I have an unbridled passion for Norway! But you probably already knew that.

The first place I visited in Norway was Oslo and as charming as the city is my obsession with Norway only started this year when we went finally got see the Fjords. (First time was Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Second time was Lysefjord on our hike up to Pulpit Rock.) Essentially, if you’re ever in Norway and find yourself in a city, take some time to step out of the city and experience the natural wonders Norway has an abundance of – that’s truly the part of Norway that will leave you head over hills with this amazing country and desperate to keep visiting!

One place in Norway that always calls to me are The Lofoten Islands. Seeing as we’re birds of a feather, you and I, I’m more than certain that you’ll be able to see why you definitely need to visit The Lofoten Islands once you’ve been through the following…

10 Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Lofoten Islands In Norway

1.) Those amazing sunsets!

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2.) The colourful houses

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3.) The activities you can get up to here. (Fjords, whale watching, diving… The list does go on).

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4.) The magnificent mountain peaks

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5.) The amazing views which act as a brilliant reward for hiking up to anywhere here.

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6.) Trying some stockfish. It’s a tradition that’s over a 1,000 years old. You’ve got to try it!

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7.) Perhaps trying your hand at catching some too?

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8.) And this is a big one – The Northern Lights!

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9.) The long summer days and the chance to see the midnight sun.

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10.) Lofoten’s dramatic and picturesque winters!

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See what I mean? Its a pretty impressive place and definitely one that gets you very excited about visiting Norway!



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  • Wow!! How beautiful!! These pictures are amazing

    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Norway is such a beautiful country. We couldn’t agree more! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Omg that is so beautiful! I have to visit and experience this someday!! ^^ Waow!

    – Veena / mycafe101.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Norway definitely has a huge amount of amazing places to visit. It’s such a vast country that we are always finding new places to put on our list…

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • It looks amazing!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really does Tanja – a place of dreams! 🙂 xx

  • SO beautiful. My big Northern Lights plan to one day rent a glass igloo here http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/

    but… your blog post is making me think Lofoten Island should be on my bucket list instead!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Glass igloo! O-M-Gosh!!! You have no idea how much we want to do that! Have you booked it? If you do go, please tell us all about it!

      They look incredible! Thanks for sharing, Jeni

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I traveled to the Lofoten Islands in August/Sept and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve dreamt about going there every day since I left and find myself constantly looking through my photos. I’m still posting them to Instagram 2.5 months later! It’s one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever traveled to.

    -Shannon http://www.instagram.com/_shannonpalmer

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Okay… officially jealous Shannon. I can only image how amazing it was – what a perfect place to spend the end of summer! I bet it was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience! Wow

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂 xx

  • Katya

    These photos are something! Speechless.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Lofoten Islands are incredible aren’t they!

      xx

  • OMG Norway looks stunning!! Really want to go so badly!

    Jabeen x

    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      We feel the same, Jabeen! We’ve visited Norway twice this year and would love to go back before Spring. What a wonderful country.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • MissLilly

    Breathtaking pictures!!! Rather than going for Bristol right now wish I could be travelling to the Fjords

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Totally. Bristol is cool too! Just no Fjords 🙁 haha!

      xx

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