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Lofoten Island

Norway
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Ranked #1 of 118 Attractions in Nordland
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Hanoi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The scenery is so amazingly beautiful!! I had the feeling of an almost untrue reality, like we were in a postcard or so. Crystal clear sky and sea. The air is so fresh you will hear your body sings with every breath. Fantastic to tour around the island and go the far tip of it, where "land ends" as they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
109 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fishing, farming and tourism are the primary activities of the Lofoten Islands, with heavy emphasis on the first. Cod is abundant and everywhere we passed racks of drying cod and cod heads, the aroma pungent and very fishy. The scenery is absolutely stunning and even though the weather was cloudy and dull when we visited, the reflections from the red... More 

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Milano
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

i have sleeped in Mortsund , in the fisherman's house(rorbuer). I have seen midnight sun . I dont'like the Norway cucine (potatos and fish) ma I like Norway

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belgrade
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lofoten, archipelago in the north of Norway (lying within the Arctic Circle) is very exciting tourist destination.Small villages off the beaten track, old fishermen's cabins ("rorbuer") that have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for travellers, midnight sun, the amazing colors of the sky-everything is just amazing! But you have to save the money for this trip, because Norway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

midnight sun, fjords, white sandy beaches, cyan blue ocean, whale watching, mountain hiking. all in an incredible landscape. arctic summer ist simply fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great fishing venue,fantastic scenery but expensive country to visit,also a long long day in travel 2hour flight to oslo then 90 min flight to evenes followed by a 3 and a half hour drive but the scenery is breathtaking boats and guides are great

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lofoten Island is unheard of for someone living in the opposite part of the world in Hong Kong like me. Only until I saw a discount air ticket to Oslo on Travelzoo website, and started to research the travel information about the country and discover Lofoten did I decide to travel to Norway. Despite the air ticket was a good... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Sadly we only had a few hours in the Lofoten Islands on a tour off the Hurtigruten ship. It was late afternoon/early evening; the light was amazing. It is easy to see why so many artists choose to live and work here. The water was so still, and the light so perfect, that photographs of the beautiful wooden houses and... More 

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Levice, Slovakia
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68 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Amazing. Full of old fishermans houses, and tools to dry fish. Best view is from ship. On every beach you may find the shells.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lofoten Islands are something special. We spent 4 days there, travelling and hiking on the Islands and you will hardly find a beautiful place like this in Europe. It´s just a pitty that is really touristic now.

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