F i s h i n g
The Lofoten are mostly living from fishing. The stockfish is hanging everywhere to dry in March and April and the charming fishing villages are effervescent. You can find many places that offer fishing trips.
B e a c h e s
The first time I've been to Lofoten, I was amazed to see clear blue waters, giving you the feeling to be in Tahiti, going out of the car and realizing it was 5°C! Beaches are everywhere, but even during summer, don't expect a warm bath. You can also go surfing, especially at Unstad beach.
M o u n t a i n s
From 0 to 800 meters, the particularity of the Lofoten, a succession of mountain peaks in the water. This offers beautiful landscapes, tiny fjords and many possibilities to go hiking for every levels. The only hike I have done was to go to the fabulous beach of Kvalvika (a place where 2 guys spent a whole winter and film their experience).
O n t h e w a y
I've been to the Lofoten using 2 ways, by Bodo (using the ferry) and by the north, crossing Kiruna and Riksgränsen. The ferry enables you to have a panoramic view of the islands, and the northern path make you "cross" the arctic circle, pass by the ski resorts of Sweden and enjoy the radical change of landscape between the 2 countries.