One of Norway’s most photographed places
An arctic paradise
Reine in Lofoten is probably one of the most spectacular places you will ever visit. This fishing village consists of a chain of islands, linked by bridges and winding roads, with Vestfjord on one side, and Reinefjord with its high mountains on the other.
This small fishing village is the municipal center for Moskenes municipality in Lofoten. Today there are approx. 300 people who live here, and the Lofoten fishery plays a particularly important role. The primary industry is fish reception and fish processing as well as some mechanical industry.
In the last couple of years, Reine has become a favorite among travelers. Rorbuene is beautifully situated on the islands, and offers a scenic “taste” of traditional northern Norwegian culture. Here you can experience arctic weather in winter and crystal clear water in summer.
Good tips and some considerations
- Reine is an authentic and active fishing village, remember to pay attention as there may be workers around you.
- Please respect the privacy of locals.
- Our nature and small community are beautiful and pure, please help us keep it that way.
- You are welcome to photograph the stockfish, just keep in mind that it is food so please do not touch.
- During winter, please wear something shiny and reflective – we cannot see you in the dark.
- Reine center consists of small narrow streets, if you have a car you are welcome to use the public parking places.
- Put your trash in the trash bins and help us to keep the town clean and neat.
- Please use public campsites and do not camp elsewhere.
How do you get to Reine?
- Ferry from Bodø – Moskenes and a bus from there to Reine
- Fly to Leknes/Svolvær and take the bus to Reine
- Take the bus from Narvik or Evenes with Arctic Route for summer 2024 – the bus goes all the way to Svolvær and then on to Å in Lofoten.
- Take bus 300, also known as Lofotekspressen, from Narvik or Evenes all the way to Å in Lofoten.
- If you are visiting from Tromsø, you can travel with Arctic Route to Svolvær/Kabelvåg, change buses, and then continue to Reine
Check out www.reisnordland.com or download the app “Reis app” from the App Store or Google Play.
Where is Reine exactly?
Activities in Reine
In addition to the incredible location, Reine also offers a large selection of activities such as kayaking and hiking in Sherpa stairs at Reinebringen. For safety reasons, it is strongly advised against going to Reinebringen in the winter.