With a GDP per capita of $ 99,316  in 2012, Norway is the country in the world with the third highest standard of living, which also makes it one of the most expensive countries in the world! (GDP per capita in France in 2012: $ 41,151  - 20th in the world). The lowest salaries here are around € 2,500/month so it is pointless to hope to find a bargain. For Europeans (or other foreigners from the "Rich North"), Norway is therefore one of the few countries in the world where we do not have strong purchasing power… The price of services when you arrive (accommodation, transport, activities, catering, etc.) are expensive any cannot under any circumstances be compared to those in other countries, particularly poor countries.

GDP source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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 Visitor statistics

100,000 visits and over 1,000,000 pages viewed since the 1st january 2015!

Final consultation statistics for 2015 will be published on the site in january 2016). To find out more about all the Rando-Lofoten visitor statistics with accurate data from Google Analytics, click here

 Increasingly accurate maps!

The Day Walks section has been improved thanks to the work of Frank Ingermann and the fantastic vector map background of Norgeskart.no (Norwegian Mapping Authority - Karverket). Hiking-Lofoten offers hiking guides that are getting ever more accurate and professional. Come and find out about them!

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Northern lights forecast

Discover aurora forecast for Lofoten islands, thanks to NOAA POES satelitte from the "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"

GPS routes

  • The GPS hiking routes are finally available as free downloads from the Hikes section!
  • Discover eight new routes in the Lofoten Islands with detailed Topos from Rando-Lofoten.

Day Length in the Lofoten

The Lofoten archipelago is located above the Arctic Circle, the result of this situation is a period of permanent days in summer and at the opposite a period of permanent night in winter (polar night).

To organize properly your trips and expedition in this region, it is important to take this phenomenon into account due to the high latitude. Discover our sunset/sunrise calendar

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