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Welcome to Lofoten

An archipelago above the Arctic circle

Want otherworldly landscapes? Outdoor adventure? Viking heritage? Postcard-perfect villages? The stunning Lofoten Islands — rising from the Norwegian Sea like a rocky crown studded with scenic jewels — have it all in spades.

Popular winter experiences in Lofoten

Northern lights dancing on the sky in Lofoten

Lofoten Northern Lights Photo Tour

Witness the Aurora Borealis in Lofoten – one of the world’s most fantastic natural phenomena
From NOK 1650
Three people snowshoeing in Lofoten

Snowshoe Hike in Svolvær

Snowshoe hike in the Lofoten mountains around Svolvær
From NOK 1195
RIB boat in the Trollfjord

Sea Eagle Rib Safari Trollfjord

Sea eagle RIB boat safari from Svolvær in Lofoten
From NOK 1095

Experience Lofoten from the water this winter

Four people with double kayaks along the coast of Lofoten

Winter Kayak Safari in Svolvær

Kayak through the crystal clear waters of Svolvær in the midst of winter
From NOK 1095
Fishing trip with MS Symra during the traditional Lofoten fishery

Deep Sea Lofoten Fishing Trip

Traditional fishing trip from Svolvær
From NOK 1295

Kayaking experiences in Lofoten

Kayaking at sunset in Svolvær

Evening Kayak Safari in Svolvær

Guided evening kayak tour from Svolvær
From NOK 1095
Two people in a double kayak

Nature Kayak Safari from Henningsvær

Guided kayak nature safari from Henningsvær in Lofoten
From NOK 995
Two people in a double kayak along the coast of Lofoten

Kayak Safari in Svolvær

Experience Lofoten on a guided tour on crystal clear waters
From NOK 995

The Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is a natural paradise, boasting dazzling fjords, majestic mountains, and picturesque fishing villages, perfect for an adventure in the true high north.

A standout destination in a land of ultimate natural beauty, the Lofoten archipelago is a must for anyone looking to connect with the land, sea and locals of Northern Norway.

Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy. The main islands of Lofoten may have tongue-twisters for names but by the time you leave, they’ll all roll off your tongue — as you sing their praises. Each isle boasts its unique charms, but the entire chain is linked by a network of modern roads, bridges and tunnels. 

Read more about Lofoten!

Revel in views of majestic mountains, bucolic pastures, tidy towns and crystal-clear coves lined with Lofoten’s iconic red rorbuer cabins.

Winter or summer, in fact, locals and visitors alike make sure to get outside. Lofoten’s largest town — Svolvær — may lie 169 km (105 mi) north of the Arctic Circle, but the islands enjoy warmer than expected weather. You can thank the Gulf Stream for that. Fishing trips, whale and sea eagle safaris, kayaking excursions are all on the menu —  and in the summer, at all hours. That’s when the midnight sun reigns in the sky, day and night, never setting from the end of May till mid-July. Come fall, winter and spring, Lofoten’s other signature celestial attraction — the Northern Lights — take center stage. Ghostly wisps and curtains of colored polar lights regularly dance overhead in the nighttime light show of a lifetime.

All that Arctic light and spectacular scenery has drawn generations of artists from across the globe. Need a break from all the natural beauty on display? Satisfy cultural cravings at Lofoten’s many galleries and exhibition spaces.

Stunning scenery. Exciting excursions. Cultural encounters. All await in Lofoten. 

If Lofoten is on your travel itinerary, you have come to the right place. Stick with us and have fun adventuring! 

The weather in Lofoten

Lofoten is characterized by a mild climate despite its location above the Arctic Circle, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Rapidly changing weather is adding to the landscape’s dramatic and ever-changing beauty.

How to travel to Lofoten

By air

Flying into Lofoten is possible through Evenes Airport, which serves as a primary gateway, along with Leknes and Svolvær airports. Regular flights from major Norwegian cities to these airports provide access to Lofoten, making air travel a popular choice for reaching this breathtaking archipelago.

By sea

Traveling to Lofoten by ferry not only connects the islands to the mainland but also presents an opportunity to witness the breathtaking Norwegian coastline from a unique perspective. Regular ferry services are available, especially between Bodø to Moskenes.

By road

Driving to Lofoten via the E10 highway is an adventure in itself, offering stunning views of Norway’s northern landscapes. This option gives travelers the flexibility to explore at their own pace and is well-suited for those who enjoy road trips and scenic drives.