Sep 27, 2002

Rather fun to be watching the Norwegian news and suddenly hear that Lofoten is going to compete with California and Hawaii – as a surfing paradise. Lofoten is an archipelago directly north of the Arctic circle. It is dramatic and beautiful, and apparantly offers some great waves. It's not news to the surfers; what is news is the increase in popularity. Here is one personal account I found on the web.

Here is an official tourist site for Lofoten, which is pronounced sort of like LOW-foe-tin. You can also travel there with the coastal steamer, Hurtigruten.

The best starting point for getting there is where I live, of course: Bergen. ;-)