Where can I see the Northern Lights in Lofoten?

Perfect place for Northern Lights photographers Svolvær is a vibrant small town in Lofoten. From Svinøya in Svolvær you can take fantastic northern lights pictures of the city, with the sea in front and the Lofoten Mountains in the background.

Who owns the Lofoten Islands?


Major islands Austvågøy, Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy, Moskenesøy, Værøy, Røst
Area 1,227 km2 (474 sq mi)

Is Lofoten above the Arctic Circle?

Located 800 miles from Oslo and 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten archipelago is known for its remote, rugged beauty.

How is Lofoten pronounced?

Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘Lofoten’:

  1. Break ‘Lofoten’ down into sounds: [LOH] + [FOH] + [TUHN] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
  2. Record yourself saying ‘Lofoten’ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.

When and where is the best place to see the northern lights?

Northern Iceland Head north, just underneath the Arctic Circle, though, and the Aurora Borealis season is longer. Around Akureyri, where several viewing tours depart from, and countryside hotels provide perfect in-your-own-time sighting opportunities, the season runs from September to April.

Can you see the northern lights in Lofoten in August?

When to see northern lights in Lofoten Islands You can see the Northern Lights in the Lofoten Islands from 8 am to 9 pm. August to October. The Northern Lights can be seen from the end of August. But its intensity is not strong and the night is still very short.

Is Lofoten worth visiting?

Lofoten is a mecca for hiking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, skiing, Arctic surfing (in the summer AND winter), and cycling. The tourism scene there has a very young vibe, with lots of budget accommodation, and even the luxury accommodation markets itself towards adventure seekers.

Do you need a car in Lofoten Islands?

If you want to travel Lofoten not only efficiently but as inexpensively as possible you will need a car. It helps to remember that Norway is one of the more expensive countries to travel. You could travel Norway’s Lofoten Islands on public transport, there are buses that run along most of the E-10.

What is the closest town to Arctic Circle?

Arctic Circle Norway The Arctic Circle runs through the middle of Norway a few kilometers north of Mo i Rana in Helgeland which is the closest town to the Arctic Circle, hence the nickname “the arctic circle town”.

Do the northern lights happen every night?

There is no official season since the Northern Lights are almost always present, day and night. Caused by charged particles from the sun hitting atoms in Earth’s atmosphere and releasing photons, it’s a process that happens constantly.

What month is best to see the northern lights?

April to August To see the Northern Lights you need dark skies and from early-April until late-August, the Aurora may be blazing across the Arctic firmament but it is visible only to scientific equipment, as the skies are just too light for the human eye to see the show.

Where can you see northern lights in August?

Northern Lights, Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks sits in the auroral oval, a ring-shaped area around the North Pole, and it’s one of the best places in the world to see the lights. They’re often visible from August to May, becoming more intense between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.