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Lofoten Enduro Tour

Mountain Biking on the World's Most Beautiful Archipelago

Lofoten Enduro Tour

Mountain Biking on the World's Most Beautiful Archipelago

From USD 3768

Join us on this mountain bike adventure to a special wilderness outpost of the North of Norway - Lofoten! In collaboration with Norrøna ambassador Andreas Tonelli, we've crafted a mountain biking program featuring adrenaline-pumping, technically challenging, and flowy singletrack descents, all set against the backdrop of the world's most stunning island archipelago. Get ready to uncover awe-inspiring mountains and peaks, picturesque white sand beaches, lush heaths, midnight sun, and, of course, exhilarating trails that descend straight from the mountains to the sea.

We will begin our journey in Narvik, with a brief taste of Swedish trails before making our way to Lofoten. We stay in traditional lodging, such as unique ‘rorbuer’ cabins, traditional fisherman’s cabins that have been amazingly renovated. Each evening, we indulge in a culinary adventure at local restaurants, highlighting the sea's variety of fish.

Highlights

  • Biking one of the longest slick rock trails on Earth
  • Riding from summit to the fjord
  • Descent from one of Sweden's highest peaks to the hearth of
    Lapland
  • 2 dinners at Børsen Spiseri, one of Lofoten's top 3 restaurants
  • Live like a fishermen in the red rorbuer cabins directly on the
    ocean
  • Lofoten's tasty cuisine: wild game & the freshest seafood for
    every meal

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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

4/6 Physical

Here you have to be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and that requires you to be prepared for this. You should engage in targeted training well in advance of departure, and you must prepare well.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

4/6 Risk

Activities/trips with significant risk. Incidents may occur, and they can be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Traning and preparations

This mountain bike trip requires advanced skills and physical fitness. Before entering the trail, we mostly go uphill by bike, pushing or carrying (about 1/3 each). Downhill we move on often little used, rather technical trails, classified as S2/S3 (according to the Single Track Scale, which classifies natural trails 0-5). 

The trails has both steep and technical sections, they may have demanding parts with rocks and/or roots, and are sometimes slippery. The risk level can be slightly different from trail to trail, and is therefore graded between 3 and 4 out of 6. Technical sections can of course also be walked. We will bike 10-30 km daily, with elevation gains of approximately 500-1000 meters in ascent, and similar descents. Often we make several small tours per day. The weather often changes quickly and it can be that we start in bad weather to enjoy a perfect descent to the sea in sunshine. The program is not only about biking, but also about the unique contrasting landscape, the far out feeling and the certainty to experience something very special.

Accommodation

To experience as much as possible of the area, we use three different bases during the trip. We will stay for 3 nights in a guesthouse in Narvik and 6 nights in some of the best rorbuers on the Lofoten Islands - stylish and comfortable old fishing cabins built directly by the sea.

If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for an additional payment of 2500 NOK. NOTE: Trollviken Lodge (three nights) has a limited number of rooms, and only 3 single rooms, therefore we cannot guarantee single rooms here.

All Lodges have shared bathrooms.

The trip includes full board throughout, providing breakfast, packed lunches, and dinner. Please note in the registration form if you have allergies, so that we can make arrangements for this.

Other information

The easiest way to get to our meeting point at Evenes Airport is to take a flight from one of Norway's main cities (Oslo, Bergen etc.) using an airline such as Norwegian, Widerøe or SAS.

We ask that you bring only one piece of luggage in addition to your bike bag. We recommend a duffel bag for your clothes, toiletries, and items necessary for you when we are not biking - suitcases are not allowed, due to limited space in the van. Please bring a day pack ( +/- 20 litres) for biking, for food, water, cameras, and layers.

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Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (8)

Day 1:Arrival at Evenes Airport/Transport to our lodge

We will meet at the airport in Harstad/Evenes (EVE), latest arrival time is 6:00 PM. Today we build up our bikes, and stow the bike bags for the entire duration of our trip at our partner car rental office. From here we continue towards Narvik, where we have dinner and spend the next three nights at the idyllic Trollviken Lodge. With its unique location and view over the mountains and the fjord, this will be a warm and cozy welcome to the North of Norway. If we arrive early, there is also enough time to enjoy the wood stove sauna down at the ocean.

We will meet at the airport in Harstad/Evenes (EVE), latest arrival time is 6:00 PM. Today we build up our bikes, and stow the bike bags for the entire duration of our trip at our partner car rental office. From here we continue towards Narvik, where we have dinner and spend the next three nights at the idyllic Trollviken Lodge. With its unique location and view over the mountains and the fjord, this will be a warm and cozy welcome to the North of Norway. If we arrive early, there is also enough time to enjoy the wood stove sauna down at the ocean.

Trollviken Lodge

-,-,D

45 min

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Day 2:Europe's largest slickrock area

After breakfast, it's time to do the first mountain biking of the trip. Today offers unforgettable trails on the smooth granite rocks in Europe's largest slick rock area. This place is often referred to as Norway's Moab, full of polished granite boulders, slabs, bowls, hits and incredible features. A true mountain biker's paradise! After biking we will spend our second night and have dinner at Trollviken Lodge.

After breakfast, it's time to do the first mountain biking of the trip. Today offers unforgettable trails on the smooth granite rocks in Europe's largest slick rock area. This place is often referred to as Norway's Moab, full of polished granite boulders, slabs, bowls, hits and incredible features. A true mountain biker's paradise! After biking we will spend our second night and have dinner at Trollviken Lodge.

