The impressive Lofoten islands are a collection of islands off the north west coast of Norway, connected to the mainland by a series of bridges and waterways. The islands are known for their striking mountains, rugged coastline, glistening fjords and pristine beaches. The scenic backdrop is coloured by the blue hues of the azure sea, the soft pink skies, the dazzling white of the snow-capped mountains, and the brilliant red of the fishermen’s rorbu.
Stretching out on an archipelago from north west Norway, the Lofoten islands are truly a sight to behold. Sitting on the islands, the mountains reach high above the glistening fjord beneath – a jaw-dropping spectacle, which is why Norwegians from the south choose to holiday here. A great number of fishermen used to live here, and their brightly coloured rorbu are now some of the most sought after properties in Scandinavia – perfect for a holiday stay over the sea. The islands are steeped in history and was once the stomping ground from Vikings some 1500 years ago. The Lofotr Viking Museum offers a fascinating insight into the lost Viking world of Lofoten, and is based around the recent excavations of a chieftain’s village near the island of Vestvagoya.
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