If you're looking to retreat from the world, we can't think of a more hauntingly beautiful place than Norway's Lofoten Islands. These spectacular islands lie 600 mi/965 km from Oslo off the northern coast, near the stunning Trollfjord. Bird-watchers and anglers will think they've found paradise. The islands are surrounded by the richest fishing waters off the coast of Norway, and fishing has formed the focus of village life.
Vestvagoy Island and the beautiful town of Stamsund are a good base ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.