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Lovely and isolated

Lovely islands and totally worth a visit. It would be benifical to have a car to explore various places. There are plenty of hidden villages fillled with wonderful cafes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had the misfortune of arriving in the Lofoten and Veteralen over the Easter holiday weekend, and found that absolutely nothing was open. Over Easter Sunday and Easter Monday all shops and restaurants (including hotel restaurants) were closed which presented us with difficulties in finding something to eat. The theme of finding everything closed continued over the course of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely islands and totally worth a visit. It would be benifical to have a car to explore various places. There are plenty of hidden villages fillled with wonderful cafes and resturants. Henningsvar it by far the best of all. However, be aware of the local stock fish drying in the spring. You'll find the villages full (10,000+) of A frame... More 

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful! Plan to have enough time so enjoy the surrounding areas also, even if in winter! Disliked not having enough time. Did visit the Magic Ice sculptures, the War Museum, and took a bus ride to Henningsvar.

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Hanoi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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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
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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
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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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