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LIN 09: Living in Lofoten

Living in Lofoten podcast

American photographer Cody Duncan gives us the lowdown on what life is really like in Lofoten, northern Norway.

Lofoten is one of the most popular bucket list destinations for travellers, but very few people actually live there.

One of those lucky few is American photographer Cody Duncan, who makes a living leading photo tours, selling ebooks, and taking photos.

He joins the latest episode of the Life in Norway Show to talk all about life in Lofoten, the good and the bad. And there is an awful lot of good:

A roadside beach in Lofoten, Arctic Norway

If you've ever dreamed of living in a remote yet beautiful part of Norway, this is a must-listen episode. For more on Lofoten, check out our complete guide to the Lofoten islands.

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We talk about:

  • Why Cody moved to Lofoten
  • How it was for an American to get a self-employed work permit
  • What makes Lofoten such a special place for photography
  • The best ways to get to Lofoten
  • The downsides of life in Lofoten
  • The cost of living in a remote part of northern Norway
  • Cody's recommended hikes and beaches

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About the Author: David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a freelance writer for technology companies in Scandinavia.

5 Comments

    1. Hi Randi, sorry you are having trouble. I just checked and all the links work for me. Perhaps it may have just been a temporary issue, so please do try again. If it still doesn’t work for you, please let me know which link you are having trouble with. Thanks!

  1. Hi i am from pakistan and i want to live lofoten forever with my son and wife is it possible to get house and permission to live my life there easily?

  2. My Great grand father Alfred Sterup Johnson , and his brother left the Loften
    islands in ca 1886 . And moved to Minn
    then Portland. He and his wife are buried
    in the rose City Park cemetery , less than
    a mile from where I now live. Think he died
    in the 1930’s They were swedish Lutherian’s , He was a very happy chap loved his family. was a miner in Minnesota
    Wish I had known him, He and his brother
    came to the US to improve their lives. His brother became a rabbit farmer. So they were both successful….

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