Lofoten Islands


The Lofoten islands, known for their incredible nature and undeniable beauty, are an archipelago located on the northern coast of Norway. The area offers incredible hikes, mesmerizing kayaking and spectacular surf spots. Highlighted by towering mountains and stunning white beaches, the dramatic scenery, combined with the midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter, make Lofoten an unforgettable destination.

Lofoten is made up of seven islands that stretch out into the sea like a string of pearls. Along the coast you will find beaches like Kvalvika, Haukeland and Bunes. These white sandy beaches are beautiful, but be aware of the cold ocean temperature. Consider picking up a kayak for a unique perspective of the coastline.

You will find the most dramatic mountains on Moskenes island, and if you only have a few days in Lofoten don’t miss Reine and adventures such as Helvetestind and Hermanndalstind.

If you have more time you can explore all over Lofoten, traveling to Flakstad, Vestvågøy, and all the way over to Svolvær on Austvågøy. To see it all you probably need a week or two as the area is rather large and the options are so many.

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A Long Weekend in Lofoten

Get the most out of a few days in this gorgeous archipelago with tips on where to stay, how to get there, and of course unmissable adventures.

Whether you’re short on time or looking to kick-start your Lofoten vacation we’ve created an adventure-packed three-day itinerary that takes in some of the most beautiful hikes, beaches, and villages in the area. There are no bad views in Lofoten and all these adventures will provide some amazing vistas.

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Transport & accommodation

Find out the best time to visit Lofoten, how to get to there, and where you can find a travel pass that delivers amazing value.

What's the best time to visit Lofoten?

Whether you're searching for the Northern Lights or hiking under the midnight sun, Lofoten's beauty is accessible all year round.

How to get to Lofoten

Regardless if you're in a hurry or have all the time in the world, there are plenty of scenic options for getting to – and around – Lofoten.

Where to stay and eat

Cosy up in a traditional rorbu, or make use of the wonderful "freedom to roam".