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One of the best sights in Norway

If you plan to visit Lofoten and get to know this area, plan at least 5 days. I couldn´t drive more than 70 km on some days, since I had to stop every 3 km for a picture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you plan to visit Lofoten and get to know this area, plan at least 5 days. I couldn´t drive more than 70 km on some days, since I had to stop every 3 km for a picture! Raftsundet, Solvaer, Henningsvaer, Reine, Å, between many more sights you shouldn´t absolutely miss! Fingers crossed to get a wonderful weather and swim... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We came to the Lofoten Islands on a cruise ship. We arrived on summer solstice and the weather was wonderful sunny and about 50F. We tendered to the pier in Gravdal located in the center of the Lofoten Islands on the Busksnes Fjord and spent the day sightseeing. The scenerary is gorgeous with rugged mountains, green pastures, and beautiful sandy... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The incredible beauty of the Lofoten Islands is the landscape - the mountains, many still with snow on them in July, rising right out of the sea. We asked a hotel manager how long it took to drive to Å. She said Google says it takes 2 hours, but in her experience, it was at least 4 hours, because of... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was two weeks on the Lofoten. I rented a bike from the tourist information in Bodo and went cycling in 60-70 km stages from Svolvaer to A. In Kabelvag, Stamsund en Reine I has reststops and hiked in the moutains. Cycling is easy in the Lofoten, you mostly stay on the E10, the mainroad of the Lofoten. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The Lofoten Islands has it all - midnightsun summertime and northern lights aborealis the rest of the year. The mountains are spectacular - a mini Switzerland - not so high in meters but with the beautiful fjords with their crystal clear waters and white beaches knocks you out. The locals are very friendly and welcoming. It is beautiful anywhere you... More 

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Svolvær
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Absolutely awesome nature, Islands, mountains, white beaches , clear/clean sea and the most colourful flowerfields. Definitely worth a Visit.

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St Laurent en Royans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We spent a week here end May/beginning June, 3 days near Kalle, then 3 days near Reine. This gave us the opportunity to explore the islands at leisure, and boy, was it worth it! The most spectacular areas were definitely around Reine, but arriving from the north was a good idea in that it kept the best part for last.... More 

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Rugby, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Visited here while on a Princess cruise to northern Norway. We wanted to go to the islands due to memories of "Fishing in Norway" in "O" level geography text book! Not disappointed. Not much to see at Gravdal where we got off the tender, but there was a pleasant walk along the local beach. However an excursion took us to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You land at the Lofoten Islands and the sheer size of the mountains going straight down behind the town and others going straight down into the sea will take your breathe away

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's simply gorgeous, of course it's best in good weather, then you'll get those post card images, but it's also very beautiful in poor weather. Then you get all these dramatic images, with the fog, rain, snow, and different grey tones. The nature is breathtaking. Be sure to bring all kind of clothing though, weather can change in only a... More 

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