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Lofoten Island

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"off season"
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"fishing village"
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"spectacular scenery"
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"northern lights"
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"cod"
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"bus ride"
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"the main road"
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"small fishing"
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"photo opportunities"
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"snow capped mountains"
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"lucky with the weather"
in 2 reviews
"arctic circle"
in 6 reviews
"easy hike"
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"on stilts"
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"beautiful place on earth"
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

These islands do not disappoint. Scenically dramatic, with delightful small fishing villages and much to enjoy. Our Hurtigruten boat brought us to Svolvaer but take a trip around, go to the prettier places always shown in photographs .

1  Thank Margaret T
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Cod are harvested year after year in these waters as the come to this area to spawn. The earliest Norse settlements were here. You see traditional fishing cottages on stilts above the water and traditional fish drying racks. Parts of the city smell pretty fishy,...More

Thank Storyteller-N03
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the island by bicyle in July. A lot of tourist-traffic but south and north islands are worth a visit. The middle is not that breathraking.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing drive around! Rent a car with GPS for sure. Lots of fun tunnels, lots of bridges, sometimes sheep on the road. We stayed in Leknes, I think that's a great central place, seems to have more than one restaurant and gas stations. Can be...More

1  Thank pinecone77
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Lofoten is just very fantastic to visit. Some many view points and fantastic nature landscape. We drove from south to north, the whole way from Å to Svolvær and stayed a few days and visited many places. Some of the highlights (with risk of forgetting...More

5  Thank Fornebu
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

If you are here for just a short time you have to get lucky with the weather. There is a really good museum made out of a squires home and fishing sheds/boats. Spectacular scenery around.

Thank Gingermegs55
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Our tour was arranged by Thomson cruises from Celebrity. We visited Flakstad church, a gem, constructed in the eighteenth century. Onto Sund to visit a working Blacksmith. Metal cormorants are produced here which are popular souvenirs.Toilets here looked so basic and yet they were amazing...More

Thank Stazia18
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This must be one of the most memorable drive in the world, trough dozen islands connected by bridges, tunnels and ferries. One should budget at least three days to explore small roads off the main roads leading to hamlets, beaches and trails. You are always...More

Thank marcopolo111
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I flew into Evenes from Oslo (cheaper and more frequent flights) , collected a rental car and drove onto the Lofoten Islands for 5 nights, hoping for a northern lights experience. I stayed nights in Reine and Svolvaer, in between, driving from A to the...More

3  Thank CodyMav
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I travelled by bus through the islands, and the islands are stunningly beautiful. The scenery is incredible. However there were several short detours to the local artists museum at Henningsvaer, the blacksmith at Sand, the white sandy beach at Romberg, lunch at Nusfjord at the...More

4  Thank Margaret H
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FerPerico
17 October 2017|
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Response from Gingermegs55 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you get to Trondheim by plane and then look at RometoRio on your browser. It will give you all the alternatives. We found it very reliable getting around Norway.
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Response from Stazia18 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help you we were on a cruise when we visited
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