Reine in Lofoten

Bucket list place to visit in Lofoten

The breathtaking village of Reine is located on the island of Moskenesøya on northern Norway’s Lofoten archipelago. With red and white fishermen’s huts dotting the shoreline and surrounding peaks of granite shooting out of the Reinefjorden, the village has earned a reputation as “the most beautiful place in the world” and it might just be. Pictures will show the looks of Reine is very different depending on season. Nevertheless it was magical in March when we visited.

Hiking to Reinebringen is very popular. This steep path leads to one the biggest viewpoints on all the Islands: an epic panorama of Reinefjorden and the Lofoten Wall.  The trail can be found west of town just past the tunnel after driving through Reine town. Reinebringen is only about 450 meters high but we heard the hike is steep and slippery. We really wanted to give it a go, even with the kids, however the whole trail was covered in ice.

Instead we enjoyed the town, found a small café to have a cup of hot chocolate, threw lots of snowballs from the Reine bridge and bought a huge, freshly caught cod from one of the local fishing factories (we ate of it for 3 days and was the best fish we ever had).

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