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“White Wilderness in Winter” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lofoten Island

Ranked #1 of 292 things to do in Nordland
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“White Wilderness in Winter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

The Lofoten Islands are a 20 minute- flying- by- the- seat- of- your- pants journey from Boda, off the West coast of Norway, having flown on from Oslo; the whole journey was completed in one day with good flight connections.This was in February with about 9 hours daylight!
As it was dark when we drove to our hotel the evening we arrived, the next morning presented us with an amazing sight, in the form of pink dawn skies and this incredible range of spikey snow-covered mountains, streching for over a hundred miles.
We chose to stay in Svolvaer, the main town, functional and easy to get round, parking shops and tourist office all within a few minutes of each other. Henningsvaer, a charming fishing town, would be another alternative for accommodation but quite a way from the island's main highway.
What did we do! Loads! Fishing villages in abundance; the Northern Lights centre, where you can find out about seeing the Aurora Borealis; deserted beaches.
A wonderful place to visit, but quite expensive. However it is possible to eat reasonably priced and good food.
Our final "must do"; to spend a night on th Hurtigruten ferry as it sails around the coastal villages and is the life line for many remote communities. A wonderful way to finish an exceptional, quiet and fascinating 6 days, flying home from Tromso.

Visited February 2011
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“Iconic scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2010

You have to travel a bit to get there, but wov!
Hire a car and then when you reach the end, hire a bicycle and just explore!

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“What a wonderfull world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2010

Just go there. 200% satisfaction guaranteed. Most lovely place for romantic getaway! Rent a car and drive, walk, drive and walk. Don't hurry enjoy landscapes, stop everywhere sleep night or two in traditional house on the water. Midnight sun in summer makes you full of energy, high spirit and double your holiday time. Absolutely fantastic place and not overcrowded

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