Distinctive Lofoten Islands – Nordland (Norway)

One of the distinguishing destinations of Norway, famous for unlimited activities, scenic views of open sea, sheltered bays, sky-touching mountains and unique staying places is Lofoten. Lofoten Islands include Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy and Røst.  Lofoten falls in Arctic Circle and has moderate temperature as compared to other places with high latitudes, making it a perfect holiday destination.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

In Lofoten there is a lot to see. Start your journey by visiting Bird Rocks with a large number of sea birds making one quarter of the total seabird population of Norway. Uncover the evidence of world oldest fishing industry by visiting the fishing village of Nusfjord. Visit the dramatic mountain villages Eggum and Unstad. Explore the natural pebbled beach of Eggum with all the traditional houses with the construction style of middle ages. At the end explore the one of the prominent fishing village Henningsvær with appealing landscapes and sea sides.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

In Lofoten you have several staying conventional options including hotels, camps, hostels and guest houses. For a change try living in the traditional Fishermen’s Cabins (“Rorbuer”) and Qayside Buildings (“Sjøhus”). You can book yourself one fishermen cabin built along the coast and enjoy the sea views. They are available in all categories. You can also opt for Qayside buildings which are two or three story high and provide all necessary facilities. Rorbuer and Sjøhus were originally designed for accommodating fishermen, today they are a part of travelling experience of the travelers visiting Lofoten.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

There is an endless list of activities you can do when you are staying in Lofoten. Besides doing surfing at Unstad you can go for biking, golf playing, hiking, fishing, rock climbing (Svolvær and Henningsvær), rafting, off-piste skiing and even kayaking. You can also join nature safari trips that start from mid October till January to watch sea eagles, whales, seals and local wild life. Look for the Northern lights in majestic surroundings. Also paying a visit to Lofotr Viking Museum to know about the history of Lofoton can also be useful.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Most of the people review the trip to be interesting and amazing, with a lot to discover, experience and enjoy. The stockfisch made from the spawning cod is a delicacy that is highly recommended and easily available in the local restaurants of Lofoten. You can reach Lofoten by first catching a flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Bodø Airport. Later from Bodo you can book a flight to Lofoten. There is also an option of bus service between Lofoten and Bodo. Lofoten Islands present a vacation destination that is simply outstanding and unique.

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Photo Source: Danielkordan, Wikipedia, Antonyspencer, Campaign.visitnorway, Fjordtravel, Lucapandolfi, Stanford

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