Located off the northwest coast of Norway, Lofoten's four main islands cover 170kms and are all connected by road. The islands are home to towering peaks, sheltered bays and gorgeous seaside fishing villages.The best way to take all the sights in is to do it the way the Vikings did many centuries ago - on the high seas. You can do this by boarding a Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer.
The eleven-day journey begins in Bergen, but the highlight is definitely the three days you spend cruising the Lofoten Islands. Hurtigruten Steamers have been travelling the Norwegian coastline since 1893 and there is a range of rooms available so that you can bunk down for the night.The journey covers 4000kms and visits 34 ports.
When you reach the pretty fishing port of Svolver it is recommended that you step ashore to explore the islands on foot. One of the must-sees here is Espolin's Gallery, whose work explores the struggles of the coastal people out on the high seas. Only half an hour's drive from the gallery is the village of Henningsvaer, home to a bunch of local art and craft shops as well as offering you even more magical views.
Hero Image Mountain view in Lofoten Islands - By Andrei!