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The Lofoten Islands in Norway boast some of the most diverse and unique landscapes, ranging from mesmerizing coastal stretches to panoramic mountain vistas and expansive National Parks. This destination in the DREAM place for your Europe Adventure Elopement! Don't believe us? It's the place we chose to have our own elopement!

Whether you're on the lookout for an intimate and secluded space or an adventurous experience, the Lofoten Islands offer landscapes to suit every couple. Navigating through the options to find your dream location can be overwhelming, but that's where we step in!

Where will you choose to elope?

Top elopement locations in lofoten islands

So, let the adventure begin!

Meet your elopement team!

Your norway elopement photographer and videographer dream team

We're Rochelle and Linden! Your bff's on your elopement day!

"OH MY GOD!! We're both in tears they are amazing! We're only half way through but had to stop to tell you. They're better than I ever could have imagined!!! Thank you so much <3 <3"

We've had the privilege of exploring and adventuring through a substantial portion of the Lofoten Islands, uncovering some truly hidden gems that could set the perfect stage for your special day!

Did we mention that it is also where we eloped?! (the best place ever!)

- Bec + Sam

What to Consider When Eloping in Norway:

A Legal Ceremony vs. A Symbolic Ceremony

When considering an elopement, couples often find themselves with the decision between a legal ceremony and a symbolic one. 

Now, a symbolic ceremony, what is that? It's the heartfelt, love-filled ceremony without the official paperwork. You still say your vows, exchange rings and have a first kiss (all the good stuff!) you just don't legally get married on that day. 

From experience ourselves eloping in Norway, we decided to take care of the legalities before arriving in Norway. This approach ensures that, although we may not be officially married on the day of our elopement, we were able to fully immerse ourselves in the moment without any pressure or stress related to paperwork. Another plus of not having a celebrant present is it allows you more flexibilty on the day to change locations or times to work around weather. 

What’s the difference?

Elopement Legal Requirements in Norway

For those envisioning a romantic elopement in Norway, understanding the legal requirements is essential. Both individuals must be at least 18 years old and not currently married.

A crucial step in this process involves submitting a Notice of Marriage to the local Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten). This notice should be filed at least one month before your intended wedding date, adhering to Norway's regulations. The Notice of Marriage can be conveniently arranged online or with the assistance of a local registrar or celebrant. You have the option to submit your notice as early as four months in advance, providing flexibility in your planning.

Non-residents seeking to marry in Norway should contact the local Norwegian embassy or consulate in their home country to inquire about specific documentation needed for the marriage. Generally, this involves obtaining a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) or similar documentation proving that there are no legal obstacles to the marriage.

The Best Time of Year to Elope in Lofoten

  • Coastal Regions: Embrace the cool, crisp air along the coast, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C. Plan a cozy winter elopement with warm, insulated clothing against chilly winds. Whether indoors or against the winter landscape, create a magical atmosphere for your intimate celebration.

  • Mountainous Areas: Winter transforms the mountains into a snowy wonderland, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C. For a unique and adventurous winter elopement, the snow-covered peaks provide a captivating backdrop. Dress warmly in stylish insulated layers for a celebration amidst the enchanting winter landscape.

  • Popular Activities: Winter hikes through snow-covered trails, ice kayaking in frozen fjords, and chasing the Northern Lights set the stage for unforgettable winter elopements.

Winter: (December - February)

In the captivating Lofoten Islands, the climate undergoes dynamic shifts, reflecting the unique blend of coastal and mountainous landscapes. While weather conditions can be unpredictable, here's a brief overview of each season, offering insight into the typical weather experiences year-round.
  • Coastal Regions: Bask in the warmth of summer's embrace, with temperatures soaring from 15°C to 35°C. Experience the mid-night sun, brilliant sunsets, and warm evenings create an enchanting atmosphere. Be ready for the occasional rain shower, and for temperatures to be a little brisk at times. 

  • Mountainous Areas: For a summer elopement filled with adventure, head to the mountains with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C. The extended daylight hours provide the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows amidst the breathtaking scenery. Opt for attire that blends style and practicality for an epic mountain celebration, don't forget layers!

  • Popular Activities: Hiking trails with panoramic views, kayaking in serene fjords, and refreshing swims become the backdrop for summer elopements.

Summer (June -  August)
  • Coastal Regions: As temperatures gracefully decline from 20°C to 10°C, autumn unveils a romantic tapestry of colors along the coasts. Dress in cozy layers for intimate elopements surrounded by the warm hues of changing leaves and the dramatic coastal landscape.

  • Mountainous Areas: In the mountains, witness the transformation as temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C. Autumn offers a secluded and intimate setting for your elopement, with fewer tourists and a breathtaking backdrop of fall foliage. Cozy layers and waterproof attire create the perfect blend of comfort and style.

  • Popular Activities: Capture the changing colors on scenic autumn hikes and exchange vows amidst nature's transition during this intimate season.
  • Coastal Regions: In the blooming embrace of spring, plan an elopement amongst the wildflowers. With temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C, choose layers for comfort and style. A light jacket adds a touch of elegance as you exchange vows along the picturesque shores.

  • Mountainous Areas: Experience the mountains with snow capped peaks, with temperatures between 0°C to 10°C. Spring offers a romantic backdrop for elopements with the melting snow and blooming landscapes. Choose attire that blends practicality and grace for a mountain escape filled with love and adventure.

