"The fairyland of Lofoten" Lofoten by evaanna

Lofoten Travel Guide: 123 reviews and 294 photos

Just two days on the Lofoten Islands is not much but getting there took us nearly four days one way. Yet, the place is really worth the long journey, especially that we had very good weather and could enjoy the magnificent views. Our host has told us some people drive there all the way from Zakopane in the south of Poland just for a few days of fishing.
But even if you don't like fishing, the views are incomparable with anything you have seen. The high mountains emerging straight from the ocean, the open spaces, the delicate bridges joining the islands, the tiny red houses dotting the coast all create an unforgettable picture of a land of fairies that will stay in your mind for ever.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful views, great for fishing
  • Cons:A long way off, expensive accommodation, uncertain weather
  • In a nutshell:Great experience
  • Last visit to Lofoten: Aug 2003
  • Intro Written Nov 14, 2004
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    How lovely your youth hostel sounds! No wonder you wanted to stay longer.

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    very nice place !

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 3:20 AM

    Don't think I'd risk taking that ferry. Nice to see you and Chris featuring the pictures now.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 2:48 PM

    Brings back memories! I went to the Lofoten Islands at midsummer 37 years ago.

  • awladhassan's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 11:10 AM

    This looks a lovely place to get away from it all.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 6:32 AM

    Sounds like a great destination! An adventure involving the ocean is always fun, but there are no weather guarantees!

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 5:11 AM

    Piekne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2005 at 9:34 PM

    I love the Lofoten ! I will for sure build a page but don't know when as I am so late in building pages ! I hope that you will put more on the Lofoten !

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 12:21 PM

    Excellent photos in your Travelogue -- looks like a great place to visit -- but it's an awfully long way for those fishermen to drive from Zakopane !!

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 6:20 PM

    Hi Eva......I liked your travelogue pages. Nice reading and very nice pictures! Marcia


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