Articles about Lofoten

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Where to stay in the Lofoten Islands

Accommodation Lofoten has many accommodation options all around the islands. In the larger towns like Svolvær and Leknes you will find hotels. There are also houses or apartments available through Airbnb. Related Story: Outdoor Adventures in Lofoten → “Rorbuer” are old fishermen cottages along the coast and provide a unique […]

What’s the best time to visit the Lofoten Islands?

April to September: In some years, the winter in Lofoten might not let go until late May. But usually, you should be able to do some nice hiking starting in May. Expect to see temperatures around 10–12°C, but you can be lucky and get 20. From the 28th of May […]

How to get to the Lofoten Islands

The closest big city to Lofoten is Bodø, which is the typical starting point for a trip to Lofoten. Both Norwegian and SAS fly to Bodø. You can also travel quite cheaply from Oslo to Bodø by train. If you book well in advance you can find options as low […]