Regardless of the time of year, Lofoten provides a journey amid breathtaking natural surroundings. The landscape is both beautiful
and stark. However there are sheltered, protected stretches that can provide some relief from the raw, exposed areas that
show their harshness when the wind is blowing hard. The combination of the untamed ocean and stormy seas, jagged alpine mountains
plunging into the water, tiny sheltered fishing villages and white beaches with crystal clear waters will never cease to enchant
us. That’s also the reason why the road can be so busy in the high season. Then it’s good to know that you can seek out little,
secluded corners and fine detours along the route. There are also many tourists who have discovered that winter can be just
as beautiful as summer. The Arctic winter is the perfect time to see the northern lights, an overwhelming play of light and
colour. You are guaranteed a unique experience with fewer people to share it with. No matter what time of year you decide
to visit Lofoten, you will experience its distinctive qualities, and for many people Lofoten leaves lasting memories. If you
are a fitness enthusiast who at worst can put up with a puff of wind or a shower of rain, cycling is a good alternative to
driving on Lofoten.
Lofoten is particularly well known for its cod fisheries. Between February and April, huge quantities of cod migrate to Lofoten
to spawn. Throughout the centuries this has provided an economic basis for the local population. Stock-fish from the Lofoten
fisheries was the first export product of economic importance for Norway.
There are innumerable options for trips and you can choose how great a challenge you want. There is a variety of options and
most are close and easily accessible. Even in the town of Svolvær and the fishing village of Henningsvær you are in close
contact with the ocean and nature. It almost goes without saying that you should try your hand at the Lofoten cod fishing,
or perhaps a sea eagle safari, a stimulating boat trip in a RIB boat, or you can do your own thing in a kayak or go snorkelling
in the Arctic waters.