In the summer of 1985 I took off for a rail trip around Europe with my friend, Peter Cripps. Having traveled around German, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and (the former) Yugoslavia the previous year, we decided to head to northern Europe and Scandinavia. Having passed through Denmark stopping in Copenhagen, we moved on to Sweden. We were on the train heading to Gothenburg where we planned to stay overnight and noticed the train was unusually crowded. Talking to some other passengers we learned that Bruce Springsteen was playing the city that night. We figured we wouldn’t get a bed at the Youth Hostel so pulled out our maps and decided to ride the train as far north as we could. This landed us in Bodø, two days later. Being mid-summer and inside the arctic circle, the sun didn’t set that night – which we found wierd. Down in the harbour at midnight there was a local water-skiing – surreal. we also found it hard to go to sleep that night since it didn’t get dark. I guess when you live there it’s just normal, though I can’t imagine the winters when the sun never rises.
This image was taken in Bodø harbour around midnight on June 12, 1985. It was taken with a Canon AE1-Program on Fujichrome Velvia.