Located in the north of Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands are made up of five islands (Moskenesøy, Flakstadøy, Vestvagøy, Gimsøy and Austvagøy) linked by bridges or tunnels. ...
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Svolvær is the administrative centre of Vågan Municipality in Nordland County, Norway. It is located on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago, along the Vestfjorden.Learn more
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Henningsvær is a fishing village in Vågan Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on several small islands off the southern coast of the large island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago.Learn more
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The Trollfjord or Trollfjorden is a fjord in Hadsel Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 2-kilometre long fjord cuts into the island of Austvågøya and flows out into the Raftsundet strait.Learn more Book this experience
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Vesterålen is a district and archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just north of the Lofoten district and archipelago and west of the town of Harstad.Learn more Book this experience
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Located in the north of Norway, beyond the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands are made up of five islands (Moskenesøy, Flakstadøy, Vestvagøy, Gimsøy and Austvagøy) linked by bridges or tunnels.
For centuries, this archipelago has lived by the rhythm of cod fishing, as shown by the old fishermen's huts on stilts (rorbu) and the numerous fish drying sheds that can be seen everywhere on the islands.
But today, what has made the Lofoten Islands famous and what attracts tourists are the magnificent wilderness landscapes. You will rarely come across such beautiful places.
Between the sharp mountain peaks rising out of the sea like dragon's teeth, deep blue fjords, mountain lakes, turquoise Caribbean beaches and charming fishing villages, this is the ultimate nature destination.
It will also delight hikers, as there are many opportunities to hike in Lofoten's dreamy scenery.
The Lofoten Islands are a hiker's paradise, and there are many trekking routes on the five islands of the archipelago, ranging from beginner to difficult.
The relief of the islands is quite steep with steep slopes, so many of the hikes on Lofoten require experience in trekking.
The use of walking sticks is recommended both for the steepness and the slipperiness of the trails. The other point that can be complicated is that the itineraries are not marked like in France, I used the GPS several times to find my way. On the well known hikes like the one to Kvalvika beach, it's easier to follow the crowd.
So the Lofoten Islands are fascinating in many ways. Firmly anchored in a stormy sea, they form a peaceful environment that appeals to nature lovers.
The fjords are clad in a blue coat that echoes the colour of the sea. The mountains are dressed in various shades of green. The archipelago is a Norwegian jewel that invites you to a total disconnection from city life. The destination seems frozen in time, revealing an unchanging beauty. Its range of outdoor attractions caters for families, couples, groups of friends... In short, there is something for everyone.
It depends on what you are looking for, but the temperature in Lofoten Islands is generally quite mild.
So, if you go in summer (June/July), you will have the opportunity to do some cool swimming, hiking or enjoy the midnight sun. Indeed, at this period, the sun never sets.
If you go to the Lofoten Islands in winter, you will have the opportunity to contemplate beautiful snowy landscapes and especially the northern lights.
You can reach the Lofoten Islands by plane with Widorøe from Oslo or Bodø (20-30 min flight from Bodø). Widorøe serves the airports of Svolvaer (the "capital" in the north), Leknes (in the centre) and the small island of Røst.
You can also travel via car ferries or pedestrian ferries.
Accommodation on the Lofoten Islands is very easy: there are many hotels, youth hostels and campsites available.
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