How remote is it? This sub-Arctic archipelago was only connected to mainland highways as recently as 2007, where before it was only accessible via ferry, and small tunnels & bridges, all of which were controlled by mythical trolls.
What's the deal? Like normal Norway on weird steroids, the craggy peaks and picturesque fishing villages on the islands of Lofoten will make you wonder how the rest of the country has such a high percentage of angry death-metal bands. Some of the smaller islands in Lofoten still remain relatively untouched and wild, and despite the fact that the entire area is north of the Arctic Circle, the climate is comparatively balmy due to the Gulf Stream (thanks, Gulf Stream!) And you know what's REALLY great? Lofoten only has a population of about 25,000 total, spread across five different villages, so you're pretty unlikely to bump into someone from work while you're hiking, whale watching, etc.