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Lofoten Island

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Incredible Natural Scenery

The Gravdal port of call requires a car hire Period. On our stop Avis allowed customers to pick up and drop off at the tender dock. And there was a gas station no more than 1km... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charles C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gravdal port of call requires a car hire Period. On our stop Avis allowed customers to pick up and drop off at the tender dock. And there was a gas station no more than 1km away. There is so much natural beauty here that you will want to stop every couple of miles to take pictures. Unlike other parts... More 

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Boston, Ma
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everywhere you went , the land presented incredible views. And we just got started. Mountains,streams and green.

Thank HalzBoston_Ma
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The landscape of those islands is number one worldwide. After every corner of the road one will find an ever more impressive scenery. Travel the E10, the so called King Olavs Road and you will find yourself in a world of fantasy of tunnels, bridges, mountains, villages and ever changing sights. Fishing villages and Viking museums, and just the views... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Spent two nights in a hotel on the Lofoten Islands. Had a complete day trip in a coach to an old fishing village, with a walk around after lunch, then a scenic drive back. Beautiful little coloured houses against a background of snow. After each bend there was another stunning view. We were lucky and saw four eagles on the... More 

Thank Skiers356
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I visited this arctic island group to visit a fishing festival in Balstad. Along the way I stopped with my buddy at Ramberg beach in Flakstad before arriving in ballstad. He winter surfs the waves off these beaches, so he gave me an inside tour of lofoten. Every single minute of it was un-earthly. The sharp jagged fjord peaks stick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Maybe the most beautiful place I've ever been. Unbelievable view, it shows the beauty of nature! Everything I saw was so wow, really enjoyed it. Saw also the northern lights. Amazing place! Loved it.

Thank Arlind L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This is the most beautiful place I have ever had the chance to experience. I was blessed with the weather as I know it frequently has the chance to rain, and was also fortunate enough to camp here consecutively for 7 days. If you are tolerable of camping take my advice and please camp here as its the best place... More 

2 Thank HPup64
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Svolvaer is incredibly beautiful and has lots to offer. We visited Svolvaer in Jan'16 and stayed at Lofoten Feriesenter. I would highly recommend everyone who visits Svolvaer to stay in these beautiful cabins that overlooks the snow mountains, ski track and a frozen lake. An extremely peaceful location, this place is just 3 KMS away from the port. While Svolvaer... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We had cloudy weather but still the photos were post card perfect. Great riding roads for the motorcycle, friendly people and great places to stay. Get a reservation first as this is a destination for Norwegians and visitors alike.

2 Thank technosal
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was only till the moment when I hiked to the top of Reinebringen, looking at village below, I realized what a breath taking place. I believe this is the place everyone should visit at least once in his/her lifetime. I'm sure I'll be back again :-)

3 Thank coralsky91739

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