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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Autumn and Winter Experiences in Norway
A full taste of Lofoten Whether you are arranging a large conference or looking for a team-building experience, Lofoten caters to all. By Maria Knudsen | Photos: Kristin Folsland Olsen
Visiting Lofoten, you might feel like you have stepped into another world – the dramatic landscape, the stunning vistas and the local hospitality take you away from the world you know. Yet the Lofoten archipelago is surprisingly easy to reach, with daily flights to the Evenes and Svolvaer Airports. “I don’t think people realise what we have to offer here,” says May-Britt Paulsen, sales director at XXLofoten, the company that specialises in planning, organising and executing corporate events in Lofoten. In addition, it offers and delivers a wide range of meaningful, naturebased adventures. “Logistically, Svolvær has a new conference centre seating 700 people and a number of meeting rooms. Moreover, there are 600 single rooms in Svolvær, all within walking distance of each other – not to mention numerous teambuilding activities and nature excursions cater-
ing to a broad range of interests for small and large groups.” The consultants at XXLofoten take pride in offering a package that suits each visiting group specifically. As the season changes and winter approaches, visitors can look forward to the eagerly anticipated winter fishing season, which starts at the beginning of February. Arctic cod (‘skrei’) fishing has taken place in Lofoten every winter since the Viking age and forms part of local tradition and cuisine. XXLofoten arranges fishing excursions allowing participants to take their catch from the boat straight to the kitchen for cooking classes. These and other activities allow them to get a full taste of what Lofoten has to offer. For more information, please visit: www.xxlofoten.no
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