Lofoden, or Lofoten, the name of a chain of islands situated on the N.W. coast of Norway. The group includes the islands of East Vaay, West Vaay, Karstad, and Moskenias, and the islands of the Vesteroalen group are also usually included under this name. In the months of January and March shoals of cod-fish visit their waters, and many are caught. The chief export is cod-liver oil.