During this tour through the Lofoten Islands, we picked our top 5 locations for photography and exploring. An amazing day seeing the best of Lofoten with our experienced guides.
Lofoten is one of Norway’s most famous summer destinations, and it lives up to its reputation with it’s stunning fjords, epic mountains and picturesque fishing villages. Photographers and explorers from all over the world comes to Lofoten in search of the perfect locations for arctic photography, and Lofoten has a lot of it!
The guided photo tour around the Lofoten Islands starts in the fishing village and municipality “Svolvær” where we our crew meets you in the morning. Our professional drivers & experienced guides make this scenic journey a fun and educational drive where you get to see plenty of the beauty Lofoten is so famous for.
As we head out on the narrow curvy roads of Lofoten, there is so much so see and it’s easy to get carried away by stopping around each corner to take pictures. Our guides are knowledgeable in the area, and we have chosen a preferred route with 5 stops to give you the best of Lofoten within one full day of exploring. We provide a safe and comfortable transfer around the islands with guiding about the locations that we visit alongside time for photos and questions throughout the day.
Traditional fishing villages, steep mountains, white sand beaches, dried fish, stunning roads and bridges, this tour really provides everything in one amazing day.
Due to busy roads and rapidly changing weather conditions, we want to acknowledge that the route may change on the day, regardless below you can find a list of our 5 favourite locations that we want to explore with you!
Kabelvåg is an important historical fishing village located just 5 Kilometers (3.1 Miles) and about a 10 minute drive from Svolvær. This village is a popular day visit and offers a picturesque atmosphere with its blend of historic importance and modern updates of a typical Norwegian coastal town, known for its cod fishing. In the middle ages Kabelvåg became the most important cod fishing harbours on the Norwegian coast, and contributed to the dry cod from “Nordland” accounting for almost 80% of Norway's export in the 13th century.
Kabelvåg has traces of settlements from the late stone age, and now offers attractions such as the Lofoten Museum, Lofoten Aquarium and Vågan Church (known as the Lofoten Cathedral).
2. Haukland Beach
Haukland Beach is one of Lofoten’s most famous beach and hike, located on the westside on Lofoten. The caribbean like-waters, mountain landscape in the background, and white sand beach make Haukland Beach, a popular destination for travelers and photo-seekers year round.
Haukland beach is Lofoten’s “swimming beach”, although the water temperatures don’t reach above 15 degrees, you’ll see locals and tourists enjoying the water in the summer sun (water temperatures range from 3-15 degrees). Haukland beach is a unique destination in Lofoten as it offers the possibility to easy access from the road that takes you all the way to the beach.
3. Hamnøy Bridge
Hamnøy Bridge is yet another very photogenic location in the outer parts of Lofoten. The bridge connects the island Hamnøya with the island of Toppøya, and is one of the most popular viewpoints for photography in all of Lofoten.
Logistics on the small island can be challenging, due to the volume of visitors passing by, but the rewarding views are worth the effort of a short leg stretcher around the island, the view’s won't disappoint you! Traditionally Hamnøy was connected to Reine by ferry, but replaced by this beautiful bridge as part of European route E10.
Sakrisøya is a very small island just North of Reine and West of Hamnøy bridge. It’s probably one of the most photogenic islands in scandinavia, and every day a large amount of visitors drive through the small village. A unique blend between a traditional fishing village, with the sound and smell of the ocean with stunning views of the dramatic mountain landscape in the background is a dream for every photographer and explorer. On the is