With Lofoten, I think of hiking in the mountains and marveling over the islands and check out Viking history and so on. Here is a new way that I see it: It's a northern meditation landmark.
What I mean by that is what I think is the point of Meditation and perhaps Buddhism. To get in touch with peace, and feel content in your head. Actually, I have met a lot of meditation people from around Scandinavia who came here because in Lofoten there is peace.
A meditation expert from Finland told me: "Here in Lofoten there is less stress, fewer people, fewer distractions and more nature." I said to him that it is also easier here to not get caught with Mushrooms. Which he nodded to.
Lofotens nature will shine like your phone screen
The waves of Lofoten has a clear magic too it. Also because there are so many beaches without commercials, roads, and people. You will become one with yourself for real. The mountains make you climb up to where the air is even fresher than by the beach. The beach ari is already the best in the world. Imagine how the mountain air is!
The water is so clean that it constantly gets the price as the cleanest water in the world! That's right. It's above Australia, Canada and most importantly Sweden! The contest is now more curious about who gets second place because Lofoten is every year a stubborn number one. Surfing enthusiasts comes to experience the arctic waves. It's a radical change from the mohitos and palm trees and hot beaches in Bali.
Here's the bad part
There is a challenge with Lofoten. A rising popularity and a denser amount of tourists that also will act like tourists. There’s more trash being thrown. Not a lot compared to hotspot popular cities though. There are more messiness and ugly stuff hanging around. If this continues and Lofoten turns in to a sewage, then it’s less magical to go visit this incredible place.
Also, they think of drilling for oil in the near future. Fish quality and water quality might become reduced because of constant oil slips. So go now! Do it now if you would like the best Lofoten that you can have.
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