The wild nature of the Lofoten Islands is just as beautiful in winter as the rest of the year, especially when the northern lights come out at night. Every outing in the region is framed by rugged mountain tops that rise straight from the sea.
Get to know Lofoten’s colourful fishing villages with the characteristic rorbuer (fishermen’s cabins), local handicrafts and a rich history that dates back to the Vikings.
For a thousand years, fishermen have come to Lofoten from near and far to take part in the renowned cod winter fishing. It is a living history that is confirmed by the numerous typical fish drying racks in the villages.
Winter in the Lofoten islands comes in thousands of colours that present a visual enjoyment of contrasts, hues and tones. The experience is even stronger at night, when the flickering northern lights in the sky are reflected in the sea.
There is no need to wait until you´re here to find out what you´d like to do.
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, spectacular nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track. Kayak between the islands, go fishing for the catch of your life, or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.
Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country.
Experiencing the unbelievable colours flashing across the Arctic sky is on many travellers’ bucket list. Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway.
Like a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, the midnight sun colours heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light.