This week we are taking you to the Lofoten Islands of Norway where winters are like a white wonderland with evening rainbow skies, and summers are like Viking myths beneath the midnight sun.
The beauty of this place is simply staggering” – Lonely Planet
Far above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands are wrapped in majestic mountains that cradle deep fjords and brave the wild waters of the Norwegian Sea. Whether you’re looking for a winter or summer experience, there’s adventure, culture, heritage and pure beauty at every turn.
Episode Two of Vikings Season 4 on the History Channel
Tonight we watched the second episode of the History Channel’s fourth season of Vikings. The opening scene shows Bjorn making a tiresome trek through a snow-covered forest and into a blizzard until he reached a Viking wood-framed cottage.
As soon as I saw this scene, I immediately thought of Lofoten in winter. We know Vikings settled here, and at Lofotr Viking Museum you can experience the Viking Age as it really was. In Borg, Archaeologists have discovered the largest Viking longhouse ever found from the Viking Age. At 272 feet long, it’s been reconstructed as a Viking Museum.
In the warmer months you can go hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting or scuba diving. Lofoten is also one of Norway’s best sites for surfing, and one of the world’s northernmost. The midnight sun in the summer months will let you experience things like golfing at midnight while the dark winter skies bring the allure of the magnificent Northern Lights.
If you’re a Vikings fan, this is a bucket list must do. No matter what month you choose to cross it off, I guarantee it will be a remarkable experience rich with real Viking Age history, untamed adventure and other-wordly, legendary beauty Norway has become known for.