Why It Will Soon Be More Expensive To Visit Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Norway has toyed with the idea of introducing a tourist tax for some time now in order to help smaller municipalities cope with mass tourism. Now the government has confirmed it will introduce such a program and that Norway’s picturesque Lofoten islands will be the location for a pilot implementation.

If successful, other places that could see a tourist tax include the North Cape, Beitostølen and the UNESCO World Heritage fjord area including Geiranger.

Norway’s minister of trade and industry Jan Christian Vestre made the announcement on a visit to Svolvær last week. Speaking on the concept of a tourist tax, he said that Lofoten “is

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