What Is It? The Lofoten Islands are famous for their colorful fishing villages with dramatic scenery of fjords, beaches, the sea, and mountains. But there may be none that can beat the village of Henningsvær, home to a population of only around 500.
Why Do It? Postcard perfect, it’s strewn across several small islands and graced by traditional architecture. Until 1983 it could only be reached by boat, giving it the nickname “the Venice of Lofoten.” It’s also one of the best places to spot sea eagles, Northern Europe’s largest bird of prey.
Good to Know: For an unrivaled view of the port and surrounding scenery, take the moderate trek to the nearby peak of Festvågtind.