):
You are really lucky - five Dash 8-100 flights in one day. These birds are really hard to catch, at least in central Europe.

Yeah, true words.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
User avatar
airbuseric
Posts: 3560
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:24 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:36 am

Markus,

finally the time to read more on your stories. Dashing through Norway, such a nice idea! And a good score to the log. Never flew the Dash 8-100, only the -Q200 is in my log so far. Maybe even more interesting in Europe nowadays.

Pictures from the Norwegian landscape are really cool. Enjoyed viewing them!

Keep them comin'  Wink

Regards,
Eric
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:16 pm

Hi, Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 15):
Pictures from the Norwegian landscape are really cool. Enjoyed viewing them!

Thank you.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 15):
finally the time to read more on your stories. Dashing through Norway, such a nice idea! And a good score to the log. Never flew the Dash 8-100, only the -Q200 is in my log so far. Maybe even more interesting in Europe nowadays.

Definitely, you know, that was also my fist experience on the -100,
much more comfortable than other planes in this category.

Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
SASDC8
Posts: 530
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:01 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:40 am

Hi Markus.

Really enjoyed your report from my home country and home airport BOO. I fly these routes regularly so it is really nice to get somone elses perspective on them. My favorite flight on WF is BOO-SSJ-BNN-TRD which has the most fantastic views of all. Truly recommended if you are flying from TRD-BOO or BOO-TRD and you have the time Big grin

I would also recommend the helicopter flight Lufttransport to Værøy as well. Be sure to inform the flight crew that it is your first time and the will take "the scenic route"  Wink

Thanks for some really nice reports so far. Keep them coming.

Cheers
Stein
2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
 
StefanPAD
Posts: 279
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:15 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi Markus,

crazy to go to such a cold part of the world in summer  Wink Wow, Dash -100, not bad. It is missing from my log.

Lofoten... I would have taken some time to eat fish Big grin

Stefan
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:16 pm

Hey, some more comments,nice.

@Stein:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 17):
Really enjoyed your report from my home country and home airport BOO. I fly these routes regularly so it is really nice to get somone elses perspective on them.

Thank you and good to read your reply. Local advice is always very welcomed.
Nothing special for you, but really special for me!.

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 17):
My favorite flight on WF is BOO-SSJ-BNN-TRD which has the most fantastic views of all.

Hey, good to know.

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 17):
I would also recommend the helicopter flight Lufttransport to Værøy as well. Be sure to inform the flight crew that it is your first time and the will take "the scenic route"

Once more good to know. There was no online-booking tool for that Lufttransport service while checking the schedules, so out of my view, but maybe the next time.

@Stefan:

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 18):
crazy to go to such a cold part of the world in summer Wow, Dash -100, not bad. It is missing from my log.

Lofoten... I would have taken some time to eat fish

Thank you.
Eating fish, good idea, but I mainly need to eat anything during these filled up schedules
and looong days!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
ba319-131
Posts: 8120
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 1:27 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:32 pm

Hey Markus,

Great report, loved then pictures, a real good trip by the looks of it, wish I'd been with you.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Load factor: 2 pax!

- That might just beat my lowest figure.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
my first flight on the Dash 8-100.

- Result, still missing from my log.

Good stuff Markus, really enjoying.

Kind Regards

Mark
111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:11 pm

Hey, Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
Great report, loved then pictures, a real good trip by the looks of it, wish I'd been with you.

Thank you and good to read your reply.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
That might just beat my lowest figure.

Me, too, but perfect for some pix!.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
Result, still missing from my log.

Not easy to catch here in middle Europe.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net
 
PlaneHunter
Posts: 6512
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:17 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:40 pm

Servus Markus,

part III includes some nice scenery pics - what a country! Too bad the dirty/wet windows and the Dash wing/gear position bungeled a few shots.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
As soon as the gate showed up, I know that I will go on LN-WII, nicely named "Nordkapp".

Too bad that the -300s and the -400s haven't got any names.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Accomodation was the Rica Ishavshotel, looking like a ship, built directly near the harbour and the "Hurtigruten" quay,
a real recommendable place to stay in Tromso.

I'll keep that in mind. The Rica chain is quite good.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Is that bridge high enough?:

Great shot!


PH
Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
 
infodesk
Posts: 1462
Joined: Thu May 18, 2006 11:06 pm

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:27 pm

Markus,

Stunning, just stunning. What a magnificent landscape.

Circling around that mountain must have been quite an experience! And some of these airpoprts I've never heard of. Just had a look at wideroe's website to get an idea of the geography - they sure do fly to a lot of little places. Fascinating stuff!

Thanks for all your hard work putting these TRs together, you've got a lot of happy readers!

Infodesk
"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
 
FLIEGER67
Topic Author
Posts: 5195
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2003 4:43 am

RE: Wideroe Lofoten Scenic Flights: Five Legs To TOS

Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:00 pm

Hey, good to follow some more comments.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 22):
part III includes some nice scenery pics - what a country! Too bad the dirty/wet windows and the Dash wing/gear position bungeled a few shots.

Thank you and exactly my feeling with that dirty windows.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 22):
I'll keep that in mind. The Rica chain is quite good.

Really recommendable from my point of view.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 22):
Great shot!

Thanx once again.

@Hannah:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 23):
Stunning, just stunning. What a magnificent landscape.

Circling around that mountain must have been quite an experience! And some of these airpoprts I've never heard of. Just had a look at wideroe's website to get an idea of the geography - they sure do fly to a lot of little places. Fascinating stuff!

Thanks for all your hard work putting these TRs together, you've got a lot of happy readers!

Thank you for you´re really warm welcomed reply.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)
Tripreporter.net

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher, VXCabinCrew and 31 guests