  • Popular Activities: Coastal walks and early-season mountain hikes set the stage for intimate elopements surrounded by the charm of spring.

Autumn: (September - November)

Spring (March - May)

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Nestled in the southwestern corner of the Lofoten Islands, Moskenes offers a picturesque haven with dramatic fjords, towering mountains, and charming fishing villages. Its seclusion guarantees an intimate and enchanting experience, away from urban hustle. Exchange vows against majestic mountains or find hidden corners along the rugged coastline, reflecting the untouched beauty of Moskenes. 

Moskenes Municipality



Nestled in the heart of the Lofoten, Hamnøy is an enchanting place for your elopement. A short drive from Svolvær, this picturesque fishing village offers a captivating blend of traditional charm and natural beauty, perfect for your intimate celebration. With iconic red Rorbu cabins along the waterfront and majestic peaks surrounding, Hamnøy exudes timeless allure. 

Reinebringen has to be one of the most incredible views in all of Lofoten! It offers a majestic vista with its towering peaks and panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. This iconic mountain peak stands as a testament to the untamed beauty of the region. Be warned, it is a short but very steep hike to get to the top, but well worth it for the incredible views!

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Nestled in the midst of the Lofoten Islands, Reine stands out as a renowned village and an enchanting haven for intimate elopements. Surrounded by majestic mountains and overlooking serene fjords, Reine sets the stage for a romantic escape that transcends the ordinary. It becomes the perfect base for adventurous lovers, with hiking trails and kayaking adventures at your fingertips. 

Å beckons as a renowned destination, offering an enchanting setting for intimate elopements. Embraced by majestic mountains and blessed with views of tranquil fjords. Å has multiple incredible locations that are right near the carpark and don't require any hiking. It is also sheltered from the open ocean so is more protected from the elements. 

Located in the southwestern embrace of the Lofoten Islands, Flakstadøya is a beautiful region to consider for your elopement. Blessed with dramatic fjords, towering mountains, and enchanting fishing villages, Flakstadøya offers a picturesque haven that promises intimacy and enchantment, far removed from the bustle of urban life. Secluded beaches, tranquil hamlets, and awe-inspiring vistas await exploration, providing the perfect backdrop for your private celebration. 



Roadside wildflowers

Nestled in the timeless embrace of the Lofoten Islands, Nusfjord emerges as a storybook setting for your intimate celebration. Surrounded by majestic fjords, steep mountains, and quaint fishing traditions, Nusfjord beckons as a picturesque haven. Wander through cobbled streets, discover hidden corners along the tranquil harbor, and exchange vows against the backdrop of rugged cliffs. Nusfjord whispers tales of a bygone era, where untouched beauty and love seamlessly converge.

While endless hikes await the adventurous, here's the secret – you don't necessarily need to venture far. The magic of Norway lies not only in the mountain peaks but in the quiet corners, where untold stories linger. Whether exchanging vows against the timeless backdrop of Nusfjord's historic charm or finding serenity along secluded shores, your journey of love in the Lofoten Islands promises to be a tale of boundless beauty and cherished moments.

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Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Norway's Lofoten Islands, Vågan Municipality invites couples on an enchanting journey for their elopement. Just a short drive from Svolvær, the closest airport, Vågan unfolds as a picturesque canvas spanning over 1,227 square kilometers, showcasing the raw beauty of coastal wonders, dramatic mountains, and charming fishing villages.

In the spring, Vågan transforms into a mesmerizing haven, with vibrant wildflowers painting coastal and mountain terrains, creating an ethereal backdrop for capturing unforgettable moments on your special day.

Vågan Municipality


Navigating through the charming pathways that wind between historic fishing huts and coastal cliffs, the journey to Henningsvær unveils an enchanting adventure. Set against the dramatic backdrop of rugged peaks and the vast expanse of the Norwegian Sea, Henningsvær promises an ethereal setting for your intimate elopement.

Picture exchanging vows amidst the historic charm of traditional Rorbu cabins, their vibrant hues reflecting the passion of your commitment against the fiery sunset over the Norwegian Sea. While the journey might involve a brief yet adventurous exploration of coastal trails and rocky outcrops, the reward awaits at the summit—a panoramic view that sweeps you off your feet, making each step through Henningsvær an unforgettable and rewarding experience.

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If you’d like, you can jump straight into our helpful resources on how to begin designing your dream elopement or you can reach out to us if you would like some further guidance!

We're extremely passionate about helping dreams come to life. If anything here speaks to your heart, we'd be thrilled to connect. Feel free to share your dream elopement vision with us – we're all ears! 

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Come on the journey with us to our own elopement in Lofoten Island Norway. Witness the magic of the landscape as we explore the breathtaking mountains and fjords the day after our elopement. 

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Make sure to DOWNLOAD our Elopement Planning Checklist so that you can start planning the day of your dreams! We would love nothing more than to help you on this next adventure so if you need anything at all, please send us an email to rochelle@lovewilder.co or send us a DM on Instagram! @lovewilder.co 

If you're looking for more information about eloping, make sure to check out this blog for Designing Your Dream Elopement or this one How To Tell Your Family You're Eloping

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