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Lofoten

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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
2 hours by plane from Oslo
When to go
In summer or winter
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Lofoten

Aude Michelet Seasoned Traveller
28 written opinions

The Lofoten islands are an archipelago off the coast of Norway.

My suggestion:
If you want peace and calm then go in the low season
My review

From the moment I arrived in Lofoten by boat I was amazed. At first sight there are the summits which plunge into the transparent water. Then, after walking a bit, I discovered the jagged coastlines and sandy bays. I wandered around without any plans and discovered pretty fishing villages. I have never seen so many cod fish drying! Every time I turned a corner there was another shelter and dryer.

What I noticed most in Lofoten was nature. It's so tranquil that you feel completely cut off from the world. The atmosphere encourages you to admire the wonderful setting of these marvellous islands that I really recommend you explore during a trip to Norway.

Baptiste Rutko Seasoned Traveller
27 written opinions

Lofoten is on my list of the most spectacular places I've seen during my travels.

My suggestion:
Go there in the winter if you want to see the Northern Lights or in the summer to see the midnight sun and do a bit of surfing. Whenever you go, take your camera and warm clothing.
My review
I've had Lofoten on my travel bucket list for quite a while, having seen photographs on the internet and been blown away by its beauty. Finally, I decided to organise a trip last December and it was one of the best - if very cold - experiences I've ever had! Because I didn't really know where exactly it was or how to get there, I went with a group with whom I got a good overall look at the place. We took a boat trip to see the whales and the beautiful starry sky. On the last evening the sky was pretty cloudy, but we still got to see the Aurora Borealis.
The trip cost me quite a lot of money, but it was really worth it. I don't particularly remember the food, but believe me, when you're cold, any kind of hot food is very much appreciated! If I could, I'd happily take this trip to Norway every winter.

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