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Lofoten and Northern Lights by Discover the World

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On this wonderful self-drive trip see the peaked mountains and tranquil fjords of northern Norway as they form a stunning backdrop to an already perfect setting of isles, inlets and quaint fishing villages. The Arctic light here is forever changing from burning red at dusk and dawn to the beautiful blue of polar night. And once skies are dark, the northern lights have a chance to take over.

On this wonderful self-drive trip see the peaked mountains and tranquil fjords of northern Norway as they form a stunning backdrop to an already perfect setting of isles, inlets and quaint fishing villages. The Arctic light here is forever changing from burning red at dusk and dawn to the beautiful blue of polar night. And once skies are dark, the northern lights have a chance to take over.

Introduction

Who for? Northern lights hunters, photographers and independently minded travellers

** Winter 2012/13 Solar Max book now **

Highlights
Some of the most dramatic and spectacular Arctic island sceneryDrive between islands and see picture-postcard fishing villagesViking history, arts and craftsOptional activities such as kayaking and whale watching.

Take time to explore the Lofoten and Vesteralen islands off the northwest coast of Norway. Like a dragon’s tail the pointed mountains, Lofotenveggen, form a majestic backdrop to the stunning group of Lofoten islands. With excellent road and bridge connections between villages and hamlets, driving here is simple and straightforward.

Explore the west of Langoya island in the Vesteralens, where small hamlets and villages are dotted with the traditional rustic fisherman’s cabins, or rorbuer. VisitNyksund, in its heyday an important fishing village, but left to ruin when the population moved out. In recent years many of the historic buildings have been renovated - there are two cosy restaurants, a hotel, a guesthouse and a museum explaining the fascinating history of this little town.

The swift changes in weather in this area provide magnificent light conditions and this, coupled with dramatic, awe-inspiring scenery, continues to inspire artists and photographers alike. Many art galleries and photo exhibitions can be found here as well as local arts and crafts centers showcasing traditional trades. Visit a blacksmiths or watch a weaver, glass blower or ceramic artist at work.

In the evening, the magical northern lights may often flicker and perform across the dark night sky, so keep your fingers crossed – enjoy a fleeting glimpse or perhaps some amazing displays, which may last for hours.


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Outdoor Activities
Hiking
  • Multi-day (one or more days):
Nov to Apr 6 nights.
From £1,210 per person.

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Duration
Multiple Days
Vestvågøy, Norway
The latitude and longitude
68° 12' 41" N / 13° 48' 30" E
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