Categories: Destinations

Lofoten, Norway

Lofoten is a group of islands in the northern part of Norway. The archipelago is often described as one of the most scenic parts of Norway. The main attraction of the archipelago is its majestic scenery. The coastline is dominated by high mountains cut by fjords, as well as sandy white beaches.

Apart from the scenery, the fishing history of the archipelago is visible in several little villages all around the coast. Nusfjord and the lovely A are prime examples. The Lofoten has many traditional fishermen red cabins built on the sea shore or over stilts (the rorbu), and it is even possible to stay in one. In the summer, you can enjoy the the midnight sun. In Leknes, the sun remains above the horizon from May 26 to July 17. The midnight sun is best viewed from the western beaches, such as the Vestvagoy Island beaches Utakleiv and Eggum. When there is midnight sun, there is a polar night, and in winter the sun does not rise from December 9 to January 4. The archipelago is at a good latitude to admire the Northern lights, but from the end of April to September, the nights might be a little too clear.

You definitely need to check out The Lofoton Viking Museum and you also shouldn’t miss out on whale safari, mountain climbing, mountain hiking, diving, fishing.