Located 800 miles from Oslo and 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten archipelago is known for its remote, rugged beauty. Painters and authors have long drawn inspiration from the islands, which make appearances in many Norwegian paintings and the work of Jules Verne.
Why is Lofoten so warm?
The mild winters are a result of the temperate waters of the Norwegian Sea, which is warmed by the North Atlantic Current and the Norwegian Current. The mild air (Lows) from the Atlantic having a free path northwards even in winter is also very significant.
Can you see the Northern Lights from Lofoten?
Lofoten is situated just beneath the auroral oval, a belt of light that encircles the geomagnetic poles and provides some of the best chances of seeing the northern lights.
Are there fjords in Lofoten?
Fjord & Ocean One of the most famous fjords in Norway, Trollfjorden, is easy to reach by boat when you are in Lofoten. The narrow and magical fjord is surrounded by mighty mountains, and if you look closely, you can discover the outline of a troll in the mountain wall.
How cold is Lofoten?
Overall Lofoten Travel Experience by Season Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month.
Are the Lofoten islands worth visiting?
Lofoten is a mecca for hiking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, skiing, Arctic surfing (in the summer AND winter), and cycling. The tourism scene there has a very young vibe, with lots of budget accommodation, and even the luxury accommodation markets itself towards adventure seekers.
When should I go to Lofoten Islands?
The best time to visit the Lofoten Islands is any time outside of December and January, when the sun doesnt rise at all. The calendar either side of these dark days offers abundant treats, from the Northern Lights in winter, orca spotting in spring and excellent hiking and biking in summer and autumn.
Does Lofoten have snow?
Average temperatures in Lofoten vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year.
What is the current temperature in Lofoten?
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Where is the best place to see Northern Lights?
The best places in the world are usually closer to the Arctic Circle, including Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. But dont limit yourself: You can also spot the southern lights in the southern hemisphere.