Autumn in Lofoten

Did you know that you can mostly experience autumn in Lofoten in the same way as summer? The biggest difference is that there are far fewer tourists and that you have to dress a little differently. The weather changes more often and faster. The days are shorter and the colours are different.

If you appreciate beautiful autumn colours, spectacular nature, coastal culture, local food experiences, varied weather and cozy moments in a warm rorbu cabin, then Lofoten is a perfect destination in the autumn.

Nature experiences and activities

The autumn offers many exciting nature experiences and activities. Mountain hikes in the fall are amazing! You can actually get the most popular tours all to yourself. In walking distance from Svinøya Rorbuer you can reach several popular mountain hikes with varying degrees of difficulty.

If you have a rental car, we can give you directions to a number of other fantastic hikes in Lofoten. To get more out of the trip and learn more about Lofoten, it is of course best to book a tour with a guide. Svolvargeita can also be climbed in the autumn, until 30th September.

Mountain hike - Svolvar
Foto: Kristin Folsland Olsen

The Northern Lights in Lofoten is a magical experience for everyone and is in itself a good reason to visit Lofoten. People come from all corners of the world to experience this light phenomenon. In the autumn you can experience beautiful sunsets followed by a spectacular northern light dancing in the sky.

Photo: Odd-Petter Tanke Jensen

Fishing in Lofoten is always a great experience, even in the autumn. With your own fishing guide, you increase the chance of catching fish significantly.

Sea eagle safari including a trip to the Trollfjord with RIB is something you should not miss when visiting Lofoten. The trip from Svolvær up towards Trollfjorden is magical in autumn colors and we can guarantee a completely unique close contact with the sea eagles.

Trollfjord & sea eagle safari

You can also experience magical moments from the kayak in the autumn. Join a skilled kayak guide on a trip between Lofoten's islets and reefs.

Sea kayak in Lofoten
Foto: Kristian Louis Jensen

Local dining experiences

Lofoten offers good local food experiences all year round. At Lofoten's many renowned restaurants, you can feel the taste of our fantastic food region. In our renowned fish restaurant Børsen Spiseri on Svinøya, delicious traditional dishes are served, including stockfish and Lofoten lamb. In October you can taste Berg's famous Lutefisk.

Børsen Spiseri - good mood
Photo: Tommy Simonsen

Art & culture in Lofoten

For generations, Lofoten has attracted artists and creative people who seek inspiration in our mighty and magnificent nature. In Lofoten you will find small and large art galleries, studios, glassblowers and workshop outlets. In our immediate area Svolvær, Kabelvåg and Henningsvær you will find most of them.

Photography in Lofoten

Spectacular, exotic nature with high mountains, fjords and chalk-white beaches makes Lofoten a paradise for photography for both professional and hobby photographers. Autumn and early winter give you magical lighting and exciting contrasts. It is your own creativity that gives you the very best motifs whether it is in a good autumn storm or in a glowing sunrise. In the course of a day you can get a sense of all four seasons. In the evening and at night, of course, the northern lights are a spectacular phenomenon to photograph in different settings.