Winter colours! Lofoten in its winter costume displays a palette of deep reds and blues until after the New Year when it changes to the clearest pastel colours you could imagine. The sun dips below the horizon creating colours the likes of which will not be seen at any other time of the year making this an extra special time.
This is the time when the skrei arrive from the Barents Sea to mate in Vestfjord, while fishermen from all along the coast equip themselves in the fishing villages in order to take part in the annual Lofotfiske. Restaurants serve Atlantic cod, fried cod tongues and cod neck marinated in red wine, and chefs prepare food using top-quality raw foodstuffs. It’s time for a feast in Lofoten! Perhaps you would like to take part in the annual World Championship in Cod Fishing that is held every year in March?
Short days mean that you have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Sometimes they show themselves as a veil of warm green tones, while at other times they flare across the sky as a colour inferno that goes from white to a reddish-purple. Suddenly they’re there, and just as suddenly they might disappear – a natural firework display.
Join in a snowshoe trek, a fishing village hike, or a circle dance at the home of a Norse chieftain in Borg. Perhaps a trip to the Trollfjord or an eagle safari sounds tempting? Or will you test yourself on one of the world’s best surfing beaches?
Welcome to winter in Lofoten. You’ve got to experience this.