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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

11  Thank HuntleyNewYork
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Spent two weeks cycling from Tromso down to A in the Lofoten Islands, then back up to Svolvaer. The scenery is just like the west coast of Scotland with bits like the Lake District too. The problem is the prices, in most bars beer is...More

7  Thank BagshotCumbria
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All reviews off season fishing village spectacular scenery northern lights bus ride the main road an amazing experience small fishing photo opportunities cod snow capped mountains lucky with the weather arctic circle easy hike on stilts beautiful place on earth hired a car
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Cold, wet, rainy, windy, and dreary ... that sums up our impression of Lofoten. Homes hover over the water on stilts (called "rorbus") and cod migrate here to spawn. Enough said.

2  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Lofoten is a must visit. It is physically spectacular- the sheer diversity - beaches, snow capped mountains, sheer cliff faces, hundreds of tiny islands- I've seen nothing like it before. There are several islands you can keep as a base, I stayed in Lofoten, which...More

1  Thank Tj1287
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
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

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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.

Thank MarcelGeiheem
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
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
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
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
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

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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.
5 September 2017|
Response from Stazia18 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help you we were on a cruise when we visited