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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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was based in Svolvaer and unfortunately without a car I couldn't move too much around. But, simply hiring a bicycle a could get as far as Henningsvaer! What I saw around it's just fantastic. In May the mountains are still with lots of snow. The sky was clear and the sun never set!!!! I believe it is one of... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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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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South Africa
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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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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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Address: Norway
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland

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