21 Apr

Why You Should Visit Lofoten Islands in Summer 2019


Even though Lofoten is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year, some of the activities are season-related. During the summer it’s always magical and blissful. With fantastic hikes, unique mountain views, and stunning pristine beaches, Lofoten in summer is a great place for a Norwegian holiday, where you can unleash the wanderer in you. You’ll be amazed by its dramatic mountain peaks, lush meadows, serene seaside panoramas and a wide range of wildlife species. With so much natural beauty around you, it’s almost impossible not to have an amazing time in Lofoten Islands in Summer.

Let’s take a look at reasons why you should visit Lofoten Islands in Summer this year:

Kayak between the islands

kayaking things to do in Lofoten

The Lofoten Archipelago consists of several islands with shallow waters between them, which are perfect for kayaking. Go on a kayaking trip and paddle the waters of Lofoten, and get access to its unique natural attractions including the trollfjords. You’ll also have an opportunity to get a close look at a variety of wildlife species.

Beautiful mountain views

Lofoten has breathtaking scenery, thanks to its scenic mountains and stunning fjords. Even if you are not hiking the mountains, just look at them can be life-changing. No matter where you turn, you are going to find mountains studded with greenery. The warmth that emanates from the scene is immense.

Stunning Sunrise

The sun rises in the Lofoten Islands pretty early. We are sure you can give up some sleep to witness the dreamlike scene as the orange-colored sun slowly rises over the island.

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Midnight Sun

Having mentioned that summer is the best time to visit the islands of Lofoten, you would have the opportunity to witness the midnight sun. You can wake up in the middle of the night and you’ll find the sun shining brilliantly.

Glamping on the beach

Experience the outdoors in comfort and style!

The white beaches of the Lofoten Islands are something worth camping on. Plus, the group of islands has this interesting concept of “every man’s right” that allows you to camp freely. However, you must seek permission and once you leave – make sure you leave no traces behind. One of the most beautiful places to go camping is Skrova Island, which is dubbed “Lofoten’s Little Hawaii”. You can spend the night in one of the cozy glamping tents, which are Lavvu tepees on a pristine beach and experience the outdoors in comfort and style. If you’re interested, you can book a 3-day Beach Glamping adventure or a 2-day Beach Glamping Adventure in Skrova Island now.

Fjord & Wildlife Cruise

Island Cruise, things to do in Lofoten

Lofoten is home to numerous and huge Fjords as well as stunning coastal landscapes. If you would like to see the fjords, you can take a sightseeing cruise to explore the rich landscapes of Lofoten, and discover beautiful wildlife species along the way.

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Hiking in Lofoten’s little Hawaii

The hiking trails in Lofoten are so gorgeous that you can wouldn’t want to miss it for the world. If you do, know you are missing on some pretty spectacular scenery. There are hikes in Skrova Island for every level of hiker, from the beginner to the professional hiker. You can combine your hikes with a beach glamping trip or a Trollfjord and wildlife safari.



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Lofoten is a beautiful place to experience the thrill of fishing, and you could indulge in it as well if it interests you. Get ready for a big catch! You’ll also gain an appreciation for fresh seafood after you indulge in Lofoten fishing.

Delicious Cuisine

As mentioned above, the locals in Lofoten are dependent on fishing – you are going to find a variety of seafood on the islands. They are fresh and so mouthwatering – you are definitely going to love the varieties.

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Apart from beautiful natural attractions, the Lofoten Islands offer sightseeing opportunities. The islands are so deeply entrenched in nature that you are going to enjoy spending time here. Even if you don’t take special time out for sightseeing, you would still experience a fair share of it. You can go biking, it is a great way to discover the islands and can be quite an adventure. You could also go on a photo tour; Lofoten is a beautiful place, you’re definitely going to take enough photos for your #picturegoals.

Horse riding

Lofoten is a great place for a horseback riding adventure. With its diverse landscapes and chalk-white beaches, you’ll find a variety of options if you decide to go horse riding in Lofoten.


surfing in Lofoten

The long sand beaches of Lofoten are perfect for surfing during summer. Great for both beginners and experienced surfers, the beaches offers beautiful waves with a chance to perfect your surf poses and bearings.

Lofotr Viking Museum

Journey through time and discover how the Vikings lived in Lofoten a thousand years back at Lofotr Viking Museum. Indulge in a wide range of viking activities during your visit such as firing a bow and arrow, rowing a viking ship, eat viking food and watch the blacksmith in his forge.


Things to do in Lofoten - Golfing under the Midnight sun

Golfing in Lofoten is the icing on the cake! Visit Lofoten Links Golf Course, one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world for a unique golf and nature experience on the island. Imagine playing golf on a stunning landscape – just some minutes away from the beach, with the midnight sun as a backdrop? This is an unforgettable experience you will not forget in a hurry!


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With a beautiful weather and sea, Lofoten Islands attract many sailors every year. The beauty of sailing around the extensive coastline of the islands is that you will experience a wide range of landscapes and several places to stop off. If you want to spend your sailing holiday in the Norway, Lofoten is an excellent choice. You’ll find amazing yacht support in the ports in the summer period. You could also go sailing on a “Nordlandsbåt” – a traditional Norwegian wooden boat, it’s such an amazing experience.

Yoga on the beach

Take some time to experience beach yoga in Lofoten while you’re on summer vacation. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, the beaches in Lofoten offers you an opportunity to exercise and practice while breathing in clean, healthy air.

If you’ve never been, you should consider spending your next holiday in Lofoten Islands. If you’re also looking to take your adventure to a new level? We’ve got a wide range of  activities you can indulge in. You can check out our summer activities for your next adventure in Lofoten.

Have you been to Lofoten Islands? We would love to hear about your experiences. You can share them with us in the comment below or via Twitter and Facebook.