Why you should visit the Lofoten Islands!

Beautiful Lofoten Islands by Pixabay

Here are the reasons why you should visit the Lofoten Islands:

The Lofoten Islands are located far west in the Norwegian Sea, above the Arctic Circle.
The islands offer a unique landscape with majestic mountains, deep fjords, tiny fishing villages and sandy beaches.

RIB adventure on Lofoten Islands by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Hurtigruten

RIB adventure on Lofoten Islands


Lofoten is ideal for all kinds of nature-based activities. You can go kayaking, hiking, sightseeing with a RIB boat, join a sea eagle or crab safari, or just stroll through the small picturesque villages. The islands have a vibrant culture and they feature several museums and art galleries. You can also learn about the origins of settlements in Lofoten by visiting the Loftr Vikingmuseum.

Home Visit Lofoten Islands By Pete Oswald, Hurtigruten

Home visit on Lofoten Islands


People living on the Lofoten Islands are as lovely as the place itself and they are great hosts and storytellers. They are willing to share their stories and answer all your questions about Norway, Lofoten and much more. You can add a Home Visit to our trip «Highlights of Lofoten Islands» to enjoy the great hospitality of the locals. They are gladly opening their homes and hearts for guests from all over the world. Have a chat over a cup of coffee or tea, and get a chance to see how real locals are living and discuss Norwegian lifestyle with your host. You will get answers to all your questions and learn what you couldn’t read in any book…!

Beach on Lofoten Islands by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beach on Lofoten Islands


The wild and rugged beauty of the Lofoten Islands is a highlight of any trip to Norway. Dramatic glacier-carved mountains soar straight out of the sea dwarfing tiny little fishing villages. Sheltered bays and fjords line the coast and you can find stunning beaches on the Lofoten Islands… long stretches of white sand and crystal clear, aquamarine water, all with the backdrop of towering, jagged mountains.

Midnight Sun in Arctic Norway by Terje Johansen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Midnight Sun in Arctic Norway


It’s midnight, and the sun’s still shining? The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs during the summer in places north of the Arctic Circle – including Northern Norway. North of the Arctic Circle the summer day lasts for weeks and months, and makes both locals and visitors happy, energetic and light-hearted. One of the best ways to experience this phenomenon is on a cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coast, offering the most exceptional Arctic scenery like the Lofoten Islands.

Northern Lights at the Lofoten Islands. Photo by Stockshots, Innovation Norway

Magic Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands!


Winter on the Lofoten Islands is exciting! The experience is enhanced at night, when the flickering Northern Lights in the sky are reflected in the sea.  Lofoten is situated just beneath the auroral oval, a belt of light that encircles the geomagnetic poles and provides some of the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

Golden Eagle On Branch By Asgeir Helgestad, Visit Norway

Lofoten has a high density of Sea eagles

Small fishing village on Lofoten Islands in winter by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Exotic winter scenery!

Travel suggestions

We offer a selection of self-guided travel & cruise packages including the amazing Lofoten Islands. As our packages are based on public transport you travel eco-friendly.

Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord
12 nights cruise round trip from Oslo, with the Arctic Nordland line & 3 nights cruise

Highlights of Lofoten Islands
6 nights round trip from Oslo, with 3 nights at Lofoten & Lofoten safaris

Tromso, Lofoten Islands & Fjord Norway
9 nights round trip from Oslo, with coastal cruises, stay at Lofoten Islands, Bergen & Fjords

Tromso, Lofoten Islands & Fjord Norway winter tour
9 nights round trip from Oslo, with coastal cruises, stay at Lofoten Islands, Bergen & Fjords

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