Island of Panagia - From Parga, Greece
The western Barents Sea region contains some of Norway’s most impressive nature experiences. Lofoten is an archipelago of islands stretching across the Arctic Sea which offers a breathtaking view of the midnight sun during summer and a perfect chance to experience the Northern Lights in wintertime. This remote region of Norway is known for its superb fishing, with cod and herring providing the nation’s staple meal. Visit ancient fishing villages, wander the lively harbours and explore the rugged coastline of Lofoten.Here you can also take an adventurous hike to its highest mountain, Tjeldbergtinden, for unparalleled views of the peaks and valleys of the islands. To experience a different side of Norway, you cannot miss the chance to explore the Coastal steamer route. This slow, scenic journey on the Hurtigruten Boat, goes from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, stopping at picturesque harbours and charming seaside towns along the way. If you’re lucky you can even spot the majestic whales along your journey. Be sure to try some of the local seafood delicacies and soak up the nautical atmosphere.