Lofoten Islands Norway

So, it's time to share the first part of the photos from my photographic trip to the Lofoten Islands Norway landmarks. A journey that can be considered one of those special moments that they say you have to experience at least once in your life. Amazing photos. Such magic and beauty. I have a feeling that even if I had to run, I wouldn't take a single step.

Landscapes from a fantasy novel is everything! Absolutely! Really great photos! If you look for a long time, you can even feel the icy chills on your body! This is an archipelago located in the northwestern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. The Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic encircle it almost entirely, excluding the fjords between the islands.

Which are the main Lofoten islands

  • Auschwitz Island 527 km²
  • Westwego Island 411 km²
  • Mosquenesoy Island 186 km²
  • Flacstadio Island 110 km² Bookmark and Share
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Little information about Lofoten Islands Norway

There are many small islands, but they are uninhabited. The total area of the archipelago is 1227 km². The shores are rocky without any vegetation except for mosses and lichens. These are granite islands that are quite impressive.

We visited them in the winter, as can be seen from the photos added to the article. We chose this time of year to enjoy the Northern Lights. The climate is very humid oceanic, with temperatures barely passing 0 degrees. We saw a lot of wooden skeletons for drying fish. This is the main livelihood of the local population.

They catch herring and cod fish, clean them and dry them. Then they sell them. What impressed me. Their fishermen's houses are built in the water. They do not have many extras except those made as hotels or guest houses. The capital, Svolvaer, with a population of about 4,200, is the administrative center of the Lofoten Islands.

It is located 1000 km from the capital Oslo. The infrastructure is very well developed. All the large islands we have listed above are connected by bridges. In this way they are not isolated from each other and it is not necessary to use water transport. It is enough to rent a car and look at them in detail. In May and June the day is 24 hours, and in December and January the night is 24 hours.

For people who live in temperate latitudes, this is quite depressing. There is a convenient ferry service from Bodo to Svolvaer. Travel 4 hours. Another option is a ferry from Hurtigruten with two stops to Svolver and Stamsund. It is good to book seats in advance. Try the local cuisine, the main food of course is seafood.

Another interesting thing we offer you is camping. It is allowed in many places and there are good conditions for this, but only in summer. You can go canoeing or fishing or just lie on the lonely beach. The weather and temperature are not the same as in the tropics of the Earth.

Most tourists choose winter because of the Northern Lights. It was believed that this is the door to contact the souls of dead loved ones.

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