Lofoten Islands Itinerary

Lofoten Islands Itinerary: Complete Guide for First Time Visitors

Julie Itinerary, Norway 12 Comments

The Lofoten Islands are one of the most stunning areas of Norway. This is where majestic mountains meet brilliantly white sandy beaches, fishing villages dot the coastlines, and hiking trails criss-cross their way through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe. If you are planning your Lofoten Islands itinerary, we have a lot of great ideas for you.   …

Northern Norway Itinerary

10 Day Lofoten Islands and Northern Norway Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Norway 77 Comments

The islands of northern Norway are the perfect destination if you enjoy hiking, scenic drives, and jaw-dropping landscapes. On this northern Norway itinerary, road trip from Tromsø down through Senja and the Vesteralen Islands, ending with several magical days in the Lofoten Islands. This is the type of trip where every day just seems to get better than the one before it. …

Top Ten Lofoten

Top Ten Things To Do in the Lofoten Islands

Julie Norway 14 Comments

The Lofoten Islands are a wonderland of jagged mountains, beautiful fjords, and white sandy beaches. This is a spectacular part of Norway to explore, especially for those who love scenic drives, hiking, and being outdoors. If you are planning a trip to Norway, here are 10 awesome things to do in the Lofoten Islands. Best Things to do in the …

Best Hikes in Norway

14 Best Hikes in Norway to Put on Your Bucket List

Julie Norway, Svalbard 9 Comments

If you ask us, putting one foot in front of another on a hiking trail is the best way to experience Norway. Hike along the jagged mountain peaks of the Lofoten Islands, the picture perfect fjords in southern Norway, and through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Stand on iconic Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock and even Kjeragbolten (if you …

Where to Stay in Lofoten Islands

Where to Stay in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

Julie Norway 6 Comments

If you are making a decision about where to stay in the Lofoten Islands, you have a lot of options. Take your pick from rorbuers (fisherman cabins that have been converted into small apartments), hotels, hostels, and campsites. Not only do you have to choose what kind of accommodation to stay in, you also have to decide where to stay. …

Ryten

How to Hike Ryten and Enjoy the View over Kvalvika Beach

Julie Norway 16 Comments

The hike to Ryten has all of the ingredients of a perfect Lofoten Islands hike: sweeping vistas across the mountains and fjords, a fun but slightly strenuous hike to a mountain peak, and a breathtaking view of a white, sandy beach. The icing on the cake is a “mini Trolltunga,” an outcropping of rock where you can get creative with …

Festvagtind

Hiking Festvågtind in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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From the top of Festvågtind, the views over the fishing village of Henningsvaer are breathtaking. This hike is very similar to Svolvaer Fløya and Reinebringen, in that it’s a steep, somewhat unexciting climb to an awesome viewpoint. It’s absolutely worth it on a clear day but consider skipping this hike on a cloudy, rainy day. On the day we hiked …

Matind Hike

Hiking to Måtind on the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail, Vesteralen, Norway

Julie Norway 8 Comments

Norway never ceases to amaze me. You know how you see photos online and think to yourself, “yeah, that looks nice…I’d like to do that.” And you get there and it’s so much better than you thought it would be? For us, that was the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail on the Vesteralen islands. It’s not an overly difficult hike, the views …

Reinebringen Hike

How to Hike Reinebringen (+ Helpful Tips & Photos)

Julie Norway 6 Comments

Reinebringen, with its dazzling view over the fishing villages of Reine, Sakrisøy, and Hamnøy, is the most popular hike in the Lofoten Islands. It’s a hard, steep, challenging hike on long, stone staircases and muddy, rocky trails, so it’s not to be underestimated. Don’t let the short distance fool you…it’s a tough hike and you need to have a good …

Segla Hike

How to Hike Segla, One of Senja’s Most Popular Hikes

Julie Norway 14 Comments

The hike up to the summit of Segla is one of Senja’s most popular hikes. And this was our main reason for visiting Senja. Many visitors skip past Senja, heading directly to the Lofoten Islands. But those people are missing out seeing a gorgeous part of Norway and some hidden gems. That’s fine…that means less crowded hiking trails for people …

Best Norway Photos

Discover Northern Norway: Northern Norway Photos & 4K Drone Video

Julie Norway 15 Comments

Without a doubt, northern Norway is one of the most spectacular places we have been. With rugged coastlines, small harbors filled with picture-perfect red fishing cabins, winding roads through the mountains, and beaches that look like they belong in the Caribbean, northern Norway is a delight to explore. We spent just over one week road tripping through northern Norway. Our …

Svolvaer Floya

How to Hike Svolvaer Fløya & Djevelporten in the Lofoten Islands

Julie Norway 8 Comments

There are two ways to get a spectacular view over the town of Svolvaer…hike to the top of Svolvaer Fløya or climb Svolvaergeita. We did both on the same afternoon, making this one of our most memorable days in the Lofoten Islands. Svolvaer is one of the largest towns in the Lofoten Islands. Fløya is the mountain that forms the …

Ornfloya

Ørnfløya, A Short but Sweet Hike in Sommarøy, Norway

Julie Norway 2 Comments

The view from Ørnfløya over Sommarøy is gorgeous! The hike up Ørnfløya is short and easy, perfect if you like the idea of getting an amazing view with minimal effort. This hike can be done as a day trip from Tromsø or if you are road tripping through Norway. How to Hike Ørnfløya Ørnfløya Hiking Stats Distance: 1.5 miles round …

Svolvaergeita Norway

Complete Guide to Climbing Svolvaergeita in the Lofoten Islands

Julie Norway 14 Comments

Svolvaergeita, also called “The Goat,” is a pinnacle of rock that is a popular rock climbing spot in the Lofoten Islands. It is named The Goat because of the two horns of rock that sit atop the rock. Those with a sense of adventure can climb to the top of Svolvaergeita and those who are just a little bit crazy …