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Lofoten: Svolvær, Leknes, Reine, Værøy, Røst

Lofoten Islands

A wild, rugged mountain chain is rising up from the Gulf Stream, forming a rare and unique world, of cods, fishermen cabins (Rorbu) , local art, culture and beautiful nature.  Read more

Pre-Christmas fun in Henningsvær

Explore Henningsvær by blue kick-sled, with art, culture and Christmas shopping on the menu ‒ amidst the spectacular Lofoten Islands in their winter white.  Read more

The Lofoten Fishery

The world's richest cod-fishing takes place every winter in Lofoten. For nearly 1000 years, dried fish has been exported to Europe from here.  Read more

National Scenic Route in Lofoten

The National Scenic Route through Lofoten runs through some of the country's most dramatic landscapes, and is exceptionally beautiful. And even then you have to set aside time  Read more

On the trail of coastal culture

Northern Norway is not just beautiful scenery. An exciting history from the Stone Age through the Viking Age to the rich culture of the 1800s has left its mark around Vestfjor  Read more

Rorbu Cabin Holidays

Imagine waking up on a sunny and clear morning. You walk out barefoot and drink some coffee. A sea eagle soars majestically above the turquoise sea. Small fish dart through th  Read more

'Mølje' – a winter favourite

Mølje is a dish of cod, cod liver and cod roe, and is extremely popular in Nordland during the winter months.  Read more

Fiskekrogen restaurant in Henningsvær

A huge bowl of mussels steamed in white wine on a lazy summer's day beside the harbour in Henningsvær, or light and crispy cod tongues amidst the howl of a winter storm; the...  Read more

Lofoten Gårdsysteri

If you want a souvenir from Lofoten, how about a wedge of steinfjording, a delicious mild cheese from Lofoten Gårdsysteri, the farmhouse cheesemakers. If you can manage not...  Read more

Børsen in Svolvær — the stockfish experts!

Stockfish used to be for people who couldn't afford any better. Now Børsen Spiseri in Svolvær makes stockfish dishes that are fit for a king. And that shouldn't come as a...  Read more

Restaurant Kjøkkenet in Svolvær

Proper food in generous portions, elegantly served with care and attention, Restaurant Kjøkkenet in Svolvær offers a great taste of good, old-fashioned Lofoten cooking.  Read more

Canoeing in Lofoten — something for every level

The best way to see Lofoten is from the sea, and no matter your level of experience, exploring the archipelago by canoe is an unforgettable experience. Hattvika Lodge in Balls  Read more

Surfing in Lofoten

The left-handed wave in the sea at Unstad is one of the best in the world. Professionals come in autumn and winter, while the gentler summer waves are perfect for beginners.  Read more

A celebration of skiing in Lofoten

The best way to experience the peaks of Lofoten is on a pair of off-piste skis in winter. Nowhere else in the world offers such mountain and sea views, while the thrilling des  Read more

Nusfjord – a pearl in red and ochre

Which fishing village is the prettiest? A definite contender has to be Nusfjord on Flakstadøya Island, with its red and ochre buildings nestled beneath the mighty Lofoten...  Read more
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