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Lofoten is an archipelago located in the northern part of Norway. It is situated within the Arctic Circle and is known for its dramatic scenery of mountains, peaks, and fjords. The islands are connected by a series of bridges and tunnels, making it easy to explore the area.

The archipelago consists of seven main islands, each with its own unique character. The main islands are Austvågøy, Gimsøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy and Røst. The islands are surrounded by the Norwegian Sea and the Vestfjorden, making it a popular destination for sailing and fishing.

The area is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its snow-capped mountains, pristine beaches, and picturesque fishing villages. The Lofoten Islands are also famous for their variety of wildlife, including reindeer, seals, and seabirds.

Historically, the islands were an important fishing center in the Middle Ages. They were also the site of a major naval battle in World War II, when the German battleship Tirpitz was sunk by British bombers. Today, the islands are home to a vibrant fishing industry, with cod and herring being the most popular catches.

The Lofoten Islands are a popular destination for tourists, offering a variety of activities such as hiking, kayaking, and skiing. The area also boasts a number of cultural attractions, including museums, galleries, and traditional fishing villages.

The Lofoten Islands are a unique destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural exploration, the islands offer a wealth of experiences that will make your visit unforgettable.

Excursion tips for a day in Lofoten

Lofoten in Norway is a stunning destination that offers tourists a variety of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here is a list of possible activities to experience in Lofoten:

1. Take a scenic boat tour around the islands and admire the breathtaking views of the mountains, cliffs, and beaches.
2. Visit the Lofoten Aquarium and learn about the local marine life.
3. Go hiking and explore the stunning nature of Lofoten.
4. Visit the Viking Museum and learn about the area's rich history and culture.
5. Enjoy the local seafood and sample traditional dishes.
6. Take a guided tour of the local fishing villages and learn about their unique culture and way of life.
7. Go bird watching and observe the local species of birds.
8. Take a kayak tour and explore the fjords and islands.
9. Go on a whale watching tour and observe the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
10. Visit the local art galleries and admire the works of local artists.

Experience Lofoten with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Lofoten. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Lofoten

Lofoten in Norway has a mild, temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters. In the summer months of June, July and August, temperatures average between 10-20°C, with some days reaching as high as 25°C. Autumn brings cooler temperatures with average temperatures between 5-15°C and a few days of snow. Winter is the coldest season with temperatures reaching as low as -15°C and regular snowfall. Spring brings milder temperatures and longer days with average temperatures between 5-15°C.

Cruise weather for Lofoten

Our weather forecast for Lofoten helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 15.6 °C
16.6 m/s
23.4 m/s
30.9 %
24.1 m
87.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 16.4 °C
11.9 m/s
17.6 m/s
47.2 %
21.7 m
86.4 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 13.8 °C
19.1 m/s
26.3 m/s
93.5 %
22.9 m
85.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 12.1 °C
14.4 m/s
16.6 m/s
58.9 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 12.1 °C
24.5 m/s
24.1 m/s
5.4 %
24.1 m
75.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 12.4 °C
18.4 m/s
18.6 m/s
47.0 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 11.8 °C
26.3 m/s
27.4 m/s
99.1 %
23.4 m
90.9 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 11.9 °C
23.0 m/s
22.7 m/s
63.6 %
23.8 m
87.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 11.9 °C
9.0 m/s
8.3 m/s
51.2 %
24.1 m
81.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 12.7 °C
min: 11.7 °C
36.7 m/s
49.0 m/s
91.4 %
20.9 m
81.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 12.4 °C
min: 10.9 °C
25.9 m/s
27.4 m/s
60.3 %
24.1 m
84.1 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 12.7 °C
min: 12.3 °C
17.6 m/s
17.6 m/s
36.2 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,020 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 12.7 °C
16.6 m/s
18.0 m/s
2.5 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 14 °C
11.3 m/s
11.3 m/s
43.8 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,015 hPa

Cruises to Lofoten

Would you like to travel to Lofoten on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Lofoten.

Scheduled ship calls in Lofoten, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 P&O Aurora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 5th 2025 Thursday, 5th of Jun. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 19th 2025 Thursday, 19th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2025 Thursday, 28th of Aug. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Sep. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 27th 2026 Thursday, 27th of Aug. 2026 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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