Lofoten is a group of islands in Norway.

Lofoten in Norway is an archipelago (group of islands) and a traditional district in the county of Nordland in Norway.

Lofoten has a beautiful scenery with surprising mountains and peaks. It has an open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.

Its largest town namely Leknes, is around 169 km (105 miles) inside the Arctic Circle which is approximately 2,420 km (1,500 miles) away from the North Pole. This amazing specialty makes Lofoten one of the world’s northernmost populated regions. Though it lies within the Arctic Circle. The archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.

Lofoten in Norway
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Sports Activities in Lofoten, Norway

Mountaineering and gemstone climbing

Lofoten offers numerous gemstone climbing and mountaineering openings. It has 24 hours of daylight in the summer and has Alpine- style crests, summits and glaciers at a height of less than 1,200 m (3,900 feet).

Austvågøy and Moskenesøya are the main areas for mountaineering and climbing in Lofoten . Moskenesøya features remote and serious mountaineering whereas Austvågøy is veritably popular area for gemstone climbing.


Lofoten has one of the world’s most unique football pitches. The pitch rests on a rocky island which has no factual seats.


Unstad is one of its better known locales for surfing. Every September browsers from around the world visit to contend in the Lofoten Masters.


There’s a well-pronounced cycling route that goes from A in the south and continues once Fiskebøl in the north. The route is part public road, part cycle- path with the option to bypass all of the coverts by either cycle- path (coverts through mountains) or boat. Business is generally light, although in July there may be a lot of campervans. Some of the further remote sections are on clay roads. There’s a devoted cycling ferry which cruises between Ballstad and Nusfjord, allowing cyclists to avoid the long, steep Nappstraumen lair. The route hugs the bank for utmost of its length where it’s generally flat. As it turns inland through the mountain passes there are a couple of 300–400-metre (980–1,310-foot) climbs.

The Lofoten Insomnia Cycling Race (18) takes place every time around midsummer, possible in the night sun, but clearly in 24-hour daylight, along the whole Lofoten archipelago.
The Arctic Race of Norway, the world’s northernmost professional stage race on road bike which takes place every time in Northern Norway, crossed the Lofoten islets during its first edition in August 2013. As of 2015, the race was planned to be back in 2019 from Thursday 15 August to Sunday 18 August. The earliest two stages will cross the Lofoten archipelago from west to east.

Weather of Lofoten in Norway

Lofoten features a substantially subpolar oceanic climate under the Köppen climate bracket, although some corridor like Skrova features a temperate oceanic climate. Winter temperatures in Lofoten are extremely mild considering its position north of the Arctic Circle – conceivably has the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world relative to latitude. The mild layoffs are a result of the temperate waters of the Norwegian Sea, which is warmed by the North Atlantic Current and the Norwegian Current. The mild air (Lows) from the Atlantic having a free path northwards indeed during winter time is also veritably significant.

Strong winds can do in late autumn and winter. Snow and sleet aren’t uncommon in winter time. The mountains can have substantial quantities of snow, and avalanches may come down from the steep pitches.

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