Skjærgården i Lofoten

The Lofoten coastline consists of thousands of isles and skerries.

Farthest east we find Risvær and Svellingan which consist of over three hundred isles and skerries with an abundant flora, fascinating bird life and white, sandy beaches.

Other major skerries include Oddværan, Valbergflæsa and Henningsværøyene. Further west we find the Sundklakkstraumen strait and Borgvær, and in Røst we find what is probably Lofoten’s most fascinating group of isles and skerries.

In bygone times, large parts of the skerries were inhabited, but have today for the most part been abandoned. The skerries often provide shelter against the ocean, and these areas offer excellent conditions for paddling and bathing.