The Lofoten archipelago is known for its dramatic scenery with mountains and fjords, open sea, coves, beaches, fishing, small villages and large areas of unspoilt nature. Not to mention spectacular views of the Northern Lights. Sightseeing in the amazing fjords of Lofoten allows you to get the most out of the area as you can experience the wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages and the beautiful Lofoten islands up close.
Higravstinden is the highest mountain in Lofoten reaching 1,146 metres above sea level (approximately 3760 feet). If this climb seems a bit overwhelming, there are plenty of shorter mountain hikes you can explore in the area, including Festvågitinden (541m) Ryten (543 m) and Yttersandheia (281 m). These hikes, and many more, all offer unforgettable views of the surrounding areas. At the very end of the archipelago, you will find the best preserved fishing village in Lofoten – Å. This place offers endless opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, fishing, cultural trips and more. The perfect place to stay when visiting Å, is Å Rorbuer. A rorbu is a seasonal fishing cabin traditionally used as housing for fishermen in Norway during the fishing season. Å Rorbuer consists of 20 cabins by the sea where you can stay overnight and enjoy amazing views of the mountains and nearby water.
In Lofoten you can see the Northern Lights from the end of August to the beginning of April until the midnight sun makes its appearance. Due to Lofoten's location and sight lines, it’s possible to see the Northern Lights in all directions. One can only see the Northern Lights on a dark, clear sky, so it’s not possible to experience the light show every day during the high season. Lofoten, however, has a lot of mountains, which can help create gaps in the cloud cover, sometimes making it possible to catch a glimpse of the amazing light show even on a cloudy day.
During summer you can join a range of sightseeing and wildlife cruises allowing you to enjoy the Lofoten islands by sea. Between admiring the breathtaking surroundings, our English-speaking guides will tell you about the local history, as well as share in-depth knowledge about the region, wildlife and culture. On some tours you can go to shore and explore the local villages full of history and beautiful sights.