What is Lofoten Norway known for?
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.
Is there a train from Oslo to Lofoten?
There is no direct connection from Oslo to Lofoten. However, you can take the train to Oslo lufthavn stasjon, take the walk to Oslo airport, fly to Evenes, take the walk to Harstad/Narvik lufthavn, take the bus to Lyngvær øst, then take the walk to Lofoten.
Which airport is closest to Lofoten Norway?
The nearest airport to Lofoten is Svolvaer (SVJ) Airport which is 18.7 km away. Other nearby airports include Leknes (LKN) (26.2 km), Stokmarknes (SKN) (51.2 km), Evenes (EVE) (105.4 km) and Bodo (BOO) (106.4 km).
Who flies to Lofoten Islands?
Both Norwegian Airlines and SAS/Widerøe operate direct flights from Oslo, as well as several other cities in Norway. Harstad/Narvik airport is located somewhat in the middle of nowhere and requires a further 2 hour drive or bus ride to reach Svolvær in east Lofoten or 4.5 hours to Reine in west Lofoten.
Can you fly to Lofoten?
Air travel is the best way to reach Lofoten. There aren’t any direct flights to Bodø or non-stop flights to Leknes or Svolvær. The best option is to fly from Stavanger to Bodø, usually with stopovers either in Bergen, Oslo, or Trondheim, depending on air carrier and route. Travel time is typically around 3.5-5 hours.
How cold is it in Lofoten Norway?
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.
Is Norwegian an easy language?
Due to being a Germanic language, Norwegian is one of the easiest languages to learn by native English speakers. In fact, according to the FSI (Foreign Service Institute) of the US government, an English speaker would need about 575 hours or 23 weeks of practice to become fluent in Norwegian.