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What to do in Lofoten, Norway in the summer

Are you looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure this summer? Look no further than Lofoten, Norway. This stunning archipelago, located above the Arctic Circle, is a paradise for adventure seekers.

‍Must-try Summer activities

With its dramatic fjords, majestic mountains, and crystal-clear waters, Lofoten offers a range of exciting activities for all levels of experience.  

Get there from Tromsø via our Tromsø-Lofoten bus route, from Narvik via our Narvik-Lofoten bus route and from Sweden, reach Narvik with the Vy trains to Narvik. 

1. Kayaking in Lofoten

Kayaking is one of the most popular summer activities in Lofoten. The archipelago is filled with sheltered bays and fjords that are perfect for kayaking.

If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with a guided tour to get a feel for the sport.  

2. Hiking and camping in Lofoten

camping in Lofoten summer

Lofoten is a hiker’s paradise, with a range of trails that offer stunning views of the archipelago’s rugged landscapes.

From gentle coastal walks to challenging mountain hikes, there is something for every fitness level. Camping is also a popular activity in Lofoten, with campsites located throughout the islands.

Whether you prefer to camp in a designated site or wild camp in the wilderness, Lofoten offers a range of options for outdoor enthusiasts. 

3. Surfing and paddle boarding in Lofoten

Surfing and paddle boarding are two of the most exciting water-based activities in Lofoten.

The archipelago offers a range of surf breaks that are perfect for all levels of experience. If you’re a beginner, try taking a lesson to get a feel for the sport.

For more experienced surfers and paddle boarders, Lofoten offers a range of challenging breaks that will test your skills.

paddle boarding in lofoten

4. Sailing and cruising in Lofoten

Sailing and cruising are two of the most popular ways to explore Lofoten’s stunning coastline. The islands are surrounded by the Norwegian Sea, which provides endless opportunities for sailing and cruising.

Whether you prefer a leisurely cruise or a more adventurous sailing trip, Lofoten offers a range of options for all types of travelers. 

boat trip in lofoten fjords

If you’re looking to explore Lofoten by sailboat or cruise ship, see our sailing tours here: 

One of the most popular options is the Hurtigruten, a coastal ferry that travels along the Norwegian coast, including stops in Lofoten.

Check out our Round trip by bus and Hurtigruten ship into Trollfjord from Lofoten. 

cruise boat in fjord lofoten

5. Whale watching - a glimpse of wildlife

Lofoten is home to a range of wildlife, including whales.

Whale watching is a popular activity in Lofoten, with a range of tours available that will take you out to the best spots to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.

The most common species of whales in Lofoten are sperm whales and killer whales, which can be seen throughout the summer months. 

Check out our Whale-Watching from Svolvær tour. 

whale tail

6. Fishing in Lofoten

fishing on boat

Fishing is a traditional way of life in Lofoten, and it’s also a popular activity for visitors. The archipelago is home to a range of fish species, including cod, halibut, and trout.

Whether you prefer to fish from shore or from a boat, Lofoten offers a range of options for anglers of all levels of experience.

Try out this 3-in-1 sailing, hiking and fishing tour to Skrova and Litlmolla. 

Summer in Northern Norway

As the weather can be unpredictable in Lofoten, it’s important to pack appropriately.

Always pack warm, waterproof clothing and gear here are some tips on what to pack and wear on your trip.

Make sure to look up the local regulations according to the activities you plan 

Lofoten is a unique destination that offers a range of exciting activities for adventure seekers.

Whether you’re a kayaker, hiker, surfer, sailor, whale watcher, or angler, Lofoten has something for you. With its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, Lofoten is an adventurer’s paradise.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Lofoten today and unleash your adventurous side! 

 Check out all of our packtivities here and our activities here.

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