Lofoten – Coral Reefs and Turquoise Water in the Arctic Circle, Norway

Lofoten – Coral Reefs and Turquoise Water in the Arctic Circle, Norway

Lofoten, Nordland, Norway. The archipelago in the northern Norway is incredibly beautiful and unique. Although it is located in the Arctic Circle, the climate here is surprisingly mild. It is an anomaly – the weather in Lofoten is really warm considering its Nordic latitude. It also has a rich marine life, including the biggest deep water coral reef on the planet.

Apart from having a picturesque landscape, Lofoten offers various activities. Visitors go climbing, hiking, cycling and even surfing. Unstad is the most popular surfing destination. In summer 24 hours of daylight provide the best experience for the rock climbers and mountaineers. Fishing and whale safaris are also among the most popular activities, while cycling enables to explore nature and authentic villages.

Why to go there?

Beautiful nature, various activities, small Nordic villages.

When to go there?

Anytime, except in winter, when the the days are very short. From December to January the sun does not rise at all.

How to get there?

By plane to Lofoten Airport, boat or bus. There are various transportation options to get in and around Lofoten.

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Lofoten-Photo by Max Rive3

Photo by Max Rive

Lofoten-Photo by Max Rive

Photo by Max Rive

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Lead photo by Stefan Forster