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6 Family Friendly Things to do in Lofoten

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

Before we get into family-friendly things to do in Lofoten, we must first cover why Norway is a great country to bring your family.

Why Bring Your Family to Norway?

Norway is an ancient and amazing country that almost feels mythical. With its rich nordic heritage and landscape that reaches the skies, it will have you and your children spinning in circles in awe of the amazing views and stories that saturate this country.

Norway is also a very safe country. In fact, it’s often been ranked as the safest country in the world. So, you can rest assured that your family will be well-protected while you enjoy all that Norway has to offer.

Now that we’ve covered why Norway is an excellent choice for a family let's get into Family Friendly things to do throughout Lofoten.

Sail Through Trollfjord

Trollfjord is an untouched fjord with absolutely no development along its coasts and is full of natural beauty. This fjord is one of the most popular fjords above the arctic circle and is a wonderful fjord to sail. World Sea Explorers does a great private 5-hour Trollfjord Cruise that caters to families. Providing stories of the battle of Trollfjord and taking you into the places that large cruises just can't reach. They have a hot tub on board and kayaks and paddleboards for the family to be able to get out on the water if it's a nice day.

This experience is a great way to spend a day with your family in Northern Norway.

Go to the Beach

The beach is a great way to spend a day with a family whether that's building sand castles or just exploring the coastline. Lofoten has a variety of amazing sandy beaches you and your family can spend the day.

Here are just a few.

Haukland Beach

Haukland Beach is a large horseshoe-shaped beach covered with Beautiful white sand and surrounded by stunning natural scenery (as most of Norway is). This beach is a popular location so you will likely see other families both locals and visitors spending their day on the beach. With lots to explore there, you will have no problem staying entertained for the entire day.

Haukland Beach is located an hour's drive east of Svolvær and if you don't have a car there is public transit that will take your family right to the beach.

Unstad Beach

Unstand Beach is a great location to bring the family for a day's outing, especially if your kids are a little older and want to get out on the water. Being the heart surfing in Norway this little beach is sure to get your adrenaline pumping and create some great laughs and memories with the family. This beach has some more boulders covering it but there is still plenty of sand for those wanting to just enjoy a day in the sun. If spending the day on the water or on the beach isn't what you want to do that day it also features a number of hiking trails in the area from Saupstadtinden which is a short hike to Loften Hike 7 which is a larger hike along the coastline.