We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Maybe we visited on the wrong day”
Review of Lofoten Island

Lofoten Island
Book In Advance
More Info
US$165.16*
and up
Northern Lights Chasing in Lofoten with a...
Ranked #1 of 324 things to do in Nordland
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (311)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"off season"
in 4 reviews
"fishing village"
in 6 reviews
"spectacular scenery"
in 5 reviews
"northern lights"
in 7 reviews
"cod"
in 5 reviews
"bus ride"
in 3 reviews
"the main road"
in 4 reviews
"small fishing"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"snow capped mountains"
in 3 reviews
"lucky with the weather"
in 2 reviews
"arctic circle"
in 6 reviews
"on stilts"
in 2 reviews
"hired a car"
in 2 reviews
"stayed nights"
in 2 reviews
"turn left"
in 2 reviews
"early june"
in 2 reviews
Filter

19 - 23 of 311 reviews

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 is possibly the best equipped among the islands, to deal with tourists.

1  Thank Tj1287
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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, but if you live there it is the smell of money and part of the ambiance. Also, while travelling \north, this is we
here the 'Midnight Sun' becomes evident.

Thank Storyteller-N03
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lofoten Island also viewed

Moskenesoy, Lofoten Islands
 
Reine, Moskenes Municipality
Reine, Moskenes Municipality
 

Been to Lofoten Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing