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Lofoten Island

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Ranked #1 of 116 attractions in Nordland
Type: Islands
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My Wife and I have recently returned from a 10 night Norwegian cruise, on which one of the stops was Leknes in the Lofoten Islands. Having seen on the web that the 3 excursions laid on by the cruise company were all fall, I searched on the web for private excursions. Given there were no private excursions advertised on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

These islands are hidden beauties of the world. Be there in June and experience the never setting sun. The scenery is beautiful. Fishes are delicious. Try the bacalao dish, or fish soup. Watch the non sunset in the midnight. Perfect tranquility and beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Lofoten Islands is an outshning, mesmerizing place.... The fjords are just a subset of what nature has to offer there, the turquoise lakes, snow capped mountains and fresh air is also part of this set. During our early June visit, the weather was in one word ’PERFECT’, not too hot, not too cold, not much much rain, but 24HR... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited the Lofoten Islands as part of a Hurtigruten Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen trip. It's beautiful (as with all of Norway!!). We did an excursion where we went to Henningsvaer which is a lovely little town (we had too long there on the excursion though at an art gallery). We stopped off at an art sculpture in Vagan which was cool. It... More

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Darwin, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited our friend who lives in Henningsvaer, Lofoten Islands. He took us for a day trip through the islands. There is stunning scenery at every turn. There are plenty of local sights to see along the way.

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Came from Sweden and stayed at a waterfront cottage in an island after hamnøy. The drive itself on the E10 was picturesque , making the long drive totally worth it. My group and I hiked in the area near Sørvågen, Ramberg and Å and all of the view from the elevated height was just stunning. We went in April so... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Best viewed from the Hurtigruten ferry or a cruise ship, the scenery is absolutely stunning. Experience the towns of Svolvaer and Harstadt which are unspoilt.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

No doubt after living in Norway for 2 decades that Lofoten has the very best mountain and sea views. Outstanding photographic possibilities in most weather. Unbelievably beautiful.

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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent three weeks camping around Hennigsvear and Svolvear area. Used only free camping sites which had taps, one had a toilet. We showered in the villages or at campsites which were happy to let you pay for just a shower (£1 - £3). We had wonderful weather which meant we totally fell in love with the islands. Our trip... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Yes, it's expensive, but oh what a wonderful place the Lofoten Islands are. We passed through on our Hurtigruten trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. Sea-eagle watching in and near the Trollfjord was one of the trip highlights. We also thought Solvaer was one of the loveliest stops on the voyage. We're already talking about going back for a... More

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