NORWAY’S SUMMER OF ART
Once a year, the Lofoten Islands on the country’s west coast become a hotspot for contemporary art – the month-long Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) is held this year in the postcardperfect cod fishing village of Henningsvær. Artists will be performing, screening films and exhibiting site-specific works in keeping with the 2017 theme of ‘I Taste the Future’ (1 September – 1 October; liaf.no). Make an odyssey of it and explore the surrounding fjords. Not sure where to stay? Try the timber-clad Storfjord Hotel (£204 per night; storfjordhotel.com) or the Juvet Landscape Hotel, a glass-fronted eco cabin perched in Valldal’s aspen, pine and birch forest (£154 per night; juvet.com). Alternatively, opt for a sophisticated stopover in one of Hotel Brosundet’s suites by cool Nordic design studio Snøhetta, either in a converted Art Nouveau warehouse or a nearby lighthouse on Ålesund seafront (£118 per night; brosundet.no).