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“A fascinating drive trough the islands”
Review of Lofoten Island

Lofoten Island
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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 surrounded by mountains and crystal water, quite spectacular. Although this is one of the major touristic area of Norway, the islands are large enough to dilute the tourism. On the main road there are quite a lot of touring buses and RVs but the secondary roads are mostly deserted.

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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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"bus ride"
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"the main road"
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"an amazing experience"
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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"
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"arctic circle"
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"easy hike"
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"on stilts"
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"beautiful place on earth"
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"hired a car"
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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 north coasts and back. Just fabulous country, views, people and experience.

I am planning to return to spend longer and get out on the water tours next time.

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 Karoline, and the Viking museum at Borge. I started at A at the lower end of the islands and finished my trip at Svolvaer.

4  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is out of world, like really. Bright sun, snow clad mountains , turquoise water, beaches and more. This place is so serene that you will be in continuous awe till the time you are here and not want to go back. Absolutely worth a visit. It need a minimum of 4-5 days.

2  Thank AbhishekP1335
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I took an evening ferry from Bødo to Svolvær and stayed there for 3 nights. I think Svolvær has beautiful fjords which spread out all over. You should explore every possible corner to catch the majestic views - the small island opposite the ferry terminal well-worth a visit (especially March when the fishermen dry their cods on the tipi shape racks) and the fjords around the ski slope in the area. I stayed 5 nights in Ballstad and traveled by bus to Å i Lofoten and Reine. It was just an hour and a half bus ride, easy and the view along the way was superb. Å i Lofoten gives you a good view of how the Rorbuers are supported by stilts while Reine offers you spectacular fjords as backdrop. You can also walk along the coastal area near the bus station and enjoy seeing all the hanging cods if you are here in March and April. A windproof jacket will be nice because the wind is extremely strong here. Ballstad is claimed to be the biggest fishing village in Lofoten. It's not as big in my standard but I enjoyed the peace and quiet life here. If you go to the dock at the right time, you can even catch a glimpse of the fishermen coming back from the sea and check out their harvest. Besides, the borg (the viking museum) is in a short distance from here. It's worth to spend the time and money to see the viking long house and visit the boat house which is about 1.6km away from the house. The beautiful scenery (farm land, the sea and the fjords) along the way makes the walk extremely pleasent.

1  Thank yeathar H
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