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View from Olenilsøy over to Sakrisøy in Lofoten, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season. Photo: Robert Walker
Experience skiing in steep mountains overlooking the fjords and the breathtaking scenery. Photo: Frode Sandbech
Lofoten is known for the old fishermen's cabins ("rorbuer") that have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for travellers. Photo: Solveig Helland
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord. Photo: Chris Craggs Photography
Cycling in the Lofoten Islands offers unique experiences. Photo: CH-www.visitnorway.com
Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle. Photo: Jann Engstad
Lofoten consists of seven main islands with 24,000 inhabitants. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
There are several tourist information offices in Lofoten. Some of them are closed during winter. Photo: Chris Craggs
There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries. Photo: Johnny Storvik
Lofoten consists of seven main islands with 24,000 inhabitants. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

The Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris.
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View from Olenilsøy over to Sakrisøy in Lofoten, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway

The Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris.

The Lofoten Islands

Source: Visitnorway

Explore Lofoten

What to do in Lofoten

Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.

Where to stay in Lofoten

Lofoten is known for the old fishermen's cabins ("rorbuer") that have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for travellers.

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.

Getting to Lofoten and around

There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.

Winter in Lofoten

If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.

Lofoten Islands 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

TripAdvisor forum on the Lofoten Islands

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

Recommendations

National Geographic recommends Lofoten

In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.

About Lofoten

Tourist information in Lofoten

There are several tourist information offices in Lofoten. Some of them are closed during winter.

Key facts about Lofoten

Lofoten consists of seven main islands with a total of 24,000 inhabitants.

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