On the island of Moskenesøya lies the breathtaking village of Reine, part of northern Norway’s Lofoten archipelago. When visiting Norway's famous arctic fjords, many people opt to do a fjord cruise out of the city of Bergen (which is also insanely gorgeous and deserves a separate post), but venturing to Reine in the northern fjords will reward you with an authentic taste of traditional Nordic fishing culture coupled with unparalleled natural beauty.
In Reine, you can stay in one of the colorful rorbus that line the coast. These small cabins were originally a place of lodging for traveling fisherman, but are now often rented out to tourists. Visiting in the summer will allow you to soak in the beautiful vistas by hiking, biking, and kayaking late into the night when the sun is still shining. However, if your goal is to see the incredible northern lights, you’ll want to visit during the aurora season, between September and April.
Regardless of when you visit, you’ll be sure to experience unforgettable and awe-inspiring landscapes.
So is Reine one of the most stunning places in the world?
Take a look at these pictures and decide for yourself!
I certainly think so!