The Lofoten Islands, in the north of Norway, is perhaps the most beautiful place on earth. If you’ve never heard of this heaven-on-earth, check out the Google map below to see where you need to plan your next trip:
Driving along the island is like stepping into a fantasy book. As a former professional photographer I kept rubbing my eyes in disbelief.
It isn’t easy to get to the Lofoten Islands, but that’s why it is such a magical place…not too many tourists! You can fly into the Bodø Airport and rent a car to drive to the island. Make sure that you book a place to stay prior to your arrival, or you may find yourself without a place to stay. I really searched before picking a “hotel”. My wife and I discovered the “Reine Rorbuer“, a breathtaking set of cottages situated on the Reinefjorden in the quaint village of Reine.
Here are a few photos, courtesy of Reine Rorbuer and Norten Andvig:
We spent much of our time exploring the rocky coasts, photographing the mountains, hiking, taking fishing excursions, and just relaxing in our little red cottage.
I was shocked to see that the clear sea water looks like water from the tropics:
Please leave comments below and let me know if you’ve enjoyed the Lofoten Islands. Feel free to ask any questions or to suggest other travel destinations. I will continue to post many more travel destinations in the near future!