Lofoten attractions: My highlights in the north of Norway.By Elisa | On 7. November 2018 take an adVANture · On November 7, 2018
Lofoten sights and highlights. Did you know that "Lofoten" in Norwegian is actually singular and only misunderstood in German s>
In Norway there are 18 so-called landscape routes, designated routes with unique architecture and beautiful viewpoints. Two of these routes, namely once on the island of Senja and also on the Lofoten, I drove during my road trip through the north of Norway. Along the E10 there are nice spots to explore and enjoy. But you can also find places to the right and left of it whose enjoyment factor in terms of nature is very high.
Å i Lofoten.
A small town on the far end of Lofoten. And if it were not for that particular name, it would even be relatively unspectacular. Here, especially the cinnamon buns should be the object of desire, I have read in the small Lofoten ABC Mela on individualicious . Unfortunately during my stay already the low season was in full swing and therefore no cinnamon roll to find.
A patch of earth where time seems to stand still. On one side the sea, on the other side high mountain flanks and in between a meadow, which one may sometimes share with a herd of sheep. For me, Eggum is the place that shone in the late summer sun and where I saw the northern lights dance from the van.
Close to Grunnfør, just off the E10, there is a small architectural delicacy that has defied the harsh conditions for some time. The house serves as a purist accommodation for cyclists and is definitely worth a photo break.
A beach that could optically be located in the Seychelles, temperature-technically but exactly where it belongs - namely above the Arctic Circle. The sea blue, the sand white and the grass green. And this is exactly where you can set up your tent and even place your bus in the low season. I enjoyed several nights and various meals at Haukland Strand and enjoyed life.
⇒ Hiking tip: The Haukland beach is an excellent starting point for a nice hike on the skytinds .
The fishing village is located on two offshore islands and has not lost its original charm. Despite rain, despite low-hanging clouds - or maybe just because - I enjoyed the little forays through the place very much. Perfect imperfection on every corner, mixed with some murals from Mr. Hmm ??.
A bay that stands for everything that makes up the Lofoten. Rough sea in combination with rugged mountain slopes that plunge steeply into the water. Only accessible on foot, the Kvalvika Beach is a beautiful photo opportunity and the destination of an entertaining hike. A special attraction is a self-made house between two rocks, in which two young Norwegians spent a complete winter season and surfed one wave or another ,
Nusfjord is a small fishing village that can be visited as an open-air museum and in summer even costs admission. Actually almost too perfect nestles here a renovated Rorbu (originally seasonally used fisherman's hut) to the other and now serves as accommodation for tourists. For a bit, the charm was lost to me through this perfection, but maybe it was also due to the constant rain and my wet pants.
If you think of the Lofoten, then you immediately have this one image in your head. From mountains in the background, the sea in the foreground and small houses as a splash of color somewhere in between. I do not have much more to say about the place except that it really is one of the most beautiful photo spots the Lofoten Islands have to offer. More photographic inspiration can be found in Anke and Thorsten von Moose around the world .
Less the place, even more the beach of Unstad is the highlight of the area. Not only that, the nature once again proves to be, you will find at Unstad Beach also probably the northernmost surf spot in the world. Tucked into thick neoprene suits with booties and cap beginners and advanced plunge into the maximum 14 ° C warm water. If you prefer to watch instead of taking part, just grab the camera, coffee and hot water bottle and enjoy the view.
That was my personal overview of the most beautiful places in Lofoten. Let yourself drift, take the gravel roads and stop at each vantage point. Hustle and bustle is out of place, slowness should prevail instead. All further information about a road trip over the Lofoten can be found in a separate article .