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Sunset over a mountaineous island in Lofoten.
A seagull flying above red fisherman's cabins beneath mountains.
Fishing boats docked to a quay in a village in Lofoten. Snowy mountains behind.
A person standing on a mountain cliff. Mountains covered in mist in the horizon.
View to small reefs and an island with steep, rocky mountains.

Explore Lofoten

Lofoten is one of the most popular destinations in Norway. This Northern-Norwegian archipelago is called one of the world’s most beautiful and has something to offer everyone year-round. Continue reading to see why you should explore these islands on your next holiday.

Green grass in front of a white beach and blue sea. Mountains in the horizon.

Why explore Lofoten?

As mentioned above, Lofoten is known as one of the prettiest archipelagos in the world. And it is not without reason. The unique landscape features tall, rugged mountains rising from the sea, white sandy beaches, small fishing villages with colourful houses, and azure blue sea. Add the friendly local people and the region’s tasty food and you have all you need for a memorable holiday.

Too good to be true? We did not mention the weather but remember to bring layers of clothes no matter what time of year you visit.

A woman sittinmg on a mountain cliff looking out on the North Sea and other Lofoten mountains

More information will follow soon

Lofoten is the last addition to Norway’s best AS’ destinations. More information, activities and accommodation will be available soon.

A person with a surf board going into the ocean in Lofoten.

Activities out of the ordinary

Lofoten is an ideal destination for active holidays all year. Book a sea fishing tour or join a guided sea kayaking tour. Look for white-tailed eagles on rib boat safari or hunt for the northern lights in winter. Go hiking in the majestic mountains or try surfing on the pretty white beaches. The choices are many and we are sure you will find something that suits you.

Places to visit

The earliest traces of settlements in Lofoten stems from the stone age, and it was an important chiefdom during the Viking era 1000 years ago. Throughout the history fishing has been the main reason for people to settle down here, and cod is still the main export item. For centuries people in search for work has travelled here for the fishing season in winter.

Charming villages have developed from the fishing industry. Characteristic clusters of small, colourful houses are nestled between the steep mountains and the roaring ocean. Visit authentic fishing villages such as Henningsvær and Reine to get a glimpse into local life. Here you can stay in renovated fishing cabins by the shore, called Rorbu in Norwegian.