Reine in the picturesque Lofoten Islands of Norway

The Lofoten Islands

With dramatic, imposing beauty everywhere you look, Norway's Lofoten islands are like nowhere else on earth. Let's take a closer look. High above the Arctic Circle, Lofoten is a place where mother nature reminds you who's...
Røst is one of Norway's most remote islands

Røst: Norway’s Remote Island Getaway

One of Norway’s most remote islands makes for a very different kind of vacation. Lofoten is seen by many as remote, but these islands – 100km from the mainland and 10km from the rest of Lofoten...
The waterside setting of Røst Bryggehotell

Røst Bryggehotell Review

A lovely place to stay by the waterside of one of Norway's most remote islands. A community of 500 calls the remote islands of Røst their home. Despite the isolation, there's several places for visitors to...
Fast Hotel in Svolvær

Fast Hotel in Svolvær

Let's take a look at a wallet-friendly option for staying in a popular cruise spot on Norway's stunning Lofoten archipelago. Svolvær is a popular town from which to start a road trip around Lofoten, and with...
Reine in Lofoten

Lofoten Travel Guide

Words fail to do justice to the magnificent Lofoten archipelago. This is Norway at its absolute natural best. The Lofoten islands offer everything you could want in a Norwegian holiday: Picture postcard fishing villages, incredible seafood,...
Skagsanden beach in Lofoten

New National Park Status for Lofoten

The government has created a new national park in Lofoten, even though local residents voted no. An area of more than 100km in the western part of the Lofoten archipelago has become Norway's latest National Park,...
Living in Lofoten podcast

LIN 09: Living in Lofoten

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...
Vestfjord Hotel entrance

Sea Views in Svolvær: Vestford Hotel

When planning my recent trip to Lofoten I wasn't exactly sure where I would be spending my days, how long I would want to be in each area, what to see, and so on. So I decided...
The ghost village of Nyksund in Vesterålen, Norway

Photos from Vesterålen

Ignored by many in favour of Lofoten, the nearby Vesterålen archipelago has a quiet charm. On my recent Moon Norway research visit to Lofoten, I took an unplanned detour north to the Vesterålen islands. Unknown by...
Sandtorgholmen Hotel

Sandtorgholmen Hotel: Gateway to Lofoten

A relaxing place to stop on the way to Lofoten. The remoteness of the Lofoten Islands is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand you can find yourself alone on a spectacular secluded beach,...