Discover the Lofoten Islands
Norway’s holiday destination
Lofoten is located on the Northern end of the long narrow countryside of Norway. It is nestled by the Norwegian sea and the rugged mountains known as the Lofotveggen (the Lofoten wall), which from a distance appear to form a straight line.
Lofoten is Norway’s outdoor adventure destination. It offers such a variety of experiences from fishing, surfing to hiking, skiing and of course viewing the amazing Northern Lights. It’s rugged beauty and seemingly untamed and rugged mountains that surround the area is an attraction for nature lovers and adventurers alike. You can experience rafting across the deep fjords or taking time out to watch the abundance of nature that surrounds the area or discover the deep Viking history that they celebrate as part of the local history.
The Lofoten region becomes an inspiration for artists as its every changing landscape, light and weather conditions present an ever-surprising array of landscapes and light to capture either via drawing, painting or photography.
The Lofoten community prides itself on their stunning natural backdrop so much so they have applied for and are in the process of becoming a certifiable sustainable destination. The long-term benefits of the acknowledgment and certification is their rich history and breathtaking natural wonders will remain as stunning in the future are they are today.
Whilst the Lofoten Archipelago is in the north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway and is located between the 68th and 69th parallels it enjoys a milder climate compared with other parts of the world at the same latitude, like Alaska and Greenland, thanks due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream. However, the weather is highly unpredictable in Lofoten. There is no reason to worry as the conditions and light changes constantly. Please be sure to read our clothing list to ensure you are adequately prepared for all weather possibilities.
March weather – the end of the Winter month of March provides more predictable Winter conditions. It is the quintessential white, wintery scene with snow-capped mountains, regular snowfall and less rain. The light conditions and sun hang around long enough to make the most of a day’s photography offering plenty of opportunities. The Northern Lights are also visible in the night skies with March and September having one of the highest rates for seeing them in Lofoten.
September weather – the autumnal month of September brings more unpredictability to the weather, but it is the best time to experience Lofoten, whether in the midst of a rainstorm or on a crystal-clear day. It doesn't get too cold in September and can often be sunny and warm. September brings out the many beautiful colours of Autumn as the leaves start to turn from green to gold and orange. It also sees the return of the Northern Lights after Summer as the night skies become darker. September along with March is rated as one of the highest chances to see the Northern Lights with prime time viewing from 9pm to midnight.