frwnBode. BEIERENFJORD. Map, p.212.—30. R. 219
The ascent of the Lebsaas, or Lebsfjeld (1142 ft.), a hill to the
N.E., repays. From the N. end of the Stor-Gade we follow the
broad road past the foot of the hill. At (50 min.) the parting of
the ways, by the second reservoir of the water-works, a board shows
the way to the tourist-hut, whence a well-marked path leads in
3/4 hr. more to the 'Keiservarde', a memorial of the visit of Emp.
William II. The top commands, N.W., the Lofoten Islands; E. the
snow-mountains around the Sulitelma and the Olmajalos (p. 221);
S.E. the Bersvatnstinder; and S. the Sandhorn, with the Svartisen.
We may also visit the Junker fjeld (929 ft.; fine view) and the
Vaagevand (390 ft.), with its club-hut, each 17ahr. from Bode.
About 3 Kil. S.E. of Bode is the Bodegaard, with a church and
parsonage, where Louis Philippe, duke of Orleans, afterwards king,
when travelling as a refugee under the name of Miiller, was enter¬
tained on his voyage to the North Cape in 1796. The road crosses
a moor, now drained and cultivated. To the left is a lunatic asylum
('Renvik Sindssyge-Asyl'). The drainage-works revealed, under
the peat, a layer of broken shells, about 20 inches thick, on a foun¬
dation of dark-grey clay interspersed with crystals of quartz, point¬
ing to the geologically recent subsidence of the sea from this point.
The erratic syenite blocks, amidst the slate-rock of which the
peninsula of Bode is composed, are also interesting.
Excursions from BoDe. The well-wooded country around affords
a welcome contrast to the bare, desolate scenery of the Nordland.
(1) To the Beierenpjord. A local steamer (Com,. 406) plies up
this fjord (there and back, 8 hrs.) twice a week. Crossing the
mouth of the Saltenfjord and passing an '^Eg-og-Duun - Vaer'
(breeding place of eider-ducks) and the island of Sandhorn (p. 218),
we call at Resnas, at the month of the Beierenfjord, an inlet flank¬
ed with grand mountains, narrowing, beyond Kjelling, to a defile
by gaard Eggesvik. On the bank are several giacier 'cauldrons'.
The last station is Tvervik.
From Tvervik we may row to (3 Kil.) Soleen (good quarters at Land-
handler Jentoft's), whence we may ascend the Heitind (4610 ft.; with
guide; view of vast mountain-solitudes towards Sweden; S. the Svar¬
tisen ; W. the sea, dotted with islands, and the distant Lofoten Islands).
Or row to Arstad (skyds-station), with its fine waterfall. The road up
the picturesque valley leads past Beierens Kirke (near gaard Mold j or d),
to Storjord, Oosbakke, and (about 20 Kil.) Toldaa (p. 216).
(2) TO THE SALTPJORD AND SkJERSTADFJORD. — STEAMBOAT
(Com. 407) 3 or 4 times a week (according to Flod or Fjsere, high or
low tide) to Skjerstad, Fuske, and Rognan, at the S. end of the Skjerstad-
fjord, and thence back to Bod#. — To visit the Saltstrom we land at
Str/jm and await the return of the steamer. The scene is most impressive
when the tide is coming in, but to see it we have to spend a day at
Str0m. To avoid this a good plan is to drive from Bod0 to Kvaloaag
(17 Kil.; I1/2 hr.) and thence take sailing-boat to Str0m (1-1V* hr.; wired
for from the Bod0 Turistforening, p. 218).
The Saltfjord, between the peninsula of Bode and the islands
Streme and Knaplunde, is connected with its E. prolongation,