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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Autumn and Winter Experiences in Norway
Use the magnificent Lofoten archipelago to combine plentiful fishing opportunities with stunning ski treks and Northern Light watching.
An ideal combination of fishing and skiing Renowned for its superior fishing waters, where abundant populations of cod amass near the coastline to spawn in the winter and early spring, Lofoten is the ideal destination for travellers looking for an inimitable out-of-doors experience. Weave this qualification together with breath-taking mountain landscapes, the Northern Lights and the summer period’s midnight sun, and a stay in this northern Norwegian archipelago is sure to be one for the books.
available. Beyond skiing, mountain hiking, fishing and Northern Lights watching, diving, surfing and kayaking is popular, as well as the sea safari – letting you take in the picturesque sight of UNESCOrecognised wooden cottages in nearby Nusfjord.
By Julie Lindén | Photos: Courtesy of Hattvika Lodge
“It’s so rich in contrasts,” says Hattvika Lodge Manager Kristian Bøe when I ask about the particularities of Lofoten. “The mountains are made for all types of skiing during the winter season, while the Northern Lights watch over you at night. Return in June and your mountain trek can be made by foot or mountain bike, and the lights are ever-present in another form: the midnight sun.” Bøe is understandably enthusiastic about the nature surrounding his lodge, a business that has crafted its unique selling point by providing access to nature experiences that in many cases would pass visitors by. “We let visitors go out to sea with professional fishermen, meaning
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people who have been fishing for a living for years and years. They know where the big populations gather, something which heightens the experience for guests who arrive knowing what the Lofoten fishing season has meant for Norwegian export throughout the years,” Bøe muses, referring to an industry which in Norway is only surpassed by that of oil extraction. At Hattvika Lodge, great emphasis is also put on tailor-made business events. Perfectly suited for companies both large and small to host seminars such as strategy/management meetings or customer events, Hattvika has made a conscious decision to make the most of their location in order to offer the best activity plans
Back at the lodge a warm bed and characteristically clean dining awaits, the latter prepared by professional chefs focused on cooking up locally-sourced meals with an eye to tasty perfection (hint: try the savoury lamb dishes, made from lamb brought up in pure, saline mountain terrains, besides the obvious – the cod). “We look forward to welcoming each and every guest, and we promise to go to every length to make sure they leave with a smile on their face,” says Bøe.
For more information, please visit: www.hattvikalodge.no
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