Lofoten: Land of the Midnight Sun

 Lofoten, Norway, or The Islands At The Top Of The World 

In Lofoten you should stay in a rorbua, a stilted fisherman’s hut

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Eliassen Rorbuer, Hamnøy

You are 68 degrees north, above the Arctic Circle…

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Rorbuer at Sakrisøy

The sun is visible for 24 hours a day in June

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Reinefjord

Which is fun: you find energy you didn’t know you had

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But take portable blackout curtains

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Henningsvær at 9:40pm and 3:30am:

Henningsvær is the ideal place

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To watch the light change throughout the night from your balcony

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Take a sea safari from Reine

Pass over the Moskenstraumen, a whirlpool otherwise known as the Maelström

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For whales and surreal seascapes

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Lofoten houses, Kabelvåg

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Peace

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Reine

Climb Reinebringen Mountain

It’s hard, for the lazy like me

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But there is massive pay-off in an epic view

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Primeval beaches

Reachable only on foot

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Hamnøy by day
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Hamnøy by night
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The village of Å

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Cool roads

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Kabelvåg

Take a cheap round-trip on Reinefjord

On the ferry “Fjordskyss”

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Å:

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Have dinner in your cosy rorbua

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In Lofoten

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8 thoughts on “Lofoten: Land of the Midnight Sun

  1. If your aim is to encourage people to travel, I think they will. At the least you are bringing little visited parts of the world to a greater audience.

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  2. Funny story – we were supposed to stay in the Eliassen Rorbua, but had double booked myself by mistake and ended up without a room one night. Had to scramble, but lucked out that there was a last-minute cancellation in Nusfjord and got a cabin there! Fabulous pics! Lofoten rocks!

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