The Lofoten Islands remains one of those places where every season is unique and offers something completely different than the other. The autumn in Lofoten is a parade of colors and sees the chains of islands move from the insomnia of summer into a more calm and relaxing fall vibe. Here are our top 5 tips for a unique adventure in Nusfjord in the fall:
While many associate winter and spring with peak fishing season, the fall also offers its share of open ocean thrills. Expect to catch some of the biggest fish of your life, as our own fishermen and captain Jan Martin take you out of Nusfjord on one of our Lofoten fishing boats.
The orange and yellow colors of autumn make hiking at this time of the year an absolutely breathtaking experience. Head out on one of the old trekking paths across the mountain, or join one of our guides to a hidden gem around the next corner. With panoramic views on nearly every mountain top, the Lofoten Islands offer some of the best hiking in Norway.
3. Northern lights
While we've experienced the northern lights as early as August, September and October tend to be the seasonal introduction of this mesmerizing phenomenon. As the charged particles from the sun interact with oxygen and hydrogen in the atmosphere, the sky lights up with dancing beams of green, yellow, pink and red. With its secluded location, Nusfjord remains a great place to witness it all.
Lofoten is well-known for its amazing ingredients, with stockfish being the tip of the spearhead. Meat, cheese, and local vegetables are also in peak season in the fall, and in Nusfjord you get to take part in everything from harvesting to enjoying century old perfected dishes at one of our three restaurants.
With the active lifestyle of daytime and northern lights at night, the Arctic spa at the resort triumphs as a must-do nearly every day. Restore in the sauna or enjoy dancing northern lights in the wood-fired hot tub, as the jagged peaks around you wrap you in an Arctic blanket of relaxation.