If you’re looking for a remote fishing village with unbelievable views then Hamnøy in Norway is for you. It won’t be easy to get there… but the journey will be worth it.
It’s not surprising that photographers flock to this pretty-as-a-picture tiny fishing village on the Lofoten islands.
The Hamnøy Bridge connects the islands Hamnøy and Toppøya and is a prime congregation spot for photographers keen to catch the village at golden hour.
If you want to see the Northern Lights, make sure to go from September to mid-April. You can experience the midnight sun between late May and mid-July and the Elijazzen Festival takes place early in May.
The temperature in Lofoten is much milder than other parts of the world on the same latitude because of the warm Gulf Stream – and there’s lots to do: fishing, hiking, boating as well as visiting local museums and galleries in the area.
The Hard Bit
Once you land at Oslo, hop on a connecting flight to Leknes Airport, and take the E10 road to Hamnøy, either by rented car or by public transport (check the timetable carefully) – an hour’s drive by car.
Alternatively, you can take the train from Oslo via Trondheim and Fauske to Bodø (it takes about 10 hours from Trondheim to Bodø). From Bodø you can take the ferry to Lofoten.
SAA flies to Oslo daily, operated by fellow Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines. From there take a connecting flight to Hamnøy. Book your tickets with SAA today.