Have a winter adventure in Lofoten
Like being at home
Without doubt, the cosiest forms of accommodation are ‘rorbus’. These are old fishermen’s houses with wooden exteriors. They have been converted into hotels equipped with a lounge, kitchen, bedroom, and some of them even offer an outdoor Jacuzzi. Another of their charms are the sea views.
Fishing is a serious business in Lofoten, and they celebrate it to the full. Hundreds of tourists visit the port of Svolvær every year to attend the World Cod Fishing Championship, which is held on 1st and 2nd April. The person who catches the biggest fish wins. It’s captivating how naturally Lofoten uses tourism to exploit the sector that has been the driving force of its economy.
Who said it was cold?
Not everyone dares to surf the giant waves of Lofoten, but neoprene rubber suits have been designed for those brave enough so that they can surf even in winter. Unstad is the best place to throw yourself into an adventure, probably under the watchful eye of a seal.