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UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER ADVENTURES IN LOFOTEN

Welcome to the magic of Lofoten in summer. Enjoy long summer days, pleasant temperatures, and a scenic landscape with majestic fjords, rugged mountains, and pristine beaches.

  • Experience the Midnight Sun when the sun never sets.
  • Long summer days with extended daylight hours is perfect for exploring and enjoying outdoor activities.
  • Lofoten enjoys mild summer temperatures, typically ranging from 10°C to 20°C
  • The dramatic landscape leaves butterflies in your belly, and is the perfect backdrop for any activity.

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WHERE TO STAY

From the most sustainable hotels in Norway to the cosiest fishermen’s cabins in the arctic

Thon Hotel Svolvær

A newcomer to Svolvær’s scene, Thon Hotel Svolvær opened its doors in 2021. Boasting a central location by the harbor, it offers guests spacious and comfortable rooms with stunning views. Indulge your appetite at Brasseriet, their on-site restaurant, featuring a newly installed wood-fired pizza oven. Unwind at the bar, work out in the gym, or relax in the floating sauna.

For the eco-conscious traveler, Thon Hotel Svolvær embraces sustainability. They cultivate their own vegetables in a rooftop garden, and even have a filleting room where guests can bring their catch and learn the art of fish preparation.

Thon Hotel Lofoten

Located almost right next to the above described hotel, Thon Hotel Lofoten offers amenities such as chic rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant (Paleo Arctic), bar and a gym. The hotel is also known for its exceptional breakfast, which is frequently regarded as one of the best in Norway – #1 in 2024! The hotel also offers conference facilities, making it a suitable option for both leisure and business travellers.

Classic Hotels

This hotel chain owns and operate some of Norway’s most charming hotels and fishermen’s cabins. The chain represent historic accommodation with a distinct character with common features being tailoring, quality awareness and a personal host. Classic Hotels in Lofoten includes: Villa Bryggekanten and Henningsvær Bryggehotell—both in Henningsvær (newly renovated 19 Apr 2024), Nyvågar Rorbu Hotel close to Kabelvåg, Reine Rorbuer and Å Rorbuer to the far southwest.

Scandic Hotels

Scandic has the largest and widest network of hotels in the Nordic region. They have a strong focus on sustainability and some great hotels here in Lofoten. Scandic Svolvær is idyllically located on its own island in Svolvær, right in the middle of the harbour. Experience a charming, intimate and cozy hotel with a view of the harbour and the sea. Scandic Vestfjord Lofoten is located right at the ocean entrance to Svolvær. With a unique view of both sea and mountains, this hotel is for the active and adventurous guest. Scandic Leknes Lofoten is centrally located in the town of Leknes, in the heart of Lofoten.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

Nusfjord is a preserved fishing village and was once one of Norway’s leading fish buying stations. This unique cultural heritage makes the village one of Norway’s oldest and best preserved fishing villages, with a long- standing tradition of seasonal cod fishing. Stay at traditional rorbu cabins for lodging in authentic surroundings. Eat at Restaurant Karoline, Oriana Tavern, or Landhandleriet Café. Join one of their many on-site activities. Marvel at the art & culture in Salteriet Nusfjord Gallery.

Svinøya Rorbuer

A great option for travellers looking for a unique and authentic North Norwegian experience! All of the original or more recently built rorbu cabins, rorbusuites and historical houses are cozy and comfortable. The cabins has from one to four twin or double bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and one or more bathrooms with shower. Eat great food at Børsen. Join one of their many adventures! Wind down at their floating sauna.

Skaarungen Basecamp

Choose between a plethora of accommodation offerings: Waterfront Cabins, Family Top Row Cabins, Top Row Cabins, Budget Cabins, Hotel rooms, Glamping, Pioneer Huts. Or stay overnight with a motorhome, caravan or tent. They also offer great food at their restaurant/café, a spa, a sauna, yoga sessions, and plenty of rental equipment for many types of activities.

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Experience Lofoten from the ocean to the mountaintops

Wherever you turn in Lofoten, jaw-dropping views greet you. From below, evergreen mountains rise straight up from the fjords, creating a sense of awe and power. Above, seabirds soar against the vast canvas of the sky, while the silence on the mountaintops invites contemplation. This is your backdrop for experiences here.

Activities with XXLofoten

Unleash your Lofoten adventure with XXLofoten, the leading provider of experiences in the archipelago. Discover a world of possibilities, from thrilling fishing trips aboard a traditional fishing boat with a unique “catch and dine” option alongside Thon Hotel Svolvær, to peaceful kayaking journeys and captivating photo tours. Explore the highlights of Henningsvær, embark on a sea eagle safari aboard a RIB (rigid inflatable boat), or cruise through the majestic Trollfjord. These are just a few of the unforgettable encounters XXLofoten has in store for you.

Activities with Go2Lofoten

Go2Lofoten is a local family business in Svolvær. They offer nature-based experiences and activities ranging from cruises to the Trollfjord aboard the world’s largest sailing Colin Archer ship, traditional wooden boat fishing trips, sea eagle safaris to the majestic Trollfjord via RIB, kayaking, and mountain tours. In the summer you can join them for midnight sun cruises to the various islands in Lofoten.

Have you ever played golf in the arctic? Even better; have you ever played golf under the Midnight Sun? Lofoten Links ranks at #40 in the world according to Golfscape, showcasing its position among the top golf courses globally. And considered by many golfers (including Viktor Hovland) to offer one of the best golfing experiences in the world.

You can also stay close to the course at their Lofoten Links Lodges, with views of the midnight sun! They offer high standard lodges just around the corner from Hov Beach.

Cultural immersion at The Blacksmith in Sund

The Blacksmith of Sund is a small, family-owned business with a long history. Master blacksmith Hans Gjertsen founded both the smithy and the Sund Fishery Museum in 1947. They have remained a cornerstone of the community ever since. In their remote location southwest in Lofoten, you can witness live demonstrations of transitional blacksmithing techniques, buy handmade cormorant figures and souvenirs, and learn about the fishing heritage in Lofoten at the Sund Fishery Museum.

Bonus fact: They have a large collection of Norwegian boat motors, together with some from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and the USA. These motors are from the period c. 1901-1970, and the oldest operable one dates back to 1908.

Fly to Lofoten from Frankfurt

From 16th of May, until the 12th of September, Discover Airlines and the Lufthansa Group leisure carrier flies directly from Frankfurt in Germany to Evenes in Northern Norway. Evenes is located about 2,5 hours from Lofoten.

How do you get around in Lofoten?

Lofoten consist of many islands but are mostly connected by roads through tunnels or across bridges. Some islands are only possible to visit by ferry, such as Værøy and Røst, and others by express boat (on foot).