Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Loving Lofoten

The Huffington Post has been showing lots of love for Norway these days. In January, it declared Norway the greatest place on earth, and a few days ago, it posted an article on why Lofoten is one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos. With its dramatic natural landscape, stunning scenery Lofoten is the perfect place to bask in the Midnight Sun.

In the January 2014 issue of Viking magazine, we recommend some fantastic things to do and see in Lofoten. As summer approaches, the islands are sure to be buzzing with tourists, as Lofoten is one of the most visited areas in Northern Norway during the summer. From the end of May to mid-July, travelers can pack in as much activity as they want, as the sun will be up for 24 hours a day.

Here are a few suggested places to check out in Lofoten:

Lofotr Viking Museum: Step back in time and experience Viking life at this living history museum. Enjoy a Viking feast, storytelling and interactive exhibits. Visiting in August? Check out the Viking Festival from August 6-10, 2014.

Lofoten Golf Links: Tee up for some Midnight Sun golfing from mid-May to early August. It’s the only golf course in the world that offers 24 hours of golfing for more than two months.

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Anya Britzius is editor of Viking magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, Minn., and enjoys baking, reading and keeping up on modern Norwegian trends.

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