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If there is one place in Norway that I will definitely recommend and that I am totally bonkers about, it is Lofoten.  It is simply one of the most beautiful places to visit and if ever you decide to chase the northern lights, this is the place to book your holiday.

Here you can experience a real polar night, see the magic of a beautiful starry night, and just stand in amazement at the beauty of nature. 

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Visit the Amazing Lofoten, Norway

The jaw-dropping beautiful Lofoten Islands are one of my favorites and have a special “glow” during winter.  On some days the sun stays just-just below the horizon and it almost looks like a never-ending sunset. During the Polar Night time, Lofoten is beautiful with the night lights, mountains, and snow.  Well, actually Lofoten is beautiful any time of year.  It is just one of the most picturesque places in Norway.

Enjoy their food and culture and take stunning photos.

A recipe you might like to try at home is:  Norwegian Salmon

Where to stay in Lofoten

3 Places recommended by travelers:

Rorbu – Situated right on the water and n the opinion of many travelers better than 4 or even 5-star hotels.

Lofothytter – Offers great views, lovely accommodation and is highly recommended by guests.

Nyvågar Rorbuhotell – by Classic Norway Hotels – has an in-house restaurant, barbecue facilities, sauna, and children’s playground. has a lot of amazing places with fantastic views which can be booked via this link right here.

Polar nights

Things to do in Lofoten – All year round

  • Does Surfing in one of the coldest places, sound strange to you?  Well, it did to me.  The Unstad Arctic Surf Resort is the world’s northernmost surf resort.  You can surf here any time of the year and they do offer lessons for those trying it out for the first time. Furthermore, as part of the true Norwegian experience, they will provide you with high-quality wetsuits (so no excuses for the water being too cold).  Then after your surf session, you can jump in the hot tub or relax in the sauna.
  • Go horseback riding on the sandy beaches of Gimsøy Island at the highly recommended Hov Gård horse farm.
  • Watch the sea Eagles of Lofoten sore through the skies above the beautiful landscape. 
  • Snowshoeing (as mentioned above)
  • Go Kayaking or go on an electric boat tour between the islands.
  • Book a Photography Tour.  Lofoten is a photographer’s dream any time of the year.  So come winter or summer, if you love photography, Lofoten will definitely not disappoint.
  • Learn all there is about the fascinating Vikings when you pay a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum.  They are situated in Vikingveien 539, 8360 Bøstad, Norway.
  • Thereafter pay a visit to the Magic Ice Bar where everything is constructed out of crystal clear ice.  The Magic Ice Bar is situated in Fiskergata 36, 8300 Svolvær, Norway

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