Discover the sublime Lofoten Islands in Norway

The islands of Lofoten are an archipelago of Norway and are located off Bodø, north of the Arctic Circle. This destination seduces more and more by the beauty of its nature, summer and winter alike. On the agenda: long hikes, fishing, polar lights and discovery of a different culture.

Summary

  • A cold winter and a mild summer
  • Breathtaking landscapes
  • Many activities and points of interest to discover

A cold winter and a mild summer

If you don’t like being cold, don’t venture to these Norwegian islands! But if the polar temperatures do not scare you, you will certainly be the happiest in the world during this trip out of time. But don’t worry, the temperatures are generally bearable, like in winter in certain regions of France for example. Indeed, during the coldest months, January and February, the average temperature is -1°C. The average temperature in summer is 12°C. So if these temperatures don’t scare you, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the Lofoten Islands…

Lofoten, Norway
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Breathtaking landscapes

By visiting the Lofoten Islands, you can only see the beauty of nature in its purest form. Between the majestic mountains, the deep blue fjords, the many birds and the beautiful beaches, you won’t know where to turn! Far from the hustle and bustle of cities and pollution, you will finally feel yourself breathing. If you are a fan of eco-responsible tourism , you should feel like a fish in water on these islands. Indeed, they should soon receive the certificate of sustainable tourism to congratulate them and encourage them to continue to preserve the environment despite the development of tourism throughout the Lofoten archipelago.

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Lofoten
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Many activities and points of interest to discover

Are you afraid of getting bored on these almost virgin islands? However, it is almost impossible to get bored there, because many activities allow you to discover this territory, as well as its culture.

Surf

The Lofoten Islands are renowned for being home to some of the best beaches in the country for surfing. Indeed, this archipelago is anchored in the Norwegian Sea which is sometimes tumultuous. So, if you like sliding, all you have to do is put on a wetsuit and throw yourself in the water with the board under your arm.

Navigate between the islands by kayak

To see the islands as a whole and observe this beautiful panorama, nothing better than to take an ecological means of transport: the kayak! So, in addition to discovering this jewel of nature from the sea, you will practice some sport and enjoy the pure and fresh air.

Go hiking or trekking

The main activity on the islands is walking! Many paths allow you to discover the Lofoten islands from the inside while respecting nature. And of course, there is something for all levels, from Sunday walkers to professionals.

Lofoten, Norway
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Discover the Viking Museum

The Vikings represent a significant piece of the history of these islands. This is why a dedicated museum allows you to discover the past of the Lofoten archipelago, and the life of these extraordinary ancestors.

go fishing

The Lofoten Islands are famous for fishing. At the same time, it was the fish that made the inhabitants of the region live here! So try your turn to make a good catch. And if you can’t do it, you can still take advantage of the restaurants in the area that offer fish.

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Stay or simply visit a rorbu

The rorbu are the small fishermen’s houses which represent the main dwellings of the region. Some of them are now intended to welcome tourists, so why not you?

Admire natural phenomena

From May to mid-July, it is possible to observe the midnight sun, a sunset that goes on forever… Between September and mid-April, you can admire the polar auroras with a little luck !

Discover the sublime Lofoten Islands in Norway

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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