Do you wanna forget all about busy schedules and stress, Lofoten Islands are the rights place to be.
Here you can experience something entirely different. The impressions of nature are strong, and there are plenty of them. The four main islands are all linked by bridges or tunnels, with buses running from Fiskebøl in the North to Å at road`s end in the Southwest.
Here is the place where the sun never sinks below the horizon in the summertime and where you can experience closeness to the mountains and the sea.
On the tip of Lofoten, you can experience the island of Røst and many other islands, islets and reefs. These are the home to the largest number of nesting birds in Norway. Close by you will find "Skomvær" lighthouse the final post overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
If you go to The Island of Moskenes, the nature element really will captivate you. Go on a boat trip through Moskstrømmen, characterised as one of the fiercest and dangerous maelstroms in the world, brings you to the "outside" of Lofoten.
You can also visit the incredibly lively fishing village of Nusfjord, where you can discover intertwining building area, which evolved at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. This gives Nusfjord its uniqueness. Here archaeologists have uncovered evidence of the earliest "industrial fishing" in the Nordland region. Diggings have revealed settlements from the fifth century.
The fishing village of Nusfjord
In Henningsvær the fishing village`s history goes a long way back regarded the fishing activities on Lofoten. Beautiful place with the mountain at its back and otherwise surrounded by the sea Henningsvær earlier was a natural spot for starting fishing tours. Unlike many other fishing villages, the population of Henningsvær has remained stable in recent years, and there are still over 500 people living there.
The islands of Henningsvær were not connected to the rest of Lofoten by bridges until 1981, a fact that probably helped save the community from the contemporary style of architecture, that otherwise left its mark on just about all other Norwegian towns and villages in the 1960s and 70s.
Another beautiful place to visit if you are going to Lofoten in the summer is Eggum and Unstad. Here the houses are grouped together like in the Middle Ages, and they are beautifully situated at the foot of the tall mountains. In Eggum you will find the beautiful pebbled beach favourite spot for experience the midnight sun in the summer.
Lofoten is full of activity offers and a right combination to discover the islands. In the summer biking and riding are popular together of course with the midnight sun. In the winter skiing and northern lights, tours are good options.
Starts in Oslo, Norway and Ends in Kiruna, Sweden
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