The perfection of the Norwegian nature?
Seven islands–5 main (Austragoy, Vestragoy, Flakstadoya, Moskenesoya and Gimsoya) are connected by bridges and tunnels and 2 smaller (Vaeroy&Rost) can be reached by taking a car ferry from Bodo. The population totals 24.000 inhabitants.
The largest cities Svolvaer and Leknes, have a great tourism development and an airport with daily flights to and from Oslo, but they have missed their picturesque and atmospheric landscapes.
Leknes is a town in Nordland county
On the coast
The magnificent locations of the islands’ houses, which can be found to the top of
the mountains, surrounded by rocks or in the most untrodden spots, prove that citizens adore the nature and enjoy living out there.
The islands’ beauty is hiding in the small fishing villages, the stunning shores, the old-fashioned brick houses, the small coastal ports, and the endless beaches with the dazzling green water color and the snow-white sand, in which the Norwegians and the rest of Scandinavians swim without second thought, but only them.
A picturesque path runs through the only main road of the islands and you can cover it in about 2 hours. The road is narrow and serpentine, but there are beautiful sceneries beyond comparison in Vestfjorden and in the traditional villages Å and Reine, that you should not miss!
The scent of the Lofoten
The traditional wooden cabins in Lofoten
Henningsvoer harbour in Lofoten Islands
Drying fish the traditional way in Lofoten Islands
It is the only main route, in which you can’t stop or park, but you’d better find a nearby place and use it as your starting point to wander around villages on foot, by bike or by kayak.Reine is located 125 km west of the Svolvaer airport and 9km east of Moskenes, the village is on the E10, the scenic route across the Lofoten islands.
Reine, Lofoten Islands, Nordland, Norway
The fishing village of Henningsvouer in the Lofoten Islands
The sea is rich with life, and the world's largest deep water coral reef, called
the Røst Reef, is located west of Røst
Verdant and full of flowers, the islands are a highly recommended tourist attraction especially during the summer, when the average temperature ranges from 15 to 20 C.
You can go kayaking, fishing, scuba-diving, hiking or whale and eagle safari. In Unstad you can find a surf school where you can rent boards and take lessons.
AnitasSjomat -Best fish burger (4km outside Reine)
The village A is first mentioned in 1567
The name is from Old Norse á which means ``(small) river
Camping is truly the best way to experience the Lofoten. You can pitch a tent anywhere in the outdoors for free or use the camping sites. Camping via: www.arcticampers.no . You can also rent a rorbuer (old fishermen’s “cabins”), it is a wooden house, built on poles and standing partly in the water, in a way that you can feel the atmosphere and the hospitality of a perfect Norwegian landscape.
All around the island, there are wooden constructions being used for the traditional preservation method of drying fishes. Undoubtedly, fishing was the Νο1 source of income, before the island become tourist destination.
In the village Å you can find the one-of-its-kind fishing museum in the world.
If you found don’t miss it!
Very expensive and special Norwegian berry. In august the marshes are full of cloudberries. Mid in flavor, full of vitamin C. You can buy Marmalade and jelly.