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Lofoten Island

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Address: Norway
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US$ 161.38*
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Winter Photography Small-Group Tour of the Lofoten Islands
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US$ 71.72*
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3-Hour Nature Winter Hike in Lofoten
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US$ 113.56*
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Winter Full-Day Guided Tour of the Lofoten Islands

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This place is out of world, like really. Bright sun, snow clad mountains , turquoise water, beaches and more. This place is so serene that you will be in continuous awe till the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is out of world, like really. Bright sun, snow clad mountains , turquoise water, beaches and more. This place is so serene that you will be in continuous awe till the time you are here and not want to go back. Absolutely worth a visit. It need a minimum of 4-5 days.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I took an evening ferry from Bødo to Svolvær and stayed there for 3 nights. I think Svolvær has beautiful fjords which spread out all over. You should explore every possible corner to catch the majestic views - the small island opposite the ferry terminal well-worth a visit (especially March when the fishermen dry their cods on the tipi shape... More 

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Thank yeathar H
Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stunning, stunning, stunning is the only words I can suggest for this location. We spent 8 nights here for our photography and Northern Lights chasing and we had a beautiful stay. The Island's are just magical and a must see... 👍

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1 Thank royst1968
Durban, South Africa
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

There is a lot of history in this town about the fishing industry, very interesting. I recommend a guided tour where the history is explained as it is truly incredible how this town has become what it is today. The people are charming and it has a very successful tourism industry.

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Thank Nicky B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We reached Lofoten via a flight from Bodo to Leknes in Dec 26. . We had a total of 6 days and had 1.5 days of good weather. It is a gamble to travel in the winter. We rented a car and drove everywhere, roads are well plowed and cars come with studded tires but two way roads can be... More 

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Thank Donna H
New York
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We travelled in October, when weather is still pretty good, Northern Lights are very possible, and tourists are significantly fewer. All pros in our opinion! Flying to Leknes via Bodo was a good option. Leknes is not very pretty, but is very centrally located and has shops off all kinds to stock up on anything you might need for your... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Two of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure to visit, a photographers dream, my only sadness is that I didn't visit it in its idyllic Winter wonderland state. The places are what you'd envision in your mind while reading fairytale books with its tall wondrous snow capped mountains.

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1 Thank David H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had never heard of the Lafotens until listening to a tour guide explain the history of the area - and I am glad I listened as well as I did! If you looking for something exciting and so on, well, this is not the place. If you are looking for a very interesting place - one of the last... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lofoten Island was so beautiful it was captivating. I wanted to stay for much longer to take advantage of the great weather we had on the day making our stay perfect.

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Thank Bruce H
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The scenery here is amazing. Unfortunately it was raining all day so that was not so good. However, late afternoon we got blue skies as we sailed past these amazing islands. Stunning scenery all round.

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