Deeply cut fjords, white sandy beaches and spectacular mountain landscapes: the Lofoten are islands of extreme Nordic beauty. A paradise for walkers who will find remote paths here and be rewarded with fantastic views. The Rother walking guide ‚Lofoten and Vesterålen‘ introduces the 60 most beautiful walks north of the Arctic Circle. The choice of walks range from family friendly coastal strolls between picturesque villages to challenging mountain ascents for walkers who enjoy exposure – including sections of climbing and vertiginous views from narrow ridges. You are also afforded sensational views from the more leisurely walks while the deep blue Norwegian Sea and the steeply rising mountains provide the perfect backdrop for almost all of the walks. The book provides all the necessary information to support each walk - precise route descriptions, map sections marked with the line of the route and useful height profiles. Numerous tips for interesting places to see along the way as well as spectacular photos are an inspiration when prepring for your (walking) trip into the high north. GPS tracks are available for download from the Rother website.The authors Andrea and Tobias Kostial have been visiting the Lofoten and Vesterålen for many years with their children or as walking guides. Their comprehensive expertise and also their enthusiasm for the islands pervade the walking guide.