Discovering the Lofoten Islands of Norway

Lofoten Islands is probably one of the most remote places in Norway, but there is no denying the sheer beauty and its beauty. Located in the Arctic Circle, this enigmatic Islands that have led to a steep peak of cold water, bird colonies, beaches, fishing villages and traditional Gallery artists. It is located in the region of Nordland in Norway and is separated from the Mainland of the Vestfjord, which is one of the main sites to be visited and explored in the region.

This unique location has allowed him to fjordland warm summers and mild winters, very different from the places that are found in the northern parts of the world. Along with several smaller islands, Lofoten has four large islands, namely Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Vestvågøy and Austvågøy. These islands are not only characterised by fjords but also by the entrance hole, alpine mountains with snow-covered peaks and stone walls that can rise more than 3000 feet. Tourism is an important aspect of the economy of the archipelago.

There is no better way to get to Lofoten by ferry from the Mainland. In addition to practical reasons, ferry travel also became the attraction. From the ferry, Islands and fjords unveil themselves slowly in the distance, and the experience of watching this is amazing. Visited here during the summer make sure you have a longer day for basking in the Sun and enjoy outdoor activities. This was also the period of the festival.

Hiking the lush hills and the streets empty and kayaking around the island uninhabited small islands are just some of the things that will make you fall in love in Lofoten. But winter also has a number of pleasant surprises including a lot of opportunity to ski in the snow. And with proper planning and a bit of luck during a mild winter days, you can close your trip in Lofoten by watching the northern lights. Lectures and information about the crossing of the auroral oval is available in Polarlightcenter in Lofoten Laukvik.

Among other attractions, people from all over come here to see abundant wildlife including the Lofoten sea animal. Killer whales that migrate, in particular, is a popular attraction. If you browse to the island Röst and other islands and reefs, you will find the largest number of birds nesting in Norway. These birds represent a quarter of the total population of seabirds.

Go to safari nature is a very common activity in the archipelago. Some companies offer a large passenger ship safari, while others use dingh rubber for transporting passengers to wildlife such as seals and sea eagles. Most safari trip heading into a very beautiful narrow fjord called Trollfjord. You can also choose the activities of fishing, snorkeling and diving in the waters around the island, and it is promising an unforgettable experience!

Nusfjord fishing village is one of the attractions in Lofoten which is worth a visit. The village evolved in the late 19th century, and has survived to the 21st century without having to change the style and architecture. This makes it quite unique homogeneous neighborhoods. If you stop by the Henningsvær, you will find one of the most prominent fishing village in the archipelago. Henningsvær, have prospered since the 1800 's, and have not changed much over the centuries. It is home to the much-awaited Winter Lofoten Fishery.


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