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Lofoten Island

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RIB trip

We booked a RIB trip. The guide was adorable. Lots of information. We stopped for a small snack on one of the islands. Very interesting information from our guide about everyday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We booked a RIB trip. The guide was adorable. Lots of information. We stopped for a small snack on one of the islands. Very interesting information from our guide about everyday living in this part of the world. We would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been raining much of the time.

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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You must see Lofoten! The Lofoten in the south is fairly "touristified", so dont miss the not so "ouristified" peninsula in the north Vasteralen/Andoya. Especially the western part of Andoya facing the Atlantic is magificent. The go on a whale safari from Andenes harbour...

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not many people around on these islands, where nature is still at its very best. Gettng around can be done by bike or on foot but a car makes it much easier. Not so many lodging infrastructures available.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

These islands are incredibly beautiful. We only spent one day but could have stayed longer. We rented a car and were glad we did. There is a bus but you would need plenty of time to see everything

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

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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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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