Regardless of whether or not you were involved in hauling in the fish, you will benefit from being outdoors in Lofoten. The blue daylight during short winter days, the Northern Lights that tint the sky with a hint of green—or that explodes in a blaze of white and red-purple dance. Mountains that climb straight out of the sea. Jagged tips and peaks. And a myriad of boats.
Go out on the water. This is where it's at! Or up the mountains. You can almost see more skiers than fishermen in the winter in Svolvær now. Lofoten has become a mecca for skiers.