NOR­WAY’S SUM­MER OF ART

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape -

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).

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