The Lofoten Islands
With jagged mountains rising out of the sea, small fishing towns scattered along a rugged coast and sandy beaches fringed by fjords, Lofoten is often billed as one of the most picturesque parts of Norway.
Explore ancient civilisations
On the southern islands, adventurous travellers can see vestiges of settlements tracing back thousands of years. The enormous Kollhellaren Cave in Refsvika is a coastal cavern that houses cave paintings that are some 3,000 years old. Tours to this area are most commonly scheduled between May and September.
Located close to Napp village, Storbåthellaren Cave is the oldest known Stone Age settlement in the region. Inside the cave are thick layers left by ancient civilisations around 5,500 years ago. When archaeologists delved into the cave, they found fishing tackle, spears and arrowheads and ceramics as well as human bones.