The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in Nordland, Norway. There are just six islands and two small towns between them. With a population of just 24,500 residents, these isolated islands are just north of the Arctic Circle, and are playgrounds for all kinds of thrilling outdoor activities.
Surrounded by rocky, snow covered crags, the Lofoten Islands are one place in this region where visitors can experience the Midnight Sun – meaning that there is sunlight 24 hours a day. This unusual climate might mess up your sleep schedule, but there’s an upside: Activities like kayaking and hiking are accessible 24 hours a day. Lofoten Island hikes offer views of waterfalls and moss covered mountains.