Lofoten Islands

Welcome to the world's most beautiful islands and Norway’s most popular destination, Lofoten. Approximately 25000 people live in the municipalitys of Vågan, Vestvågøy, Moskenes, Flakstad, Værøy and Røst.

Lofoten is an archipelago located in the sea north of the Arctic Circle at the 67th and 68th parallels of latitude. Extending as a mountainous wall into the sea to the south west. Between the mainland and the Lofoten Islands is the Vestfjorden fjord. Lofoten is mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered coves, sugar-white beaches and large areas of untouched beauty.

Experience our unique fishing villages and spectacular nature where people have lived for over 7000 years. Fishing and the Stockfish have been and are an important part of Lofoten. In the Viking age the archipelago was home to one of Scandinavia’s most powerful Viking chieftains.

The NordenLights is special in Lofoten. Low light pollution and spectacular backdrops turns the LofotenNordenLights in to the photographs favourite, from September to March. In the summer you can enjoy a large amount of activities, 24 hours a day in the midnight sun.    

The nature and lights of Lofoten has inspired and seeded a powerful culture and art community. Throw out the year there are events, festivals, museums and art gallery’s that together make a vibrant cultural scene.

We invite you to be inspired in Lofoten.

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