Lofoten is the archipelago to the west in the ocean, north of the Arctic Circle, at the 67th and 68th degree parallels. The principal islands are Austvagoy, Gimsoy, Vestvagoy, Flakstadoy, Moskenesoy, Vaeroy and Rost. The southernmost part of Norway´s largest island, Hinnoy, is also in Lofoten. The total land area amounts to 1,227 sq. km. About 24,500 people live there. The road distance is almost 170 km from Fiskebol near Vesteralen in the north to Å in the south, where the E10 ends. From Lofotodden, at the south end of Moskenesøy Island, the air distance is more than 60 km to Skomvaer, the southernmost point in Lofoten. Lofoten stretches like a wall of mountains to the southwest in the sea. Between the mainland and the «Lofoten Wall» lies the Vestfjord. Lofoten consists of mountains and peaks, wide open ocean, sheltered inlets, stretches of seashore and large virgin areas.