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Lofoten Island

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Reine & svolvær

Two of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure to visit, a photographers dream, my only sadness is that I didn't visit it in its idyllic Winter wonderland state. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
David H
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We travelled in October, when weather is still pretty good, Northern Lights are very possible, and tourists are significantly fewer. All pros in our opinion! Flying to Leknes via Bodo was a good option. Leknes is not very pretty, but is very centrally located and has shops off all kinds to stock up on anything you might need for your... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Two of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure to visit, a photographers dream, my only sadness is that I didn't visit it in its idyllic Winter wonderland state. The places are what you'd envision in your mind while reading fairytale books with its tall wondrous snow capped mountains.

Thank David H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had never heard of the Lafotens until listening to a tour guide explain the history of the area - and I am glad I listened as well as I did! If you looking for something exciting and so on, well, this is not the place. If you are looking for a very interesting place - one of the last... More 

1 Thank Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lofoten Island was so beautiful it was captivating. I wanted to stay for much longer to take advantage of the great weather we had on the day making our stay perfect.

Thank Bruce H
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The scenery here is amazing. Unfortunately it was raining all day so that was not so good. However, late afternoon we got blue skies as we sailed past these amazing islands. Stunning scenery all round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had been thinking of visiting Lofoten for some time and finally got around to doing it this summer. We flew to Evenes airport (Harstad/Narvik), picked up a hire car and then drove to Reine where we stayed for 4 nights (Reine Rorbuer) before moving to Kabelvag for 4 nights (Svinoya rorbuesuite) and then up to Andenes for 3 nights... More 

3 Thank JonandVib
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lofoten comprised of several island connected by beautiful bridges on the road E10. You can reach Lofoten by big ferry from Bodo to Moskenes operated by Torghatten Nord. To enjoy Lofoten is driving on the main road feom village called A to Narvik. During drive you will pass many beautiful fishing villages with its red color fishing hut. The scenery... More 

4 Thank ucartech
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A breath teaking beautiful islands with many photo opportunities. Take the Reinefjorden cruise and look at the small villages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The Gravdal port of call requires a car hire Period. On our stop Avis allowed customers to pick up and drop off at the tender dock. And there was a gas station no more than 1km away. There is so much natural beauty here that you will want to stop every couple of miles to take pictures. Unlike other parts... More 

3 Thank Charles C
Boston, Ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Everywhere you went , the land presented incredible views. And we just got started. Mountains,streams and green.

Thank HalzBoston_Ma

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