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The breathtaking Lofoten archipelago lies far above the Arctic Circle, offering staggering beauty and remote wilderness. One of the most captivating destinations in Norway, it’s home to postcard-perfect fishing villages that are tucked in fjords, while rugged coastline with soaring peaks rising straight out of the sea. You’ll find plenty of fabulous Airbnbs that provide a fabulous base for enjoying it all whether you want to experience it under summer’s Midnight Sun or winter’s colorful northern lights.
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Located near the sea on the northeast side of Vestvågøy, this three-bedroom home sleeps up to eight and features panoramic windows that showcase views of the water and mountains. You’ll have easy access to hiking trails, while enjoying complimentary bikes, Wi-Fi and all the usual comforts of home, including a TV and DVD player, a DVD library, full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. Towels and linens aren’t included but they can be rented from your host.
A three-bedroom home just a 10-minute drive from the airport and all the amenities in the town of Leknes, Wakeup Lofoten offers a breathtaking view and a beautiful white sandy beach where you can enjoy the warmth of a bonfire, play in the sand and more. You’ll be immersed in nature, with great hikes right out your door. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a large garden and a hammock for relaxing on a pleasant day. You can also look forward to cozying up to the warmth of the woodstove, that helps complete the fabulous ambiance.
Located by Langevannet lake in the heart of Vesterålen within an hour’s drive of Lofoten, this Airbnb is ideal for exploring both. You’ll enjoy an especially tranquil atmosphere and spectacular water and mountain views while being able to catch trout or salmon right from the terrace. There’s also a wood-fired sauna for relaxing, ideal before or after swimming in the lake. The cabin itself is bright and cheery, with many windows showcasing the beautiful scenery. It includes four bedrooms, sleeping up to six, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Look forward to fantastic ocean views in this Airbnb that overlooks the small village of Nøss. Built in connection with an artist run gallery, it includes a large living room with heated floors, an open kitchen, sitting area, workspace and a large window that faces the sea with a window that has a sliding door facing the mountain behind the house. The second half has the bedroom, a workspace and a bathroom with heated floors. A beach is just steps from your door, and you can enjoy watching the eagles that fly by too.
This historic house in the village of Andenes, the northernmost settlement on Andoya Island, is an original 1913 merchant’s yard, one of the few houses left in the old city center axis after two large fires. The village has a rich fishing history and is northern Norway’s main base for whale-watching, with many other nature-based activities nearby. The house includes a bedroom with two beds, a kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom on one level, while the attic contains two bedrooms. It sleeps up to six guests and also comes with free Wi-Fi and a cozy fireplace.
This three-bedroom cabin features stunning views of the water and mountains, from the inside and out with a relaxing terrace. It’s perfectly situated for viewing the northern lights when they make an appearance and includes a well-equipped kitchen along with many extra-special touches provided by the host. While there is no Wi-Fi this is the perfect place to come and disconnect, simply enjoying the nature that’s all around you.
Just steps from the sea near the center of Reine, an old fishing village that’s often featured in those postcard-perfect images of the Lofotens thanks to its enchanting beauty, the Reine Retro Villa has four bedrooms, sleeping up to nine guests and includes retro-style decor. It also comes with free Wi-Fi, a TV, washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and BBQ for grilling out on a nice day. Bicycles are included for guest use and you’ll be within a short walking distance of a grocery store, restaurants, cafe and museum.
This unique container house is just 30 minutes from Leknes airport, located on a large property that sits at the tip of a peninsula, complete with panoramic views of the open ocean. It accommodates two, making it ideal for a romantic stay with one big bed, a kitchen and a bathroom. There’s also a seasonal hot tub for relaxing with the views. In the summer, enjoy the Midnight Sun in the summer, and in the winter, the northern lights frequently make an appearance here.
This charming seaside cottage for two (or two plus a child) offers a tranquil location with beautiful views of the Steinfjord and Himmeltinden. It’s in the perfect spot for hiking, kayaking and paddleboarding – SUP boards are available for rent through your host. The cottage includes a main room with a kitchenette and a child-friendly daybed, along with a bedroom that has a double bed, and a bathroom.
The three-bedroom Explorers Cabin Lofoten is a Nordic-style cabin that accommodates up to six in the bedrooms and another two on a comfortable sofabed where guests can wake up to an incredible view. Book here and you’ll be immersed in tranquility in an isolated spot while enjoying breathtaking views inside and out, including the Midnight Sun and the northern lights. It includes a full kitchen, Jacuzzi and a bathroom with a sauna, making it especially relaxing to come back to after a day of exploring.
Located near the waterfront and a protected fjord on Austvagoy Island, this cabin offers a slice of paradise in the middle of Lofoten, ideal for exploring all the highlights. It has three bedrooms, sleeping up to six, offering a relaxing retreat where you can just sit back on the terrace watching the birds, including sea eagles, ducks and swans, along with the amazing midsummer light of the Arctic, or the northern lights. It comes with a rowboat and bicycles for exploring, along with a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and fireplace.
Located in the heart of Lofoten, Masibua is a new fisherman’s cabin set in one of the archipelago’s oldest fishing villages, located on the southern side of the island of Vestvågøy. It sleeps up to four guests and includes two bedrooms plus a loft and common area with a living room, kitchen and bathroom, along with a large private pier/terrace for relaxing while enjoying the tranquil sights and sounds of the spectacular surroundings. You can also enjoy cooking out on the BBQ grill. Wi-Fi is included too.
This modern three-bedroom fishing cabin is located in the picturesque fishing village of Henningsvær, which sits across several small islands off the southern coast of the large island of Austvågøy. Some say it’s the most beautiful in all of Lofoten. You’ll have a gorgeous sea view along with easy access to activities like climbing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and more, with great cafes and restaurants nearby. Especially atmospheric, the cabin has an eclectic mix of old, retro and new, books with hiking suggestions and all the desired amenities. It includes an indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, TV, a full kitchen and washer/dryer.
This one bedroom is located in a small fishing harbor on Gimsøy island, which is home to a population of only around 200 inhabitants and has one grocery store and a gas station. While there may not be many humans, there are grazing pastures and marshlands with a number of pools where you can see breeding shorebirds, ducks and Red-throated Divers. The place to go to get away, in the summer you can watch the Midnight Sun and in the winter, when the colorful aurora makes an appearance you can view them from the windows inside. Simple but cozy, it has a full kitchen and a living room with a sofa, cable TV and a dining table, along with a bathroom. Wi-Fi is also included.