It is easy to understand that people can be confused when it comes to the Lofoten Islands, and how it is all connected while also not being connected, but still looking like one island. Just made you bump your head sideways now, huh?
Lofoten islands consists of many islands
From a distance, Lofoten Islands can seem like one big mountain range, but in reality, Lofoten Islands consists of around 80 islands in total. The biggest islands are Austvågøya, Gimsøya, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøya, Moskenesøya, Værøya and Røstlandet. The Lofoten Islands are mostly separated by straits. Between the islands there are also numerous tides such as Gimsøystraumen, Nappstraumen and Moskenesstraumen. Despite being a lot of Islands, there are only two main cities. These are Svolvær and Leknes, and are located in Vågan and Vestvågøy. Here you will find a more modern society with stores, malls and an overall city center area.
The multiple Islands in Lofoten are all connected by the E10 road. The Islands are located north within the polar circle on 67 and 68 latitude, meaning that wherever you choose to stay, Lofoten Islands will bring you the midnight sun during the summer time from mid may to mid july.
The scenery on Lofoten Islands
The landscape surrounding the Lofoten Islands are quite similar for all the islands with flat brims and steep mountains. Most of the rocks are over two billion years old , consisting of granite and syenits. But why is it like this? The shape of the mountain is actually the result of the ice age where the ice rapidly shaped the mountains, creating an alpine scenery. The high mountains surrounding the Lofoten Islands are really a sight for sore eyes. It is also possible to climb the majestic mountains. On top of them you will get an amazing view!
The local fishing huts on Lofoten Islands
In addition to there being wildlife beyond belief and beautiful nature wherever you turn your head, Lofoten Islands are also known for their fishing cabins. If you were to ask any travel agency, they would tell you to go live in one of these. They are a huge part of Lofoten Islands history, and are recommended if you want to truly experience the wonderful atmosphere of Lofoten Islands. The cabins are set upon the water, almost as if they are standing on stilts.. Which in a way they are.
The Lofoten Islands are as amazing as they sound, and if you are looking for a place to stay, we can offer you a good night sleep in our fishing cabins.