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Lofoten Island

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Fascnating Fishing Village

There is a lot of history in this town about the fishing industry, very interesting. I recommend a guided tour where the history is explained as it is truly incredible how this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 9, 2017
Nicky B
Durban, South Africa

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

There is a lot of history in this town about the fishing industry, very interesting. I recommend a guided tour where the history is explained as it is truly incredible how this town has become what it is today. The people are charming and it has a very successful tourism industry.

Thank Nicky B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We reached Lofoten via a flight from Bodo to Leknes in Dec 26. . We had a total of 6 days and had 1.5 days of good weather. It is a gamble to travel in the winter. We rented a car and drove everywhere, roads are well plowed and cars come with studded tires but two way roads can be... More 

Thank Donna H
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We travelled in October, when weather is still pretty good, Northern Lights are very possible, and tourists are significantly fewer. All pros in our opinion! Flying to Leknes via Bodo was a good option. Leknes is not very pretty, but is very centrally located and has shops off all kinds to stock up on anything you might need for your... More 

6 Thank HuntleyNewYork
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Two of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure to visit, a photographers dream, my only sadness is that I didn't visit it in its idyllic Winter wonderland state. The places are what you'd envision in your mind while reading fairytale books with its tall wondrous snow capped mountains.

Thank David H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I had never heard of the Lafotens until listening to a tour guide explain the history of the area - and I am glad I listened as well as I did! If you looking for something exciting and so on, well, this is not the place. If you are looking for a very interesting place - one of the last... More 

3 Thank Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Lofoten Island was so beautiful it was captivating. I wanted to stay for much longer to take advantage of the great weather we had on the day making our stay perfect.

Thank Bruce H
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The scenery here is amazing. Unfortunately it was raining all day so that was not so good. However, late afternoon we got blue skies as we sailed past these amazing islands. Stunning scenery all round.

Thank WalkingWithBoots
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had been thinking of visiting Lofoten for some time and finally got around to doing it this summer. We flew to Evenes airport (Harstad/Narvik), picked up a hire car and then drove to Reine where we stayed for 4 nights (Reine Rorbuer) before moving to Kabelvag for 4 nights (Svinoya rorbuesuite) and then up to Andenes for 3 nights... More 

5 Thank JonandVib
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Lofoten comprised of several island connected by beautiful bridges on the road E10. You can reach Lofoten by big ferry from Bodo to Moskenes operated by Torghatten Nord. To enjoy Lofoten is driving on the main road feom village called A to Narvik. During drive you will pass many beautiful fishing villages with its red color fishing hut. The scenery... More 

5 Thank ucartech
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A breath teaking beautiful islands with many photo opportunities. Take the Reinefjorden cruise and look at the small villages

Thank Marius P

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