The Lofoten Islands are one of the most scenic destinations in Norway lying 100 miles towards the north of the Arctic Circle. This picturesque wilderness offers a congregation of lofty mountains, pristine beaches, fjords and seabird colonies.
Due to its diverse landscape, it is an ideal destination for hiking, kayaking and wildlife safari. The islands experience a comparatively milder climate compared to its counterparts at the same latitude due to the warm currents from Gulf Stream.
Apart from being encapsulated from the awe-inspiring beauty of this region, there are a plethora of adventurous things to do in Lofoten Islands. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Glamping on the beautiful beaches of Lofoten is an unforgettable experience. You’ll be hooked as you experience the outdoors in comfort and style. Spend an amazing time on a private beach area near Svolvaer, a slice of paradise where you’ll find the beautiful Lavvu tepees that will blow your mind. Apart from enjoying the luxury beach camping adventure under the midnight sun, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the island and the stunning fjords. You can also indulge in a wide range of spectacular activities such as island cruise, wildlife safari, kayaking, and hiking.
Take a journey through the ultimate scenic route (the yellow line on the map) and discover the dramatic natural beauty of the Northern Norway. Capture the spirit and soul of your surrounding; lose yourself in the scenic fjords and let the spectacular landscapes take your breath away. Adventure awaits you at every angle!
Goat Farm Tour
If you’re looking for authentic experiences to add to your Lofoten itinerary, a goat farm tour is one of them. As part of the cruise in Lofoten, you can take a tour of a goat farm located in Lødignen community. The tour is a cultural experience, where you will learn about the lifestyle of the locals. You’ll have an opportunity to visit a small museum featuring a variety of cultural artefacts from several generations on the farm. The goat farm is a hidden gem and is really off-the-beaten-path. Watch over 300 goats come home after grazing in the mountain and if you like, you can even milk a goat. The farm is a unique experience and it’s definitely worth a visit.
Golfing under Midnight Sun
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The beauty of the Lofoten Islands during the winter season can be attributed to the origin of the Northern Lights. However, a more intriguing phenomenon during the summer season is the visibility of sun in the midnight. It hangs around for 24 hours a day in the sky. The Lofoten Links Golf Course has embraced the natural phenomenon offering golfing under the Midnight Sun. Lofoten Links keeps the golf course open all through the nights and days for the months of May to July. If you happen to visit Lofoten during the said months, this is surely an experience that you should not miss.
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Chasing Northern Lights
Lofoten’s renowned Northern Lights viewing attracts people from all over the world during its season. Northern Light is a magnificent natural phenomenon, which displays an extraordinary dance of green, pink, yellow, and blue lights glowing directly above in the Arctic. Lofoten Islands are some of the best places to chase Northern Lights in Norway. It is one of the most beautiful sights to see with its swirls of colours glistening across the sky at night. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this magical natural display in Lofoten.
Prepare Cod Liver Oil
Many may not consider preparing Cod Liver Oil adventurous, but it is when combined with sea fishing and fishing boat trips. Norway is renowned for the production of Cod Liver Oil and you’ll find a factory producing the oil in Lofoten. You may choose visit a nearby cod liver oil factory in Lofoten unless the fishy aroma of the surrounding can potentially sicken your guts. Cod Liver Oil is known to be high in Omega-3 contents along with Vitamin D and A. You can make Cod Liver Oil and sample it with the finest Caviars or some crackers and crème fresh. The old cod-liver oil factory in Å is an amazing place to visit and learn about its health effects.
Sea kayaking takes your water adventures to another level! Paddle a kayak through the Norwegian Sea to get up close and personal with Lofoten’s exclusive marine wildlife. If you are lucky you will meet interesting wildlife along the way as you slice through the waves such as the majestic sea eagles, whales and the sea birds. Indulge in a cruise adventure and kayak experience in Skrova Island, Lofoten’s little Hawaii.
Explore the ancient Viking settlement on horseback and discover the magnificent serenity and beauty Lofoten Islands have to offer. You can choose to saddle up by day or under the midnight sun at night and gallop through the beautiful beaches of Lofoten. Horseback riding is an enchanting adventure you wouldn’t want to miss during your visit to Lofoten Islands.
Hiking in Lofoten Islands is an amazing way to connect with its spectacular landscapes including mountains. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, you can go hiking in Lofoten on your own or in a group with a guide with a lot of experience. Hiking is one of the great ways to see the uniqueness of the Norwegian wilderness and have a chance to see a variety of wildlife species.
In conclusion, visiting Lofoten may leave you in an absolute euphoric state. This is one place that offers you a wide range of things to do, each of which will surprise you pleasantly. Check out our popular winter and summer packages for an unforgettable Norwegian holiday.