Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, and small villages off the beaten track. During summer, the sun never sets over white beaches with clear green water and sea teaming with fish. There are towering mountains with pointed peaks which reflect the red glow of the midnight sun.
Lofoten is also known for great scuba diving, small fishing villages that are still intact and running the same way as always, and a great Viking museum.
"Chilly, high-latitude islands form a 'masterpiece' of spectacular outcrops steeped in cherished tradition. Many of the villagers rent out cosy rorbu, the historic fishermen's cabins". "There are several excellent museums and art galleries".
"As is true with most of Norway, the local authorities have been careful in making sure that tourism coexists with the traditional culture."
Lofoten is the archipelago to the west in the ocean, north of the Arctic Circle, at the 67th and 68th degree parallels. The seven principal islands of Lofoten are Austvågøy, Gimsøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy and Røst.
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In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.
National Geographic recommends Lofoten
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