Popular Accommodations in Lofoten
Highlights in Lofoten
- Unique landscape
- Fishing paradise
- Northern lights and midnight sun
- Best conditions for outdoor activities
Most popular in Lofoten
Holiday accommodations in Lofoten
A apartment on the Lofoten is a perfect starting point for individual explorations of the beautiful archipelago. Many accommodations convince by their typical construction in the style of traditional fishing huts and are partly equipped with Sweden stove or sauna. No matter whether you are looking for a holiday apartment near the larger towns such as Svolvaer or Leknes with appropriate services on site or prefer to live independently and in the midst of nature: Here you will find the suitable object.Vacation rentals in a fantastic location
On all the main islands of Lofoten there are attractive vacation rentals for an unforgettable holiday in the far north. Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Norway, the properties are partly in a secluded location directly on the coast, on a fjord or river with the best hiking and fishing opportunities on the doorstep. A spacious vacation rental for a relaxing holiday with family or friends or a romantic vacation rental for two: the choice is yours.
Holidays in Lofoten
Location and orientation
The Lofoten archipelago belongs to Norway and lies about 300 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in the Atlantic Ocean. They consist of about 80 islands, including the main islands Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Gimsøy and Flakstadøy. Svolvaer with about 4000 inhabitants on the east coast is the capital of the archipelago. Lofoten can be reached by mainland ferry from Fiskebøl to Gullesfjordbottn or by ferry.Northern Norway from its most beautiful side
The landscape of Lofoten is characterised by fjords, rivers, rugged cliffs and high alpine mountains. The result is an overall picture of typically Nordic maritime nature of remarkable beauty, in which picturesque fishing villages blend harmoniously. An offshoot of the Gulf Stream provides a temperate, relatively mild climate. In winter, Lofoten is one of the best places to observe the northern lights.
Travelers and Activities
With its overwhelming, partly wild and untouched nature, Lofoten is an ideal terrain for all those who enjoy outdoor activities. The varied landscape with mountains and sea offers almost all sports possibilities you can imagine. Hiking, cycling, diving, mountaineering and kayaking are particularly popular. From June to September is the best time to be on the move in Lofoten Outdoor.Lofoten for anglers
Fishing has been a tradition and livelihood of Lofoten for thousands of years. A true paradise for passionate anglers who come to the islands in winter, when huge schools of cod migrate from the Barents Sea to Lofoten between January and April to spawn in the warm Vestfjod. Thanks to the ancient Norwegian "Everyman's Right", fishing at sea is permitted without a permit.
The Norwegian name "Lofoten" means "lynx foot".
Top 3 travel tips
The Viking Museum in Borg on the island of Vestvågøy brings the history of the legendary people to life in an entertaining way. Visitors can expect an authentically reconstructed nave, the remains of which have been excavated here, an outdoor area and numerous exhibits from the everyday life of the Vikings.Experience Northern Lights
If you want to experience the colourful natural spectacle of the northern lights, you should travel to Lofoten between September and April. During this time there are best chances to enjoy these light phenomena and to take unforgettable photos.Tasting local specialities
Fish and seafood from Lofoten are of excellent quality. You can have the delicacies served in a restaurant or buy them at the local fish markets. Particularly popular: dishes made from the traditional dried stockfish on wooden racks.