Lofoten is a cluster of many small islands in Norway. It is a famous getaway for outdoor sports like mountaineering, rock climbing and surfing, mountain biking and trekking with its untouched lands. When you think of Lofoten, located in the arctic country of Norway, the things which come to mind are; beautiful mesmerizing northern lights and enticing vast lands with mountains covered with white snow and the vast ocean. Although not very popular yet, but Lofoten is a perfect tourist destination for the lovers of nature and its untouched beauty. Lofoten provides many activities to do and to see and it also has many clear and remarkable sandy beaches. The local area is in abundance with admirable cod fish and because of its good quality, the fish is exported worldwide.
Location: It is located at the 68th and 69th parallels North of the Arctic Circle in North Norway
Climate: Sub-polar oceanic climate. It is regarded as a cold and remote region. You will have to wear heavy woolens if you visit this place.
Best time to visit: March
How to reach:
By Air: Leknes Airport, Svolvær Airport, Røst Airport, Stokmarknes Airport, Harstad/Narvik Airport
Places of interest
Lofoten Stockfish Museum
Location: Å i Lofoten, Norway
Timings: June to August
Fishing is the main source of income of Norway and it is done on a very large scale due to the best quality of fishes in the ocean. Lofoten Stockfish Museum is dedicated to the history of fishing and the process of preserving the cod fish. The introductory video will teach you about the journey of the cod fish, from the ocean to your table. This is the place which provides guidance and teachings about the Stockfish in 6 languages – French, Italian, English, French, Spanish and Norwegian. This is a great place for codfish lovers and fishing lovers.
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
Location: Sørvågen, Norway, 44 kms from the centre of Lofoten
Timings: The Museum is open daily during the Summers and from Monday to Friday the rest of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Located in the village named ‘Å’, this museum is dedicated to fishing and throws a light on the life and the work of a fisherman through its guided tours and exhibitions. This historic museum also shows how they make their legendary cod liver oil. The Norwegian Fishing Village Museum has its own old bakery, which serves tasty cinnamon rolls and other kinds of mouth watering pastries.
Location: It is located on the Moskenes Island in the North-West part of Norway, over 100 kms above the Arctic Circle
How to reach: By walking or trekking
Reinebringen is a great place for outdoor activities like hiking, camping with a magnificent view of blue water and green mountains. The summit presents the steep rise and other obstacle to test your stamina and will power. Every precaution should be taken to protect your and other’s life, while hiking. After reaching the top, it presents the most panoramic view of the exotic mountain and the grand ocean, which is worth all the efforts.
Location: It is located on the West side of the entrance to the harbor of Sorvagen, a village in Moskenes, Norway.
How to reach: It is easily reachable by road
This cylindrical-shaped lighthouse showed the right directions to the passing boats from the year 1857. The main light house was closed in 1985 and it was replaced by a small automated 10 meters light on the top of a concrete pillar, which is to the South of the old light house building. It attracts many visitors with its red light and white tall building. The structure is a storyteller of the old times and is a little secret place, which not many travelers have discovered. This is a good place to capture some unforgettable moments in your photographs.
Location: It is located on the Northern side of Moskenes, Norway
How to reach: It can be reached only by foot
This beach provides the best view and solitude. It is a place where you will want to just sit down, relax and enjoy the moment. A nice slow walk across the beach will refresh your mood, as this place has a very calming effect on the soul. The Sunset is the most precious thing to enjoy on this beautiful beach. You have to do some hiking to reach this great beach, but the end result is great. It also provides the best location for camping for a night or two. You will find plenty of places here to pitch your tent, on the flat and grassy dunes, located at the back of the beach.