Summer Vacation in Lofoten
Midnight Sun, humble people, epic nature, fascinating art, culture and food.
Why travel to perhaps one the world’s most beautiful islands?
Summer in Lofoten is azure beaches, irreducible mountainsides, and a sun that never sets. The landscape invites you to frolic and have fun in its wild and beautiful scenery!
Lofoten is unique even for Norwegians. With steep, tall mountains that shoot straight up from a salty, turquoise colored ocean. The rapid changes in weather make you feel alive, a reason perhaps, for why the locals are so warm and humble? Here, you will find a stunning scene when you arrive: Natural, green, blue and epic – a perfect back drop for any adventure.
Epic Adventures & Experiences Awaits
Unique Stays in a Picturesque Landscape
The Lofoten Islands in Norway
Far out west from the mainland, in the middle of the sea, lies the archipelago of Røst.
Steep mountains, rich bird life and long fishing history are some of the things you can experience at Værøy.
Lofoten’s most dramatic landscape and perhaps Norway’s most photographed area.
Here you will find activities on land or sea. Want to surf or immerse yourself in art and culture?
Here you will find Lofoten’s largest fishing village, great hiking areas and a well-developed range of services.
Consists of Austvågøy and Gimsøy and offers good cultural and accommodation facilities. Here you will find history dating back to the year 8000 BC.
- Air: You can fly with Norwegian or SAS to Bodø airport (BOO/ENBO) and then continue with Widerøe to Svolvær, Leknes or Røst. You can also fly to Evenes/Harstad airport (EVE) and hop on the Airport Express Bus to Svolvær (bus tickets here).
- Sea: The coastal voyage Hurtigruten sails daily from Bodø to Stamsund and Svolvær at 15.00 (3pm). The express boat Nordlandsekspressen connects Bodø with Skrova and Svolvær.
- Bus: There is a bus service from Narvik via Evenes, Harstad/Narvik Airport (EVE) to Svolvær and local routes from here to other destinations in the archipelago (bus tickets here).
You can use the local bus to go to most of the places along the E10, but the bus does not go very often to places outside the main road. So plan carefully if you want to return the same day. If you prefer to be more flexible with your timing, a rental car may be the best option.
As Lofoten is located relatively close to the Arctic Circle, it’s not among the places with the longest Midnight Sun season. If you want to see the Midnight Sun in Lofoten, you should travel here sometime between 28 May and 14 July.
The exact dates vary slightly from place to place. Check this list to see when the sun does not set at selected Lofoten gems.
You can see the midnight sun on the outer (northern) side of Lofoten or from the top of a mountain. Here are the best ways to experience the midnight sun.