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Reine Norway

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.”


Reine is our favorite destination on the Lofoten Islands. It is a quiet village—Henningsvær is a bit livelier—but for natural scenery it can’t be topped. Many of the best hikes on the Lofoten Islands are within a short distance of Reine and the fishing village of Å is less than 10 kilometers down the road. For kayaking, biking, and skiing in the winter, outfitter Reine Adventure has its office in town.


Some of the best rorbuer on the Lofoten Islands—traditional fishermen's cabins converted into accommodations for travelers—are in or near Reine (see Where to Stay in Reine). And a Coop Market is located in the center of the village, great for stocking up on supplies and having the option of cooking your own meals.
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