Reine – A Norwegian Jewel

The Lofoten Islands appear regularly on lists of the most beautiful places in Norway. And Reine is certainly one of the jewels in Lofoten’s crown.

Reine is the administrative center of Moskenes municipality, Norway. It has been a commercial center since 1743. Its beauty attracts thousands of people annually despite its remote location.

Although Lofoten is within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world’s largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude. This is a result of the Gulf Stream and its extensions: the North Atlantic Current and the Norwegian Current

The surrounding sea is rich with life, and the world’s largest deep water coral reef is located west of Røst. Lofoten has a very high density of Sea eagles and cormorants, and millions of other sea birds, among them the colourful puffin. Otters are common, and there are moose on the largest islands.

Reine Rorbuer

  • Reine Rorbuer offers  32 fisherman’s cabins. The Norwegian name for these cabins is rorbuer. Almost all the rorbu‘s are equipped with a full kitchen so you can prepare the catch of the day.
Located at the mouth of Reinefjord, the fishing village of Reine has majestic Lofoten peaks and the Arctic Ocean as its neighbours. In the summer there are the long days of the Midnight Sun and in the winter the short days with spectacular weather and the Northern Lights.
  • All the 32 cabins, (plus 2 rooms and 1 apartment) are newly restored and combine the atmosphere of their old use as fishermen’s dwellings with modern comfort.  Wireless internet connection available.
  • Reine Rorbuer can facilitate many activites in the area and has links online.
  • Booking can be done online as well.
  • The site also has details on the ways to get there.

Contact Reine Rorbuer

Tel.: +47 76 09 22 22
Fax. +47 76 09 22 25

Useful Links

Lofoten Startside has lots of links for visitors.

Another useful site is

The Lofoten Islands – World’s most beautiful archipelagos!

Visit Lofoten. “It’s so beautiful you won’t believe it.

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One Response to Reine – A Norwegian Jewel

  1. Nature doesn’t get much more beautiful than this.

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