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Guide to Lofoten

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getTING there

Which airport should you choose if you want to fly to Lofoten? Which ferries connect Lofoten with the mainland? How much do they cost?

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getTING around

Where can you rent a car in Lofoten and how much does it cost? Can I explore Lofoten via public transport? Where can you find the bus schedules?

Where to sleep

What are the best places to stay in Lofoten? Should you stay in a hotel or traditional fishermen cabins called “rorbu”? How long time in advance should you book?

When to go

When is the best time to visit Lofoten? When can you see the northern lights and when can you see the midnight sun? When is the best chance for good weather?

WELCOME TO GUIDE TO LOFOTEN

We’re Ivar and Radka, the faces behind the Guide to Lofoten. In summer 2021, we moved to Lofoten to run accommodation in Fredvang, conveniently situated right at the trailhead to Ryten and Kvalvika beach. 

Over the next few months, we discovered that we love talking to our guests about their travels and showing them Lofoten more than we loved accounting and daily management of the accommodation. 

Our guests had lots of questions, and we struggled to find an online resource that would have all the answers. So we decided to create one, which is how Guide to Lofoten was born. 

Welcome to GUIDE TO Lofoten!

We’re Ivar and Radka, the faces behind the Guide to Lofoten. In summer 2021, we moved to Lofoten to run accommodation in Fredvang, conveniently situated right at the trailhead to Ryten and Kvalvika beach. 

Over the next few months, we discovered that we love talking to our guests about their travels and showing them Lofoten more than we loved accounting and daily management of the accommodation. 

Our guests had lots of questions, and we struggled to find an online resource that would have all the answers. So we decided to create one and that is how Guide to Lofoten was born. 

LOFOTEN NORWAY MAP

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Natural phenomenas IN LOFOTEN

Midnight sun

What is the midnight sun?  When can you see the midnight sun? And what are the best spots to photograph it and enjoy it? 

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Guide to Lofoten: Radka overlooking Kvalvika Beach in September
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Northern Lights Forecast for the Lofoten Islands

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LOFOTEN SUMMER BUCKET LIST

REINEBRINGEN

Climb the Sherpa stairs and enjoy the view from the top of Reinebringen!

CATCH A COD

Join a local fisherman and try your luck at deep-sea fishing!

KVALVIKA

Hike to the remote Kvalvika beach and take a dip in the Arctic ocean!

RORBU

Spend a night in a traditional fishermen cabin!

NUSFJORD

Step back in time and visit an authentic fishermen village!

STOCKFISH

Learn more about the traditional Lofoten export article!

LOFOTR

Pay a visit to the fascinating Viking Museum in Borg!

SEA EAGLES

Join a sea eagle safari to take stunning pictures of these majestic birds.

SKROVA

Visit the beautiful island of Skrova famous for its white sandy beaches!

You can watch the midnight sun in Lofoten from the end of May to mid July

What to do in Lofoten

HIKING

FISHING

KAYAKING

DIVING

SUPING

SURFING