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Winter in Lofoten

So what is it like in Lofoten during the winter? Darkness and stormy weather? Yes, that too, something which in itself can be an exhilarating experience – also for those who are not use to such conditions.

The peculiar light conditions in Lofoten have attracted artists for decades, and they have found their inspiration in the abundant countryside, powerfully characterised by mountains that climb dramatically out of the sea. As a result of flourishing artistic community, the region boasts many art galleries that are well worth a visit.

The winter weather in Lofoten often varies dramatically. In the western and southern parts, there is hardly ever snow and seldom any frost. The mountains of "Vågakaillen" and the "Svolvær Goat" in the east and north often don a winter coat, but even in these parts of Lofoten, the weather fluctuates between rain and snow throughout the winter.

Lofoten is not, however, dominated by a quirky and changeable climate.

The winters are often characterised by long periods of easterly winds carrying stable weather and calm seas. That is when the sea is harvested.

What has made Lofoten famous throughout the ages, is the abundant winter cod fishing that hasalways formed the basis of existence for the local inhabitants.

Finally, a little reminder: It is a good idea not to have too much on your winter itinerary when in Lofoten, because the days here are constantly infused with cultural titbits that you simply have to include on your agenda, once you have become aware of the opportunities available to you.

See also our spectacular
winter programmes

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