Hiking Ryten in Winter: Safe Alternative to Reinebringen

Ryten in winter

If you’re eyeing a winter adventure in the Lofoten Islands, hiking Mt. Ryten in winter could be just the ticket. This mountain is an “easily accessible” hike for those looking to experience the beauty of western Lofoten without venturing into the more treacherous terrains.

That said, don’t let the word ‘accessible’ fool you; a winter hike here means you’ll need the right gear, like snowshoes or microspikes, especially before April rolls around. The weather in these parts can switch from sunny to a snowstorm in no time, so always check the forecast and make sure you’re fully prepared.

Northern Lights Forecast for the Lofoten Islands

northern lights in Lofoten

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that is hard to predict, yet some forecasts can give us an idea of when the Northern Lights will be active or how big an event we can expect. In this article, we will walk you through different space weather and local weather forecasts that you can look at while chasing the Northern Lights in Lofoten.


Fishing village of Reine in Lofoten

Norway is a winter wonderland with snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and charming cities covered in snow. While many travelers choose to visit Norway during the summer, the winter offers unique beauty and activities. From skiing in the mountains to witnessing the Northern Lights, there are many incredible things to do in Norway during the winter. 

Let’s look at the best activities you can do in Norway in winter and where and when you can do them! 

Røst Island: A Journey to Lofoten’s Edge

Røst Island - a remote fishing community on the outside of the Lofoten archipelago

Nestled amidst the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, the island of Røst stands as the outermost gem of the Lofoten archipelago. Røst captures the essence of coastal Norway with its unique landscapes, rich culture, and thriving fishing environment.

The Future of Wilderness Etiquette: Lofoten Introduces Poop Bags

Lofoten National Park Introduces Poop Bags for Human Waste

The surge in visitor numbers has brought about a set of challenges that need to be addressed to preserve the fragile environment of Lofoten. Issues such as limited parking options, wild camping in sensitive areas, and proper waste management, including human waste, have become pressing concerns.

25 Best Apps For Traveling in Norway (2024)

best apps for travelling in norway_weather forecast yr.no

Are you planning a trip to Norway and wondering which apps to have on your smartphone to enhance your travel experience? In this article, we will explore Norway-specific apps tailored to the country’s unique attractions, weather, and services and highlight a few universal apps that prove handy no matter where you travel.

Kistefos Museum: Norway’s Sculpture Park with a Twist

The Kistefos Museum is a contemporary art museum and sculpture park located in Jevnaker, about an hour´s drive from Oslo.
The Twist Gallery truly sets Kistefos apart. The Twist is a stunning piece of architecture that bridges the gap between two riverbanks and houses a range of contemporary art installations.

Summer in the Lofoten Islands: 15 Activities you must try!

The view of Henningsvær in the Lofoten Islands

In this article, we will explore the top 15 activities you must try during your summer visit to the Lofoten Islands, from hiking under the midnight sun to enjoying the local cuisine. Get ready to immerse yourself in the best of summer in Lofoten!