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Lofoten Islands

Mountains, fjords and plenty of natural wildlife make the Lofoten Islands an Arctic paradise.

© Jørn Allan Pedersen/visitnorway.com

Destination in detail

Lofoten is an archipelago in the North of Norway in the county of Nordland. At 68N the islands lay within the Arctic Circle and are a mixture of wilderness landscapes and small and picturesque fishing villages and towns. As well as tourism Lofoten is a very important fishing centre for cod. One of the key sights on the islands are the large wooden drying racks which are used to hang thousands of cod at the end of the Spring. Perfectly positioned for nature lovers and Northern Lights hunters.

Location

68°20′N 14°40′E

Population

24,500

Area

1227 km2

Time Zone

GMT +1

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Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting there:
There are small domestic airports serving the islands including Røst, Leknes and Svolvaer – all with flights from Bodo. For more choice flights arrive at Evenes airport from Oslo regularly throughout the day and then it is a 2 hour transfer to Svolvaer.Road connections are good and there are also many ferries that serve the islands.

Climate
Even though Lofoten is within the Arctic Circle the islands experience one of the world’s largest temperature anomalies for a place so highly elevated. Due to the Gulf Stream, although the winter can be cold considering the latitude, it is certainly warmer than other places of a similar latitude such as Greenland and Alaska. In the Summer it is not uncommon to see temperatures around 23 degrees.

Geography
Lofoten in North Norway is an archipelago in the west coast of Norway, laying North of the Arctic Circle. The main islands are Austvågøy, Gimsøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy and Røst but there are many small islands too.

Plants and Animals
The sea is rich with life and Lofoten has the world’s largest deep water coral reef. There is also a very high number of sea eagles and millions of other sea birds. Otters are also common and on the larger islands you can find elk. Whales are also spotted although large whales seem to have mainly disappeared.

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