We are traveling to Norway for my sister's 60th birthday. Our Norwegian friend suggested the Lofoten Islands. Here's what he said:
Given the time you have I would suggest flying into Oslo and spend 2-3 days there, then fly to Bodo with Norwegian (www.norwegian.com), rent a car, and take a ferry (http://www.torghatten-nord.no/english/default.aspx) from Bodo to Moskenes in Lofoten (http://lofoten.info/en). I have never (sadly) been to Lofoten but it is supposed to be absolutely spectacular, perhaps even more so than the fjords, and I would allocate perhaps 4 days there. Regarding hotels what is quite popular is to stay in so-called “Rorbuer” which are essentially small cabins right by the sea. Regarding activities there is everything from hiking to canoeing to whale safari.
Then going back you have a choice. You can either take the ferry back to Bodo or drive to Andenes (the center for whale watching safaris) on the northern tip of Lofoten and take a plane to Bodo (http://www.wideroe.no/en).
This sounds so exciting that we want to go. Do others have experience visiting the Lofoten Islands?
Also, my sister found this article ( http://flmag.com/good-life/land-your-land )which really makes us want to go, but our time is short - 14 to 15 days to do all of Norway.
Thanks for your advice!