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Lofoten Cottages: an Arctic Island Discovery

Lofoten Islands – awe-inspiring landscapes

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Ms F Scrivener  Lutterworth September 2017

Personal highlights - seeing the Northern Lights (get onto the internet to look at the forecast for these - to make sure that you go and take a look at the right time if the forecast is good!). Sea Eagles and lots of wonderful walks - with lots and lots of hill climbs (we are told by our GPS gadget that over the 2 weeks, we walked for around 80 miles and climbed at least 2 miles!). We learned to be wary of pictures of hikers on walking trails against red backgrounds and of talk of ropes and chains to assist with the walks!  These make for challenging, if exhilarating walks!

 

INNTRAVEL NOTE: These customers combined our walk, The Serene Hardangerfjord, with a single-centre stay, Lofoten Cottages - an Arctic Island Discovery

Mrs M Baxter  Maidenhead May 2017

An incredible place with lovely people and stunning scenery! Planned with perfection by the inntravel staff.

Mr M Boon  London September 2016

The Lofoten islands are stunning. The Rorbu cottages in Mortsund provided excellent quality accomodation and were an ideal base from which to explore the islands

Mr R Liddell  Sittingbourne August 2016

This was a memorable holiday.    The accommodation was warm and cosy.    The views from the Rorbu cottage were spectacular as was the Lofoten scenery.    The weather was surprisingly mild (shorts and t shirts when the sun shone).    The highlights were the walk up Justadtind on a stunningly beautiful day; (you could face in any direction and be absolutely gobsmacked by what you saw); the sunsets; the fishing trip down Trollfjord from Svolvaer (with fish soup included).    One recommendation is to be prepared to spend a lot because nothing is cheap!

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Land of the Midnight Sunbathing
“This otherworldly archipelago in the far reaches of northern Norway revealed itself to be a place of improbably jagged, snow-capped mountains surrounded by sea as clear and sparkly as liquid diamonds.”
Carl Wilkinson, Financial Times, 2 March 2012
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Norway – Cod’s own Country
“Tiny fishing communities are scattered along the shoreline, the rust-red ‘rorbus’, their traditional all-wood fishermen’s cabins, standing out against the blue of the ocean.”
Wendy Driver, The Mail on Sunday, 13 January 2009
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