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Lofoten Islands

Incomparable beauty in Norway's Arctic north

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Introduction

By any criteria, the Lofoten Islands are incredibly beautiful: a rugged Arctic landscape of soaring mountains and deep blue fjords, peppered with squawking sea birds, surf-swept beaches and colourful fishing huts.

The Lofoten’s surprisingly mild winters provide an untrammelled landscape of snow-dusted mountains, windswept seas and bracing beaches, all accompanied by regular displays of the Northern Lights. If the weather does take a turn for the worse, there’s always the superb Lofotr Viking Museum to retreat to, or one of the many restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a delicious meal, a glass of wine and the warmth of a crackling fire.

Spring signals the imminent return of the Midnight Sun, which casts its ever-present glow across the islands’ towering cliffs and secluded bays between May and July each year. It’s during these warmer months that fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, cycling, and even snorkelling and diving, are among the activities on offer. It’s also the best time to join a sea safari in search of local wildlife, including grey seals, sea eagles and killer whales. 

Special offers in Lofoten Islands

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

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This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

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Top itineraries in Lofoten Islands

Bodo & the Lofoten Islands

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,735 pp incl. flights

This seven-night tailor-made itinerary really captures the essence of the beautiful Lofoten Islands, mixing fjord and mountain scenery with picturesque villages, historical sites and traditional rorbu accommodation.

Journey to the Northern Lights

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,150 pp incl. flights

Winter in the Lofoten Islands provides a landscape of snow-covered mountains, icy fjords, beaches and colourful fishing villages. Northern Lights enthusiasts are rewarded with frequent and colourful displays during winter. Wildlife lovers will find whales and sea eagles on a range of boat trips.

Hurtigruten: Classic Voyage North

7-day tailor-made cruise from £650 pp

There are a staggering 34 ports of call on this seven-day Hurtigruten cruise, travelling north up Norway's west coast from Bergen to Kirkenes, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, some of which are rarely visited by other cruise ships.

Trondelag, the Polar Express & the Arctic

8-day tailor-made cruise & rail journey from £1,010 pp incl. flights

Norway's geographical navel, the region of Trøndelag offers history, culture and natural beauty in equal measure, all a convenient 2.5-hour direct flight from Gatwick.

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Top places to stay in Lofoten Islands

Svinoya Rorbuer, Svolvaer

Traditional lodge

A collection of 56 cabins in the harbour of Svolvaer, Lofoten's capital, this group of rorbu cabins are beautifully positioned on the waterfront and within easy walking distance of the town centre.

Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo

Contemporary hotel

Homely and well catered, this is the finest hotel in Bodø, the largest town in Nordland and a jumping-off point for the beautiful Lofoten Islands.

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