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 archipelago as you can experience the wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages and the beautiful island group of Lofoten 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), Yttersandheia (281 m) and Mannen (400 m). These hikes, and many more, all offer unforgettable views of the surrounding areas. With a population of 11,000 inhabitants Leknes is Lofoten's most populous municipality. An hour from Leknes, at the very end of the archipelago, you will find the fishing village Å.
Å is the best preserved fishing village in Lofoten. In this village there are endless opportunities for sightseeing, exploring, hiking, fishing, cultural trips and more. The perfect place to stay when visiting Å, is Å Rorbuer. A rorbu is a seasonal fishing shack traditionally used as housing for visiting fishermen in Norway during the large seasonal fisheries. Å Rorbuer consists of 20 shacks 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 and clear sky, so it’s not possible to experience the light show every day in the high season. Lofoten, however, has a lot of mountains and mountains 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. Our guides can help you find the best places to catch the Aurora Borealis, typically in the remote areas where there’s less light pollution.
Between admiring the breathtaking surroundings, our knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host will give you an introduction to the local history and culture of Lofoten, as well as share in depth knowledge about the region, wildlife and local culture.