Saturday, 19 December 2015

Five Reasons to Visit the Lofotens

During the travel around the Lofontens, it sometimes seems that you are on a postcard – the surrounding scenery is so spectacular that you cannot believe that it is real! 

Trollfjord, Lofotens

Certainly, there are many more than five reasons to visit this fantastic point of unspoiled nature and breathtaking landscapes! 

1. TO WIN SVOLVÆRGEITA 

Svolværgeita, Norway

Svolværgeita is a 150-meter tall pinnacle at the southwest face of Fløyfjellet on the island of Austvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. The 569-metre high Fløyfjellet is located on the edge of the town of Svolvær. Dominating the surrounding scenery, Svolværgeita is legitimately one of the major sights of the Lofotens. 

2. SURF AT UNSTAD BEACH 

Norway, Lofoten

Small Unstad Beach is situated on the northern part of the Vestvågøy island. In recent years, it became a favorite point for both experienced and new surfers. Here mighty waves of the Atlantic ocean create unspeakable harmony with a fantastic surrounding scenery. If you do not like surfing, take a walk from Unstad to Eggum Beach along picturesque passes. 

3. EXPERIENCE TROLLFJORD 

MSNordkapp Trollfjorden

If you are fond of kayaks, cruise or motor boats, enjoy the unbelievable nature of the Trollfjord! The Trollfjord is a 2 km long sidearm between the Norwegian archipelagos of Lofoten and Vesterålen. With its narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains, Trollfjord cuts westwards from the Raftsundet strait. The name is derived from troll, an important figure from Norse mythology. 

4. GO TO THE BEACH 

Ramberg beach, Norway

If you find 10-12 degrees as an appropriate water temperature, then you will be definitely delighted by numerous sandy beaches of the Lofotens: Haukland, Ramberg, Kvalvika, Delp, Rørvik, Kalle. 

5. ENJOY THE NATURE AND CULTURE 

The Lofotens offer so many beautiful routes! Moving from one part of the archipelago to another brings you unique experience because you can find different types of mountains and different landscapes on these five islands. 

Reine fishing village at dusk, Norway

Moreover, you can try local food: cheese, spices, bread. Or buy hand-made goods of local artisans: jewelry, woolen clothes, and glass. 

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