Trollviken Lodge

B,L,D

2,5 hours

+900/-1300m

30 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (5)

Day 3:Adrenalin & flow in Swedish Lapland

A new adventure awaits; today we will experience adrenalin-packed & flowing trails on a 1, 200 meter peak in the heart of Swedish Lapland. In the afternoon, we'll make our way back to our cozy lodge, complete with a rejuvenating sauna overlooking the picturesque fjord. It's our third night here, and a delightful dinner awaits.

A new adventure awaits; today we will experience adrenalin-packed & flowing trails on a 1, 200 meter peak in the heart of Swedish Lapland. In the afternoon, we'll make our way back to our cozy lodge, complete with a rejuvenating sauna overlooking the picturesque fjord. It's our third night here, and a delightful dinner awaits.

Trollviken Lodge

B,L,D

2,5 hours

+1200/-1200m

30 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (7)

Day 4:Fairytale birch forest & arrival Lofoten

We'll start the day with a heavenly summit to shore trail ride through a fairytale birch forest near our lodge.Then we continue by shuttle bus to Ballstad in the heart of the Lofoten archipelago. Overnight at Hemmingodden Lodge for four nights, situated in this small and charming fishing village on the central island of Vestvågøy. A well deserved dinner at the Heim restaurant gives us a culinary journey with a focus on local ingredients and traditions.

We'll start the day with a heavenly summit to shore trail ride through a fairytale birch forest near our lodge.Then we continue by shuttle bus to Ballstad in the heart of the Lofoten archipelago. Overnight at Hemmingodden Lodge for four nights, situated in this small and charming fishing village on the central island of Vestvågøy. A well deserved dinner at the Heim restaurant gives us a culinary journey with a focus on local ingredients and traditions.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

4,5 hours

+600m/-600m

11 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (11)

Day 5:The ridge line

It's time for an adrenaline-filled ridge ride from one of the most panoramic peaks of Lofoten. Those who has not had enough on this day can accompany us to a second peak with a technical descent. Both peaks impress with breathtaking views. Second night and dinner at Hemmingodden Lodge in Ballstad surrounded by dramatic mountains and pristine waters.

It's time for an adrenaline-filled ridge ride from one of the most panoramic peaks of Lofoten. Those who has not had enough on this day can accompany us to a second peak with a technical descent. Both peaks impress with breathtaking views. Second night and dinner at Hemmingodden Lodge in Ballstad surrounded by dramatic mountains and pristine waters.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

20 min

+500m/-500m

10 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (12)

Day 6:One of the highest peaks of Lofoten

After a hearty breakfast, prepare to hit the trails at full speed on one of the highest peaks of the Lofoten archipelago. A long hike-a- bike await us today, but the reward is big! From the top it’s a 360-degree view that is surely one of the most spectacular of the islands. Then we roll back down the mountain through rock gardens and fast buffed sections. A relaxing evening and a tasteful dinner awaits us when we arrive back at accommodation Hemmingodden Lodge.

After a hearty breakfast, prepare to hit the trails at full speed on one of the highest peaks of the Lofoten archipelago. A long hike-a- bike await us today, but the reward is big! From the top it’s a 360-degree view that is surely one of the most spectacular of the islands. Then we roll back down the mountain through rock gardens and fast buffed sections. A relaxing evening and a tasteful dinner awaits us when we arrive back at accommodation Hemmingodden Lodge.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

30 min

+900m/-900m

15 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (2)

Day 7:Ride Flakstadøya & visit Nusfjord

Today, we have the privilege of savoring unparalleled views from a secluded peak on Flakstadøya Island, offering breathtaking panoramas of Lofoten's most stunning beaches, followed by an exhilarating descent. In the afternoon, we'll explore Nusfjord, a meticulously preserved traditional fishing village nestled within the picturesque Lofoten archipelago. As our final night at Hemmingodden Lodge approaches, we look forward to a culinary delight at the authentic Heim Restaurant, where we'll pamper our taste buds with local flavors.

Today, we have the privilege of savoring unparalleled views from a secluded peak on Flakstadøya Island, offering breathtaking panoramas of Lofoten's most stunning beaches, followed by an exhilarating descent. In the afternoon, we'll explore Nusfjord, a meticulously preserved traditional fishing village nestled within the picturesque Lofoten archipelago. As our final night at Hemmingodden Lodge approaches, we look forward to a culinary delight at the authentic Heim Restaurant, where we'll pamper our taste buds with local flavors.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

1,5 hours

+600/-600m

15 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@Svinøya Rorbuer

Day 8:Traverse of two summits

Prepare for an adventure-packed day as we delve into the exhilarating flow trails on Vestvågøy Island. Anticipate traversing two dream peaks, each followed by heart-pounding epic descents. As the day winds down, we'll make our way to Svolvær, Lofoten's 'capital.' Our evening retreat awaits at Svinøya Rorbuer, nestled in a coastal haven that offers awe-inspiring vistas of majestic mountains, tranquil fjords, and the expansive Arctic Ocean. Svinøya Rorbuer is celebrated for its charming and authentic ambiance, creating an enchanting setting for our final two nights. Savor a culinary masterpiece at Børsen Spiseri, renowned as the most celebrated gourmet restaurant in the region, to complete this unforgettable day.

Prepare for an adventure-packed day as we delve into the exhilarating flow trails on Vestvågøy Island. Anticipate traversing two dream peaks, each followed by heart-pounding epic descents. As the day winds down, we'll make our way to Svolvær, Lofoten's 'capital.' Our evening retreat awaits at Svinøya Rorbuer, nestled in a coastal haven that offers awe-inspiring vistas of majestic mountains, tranquil fjords, and the expansive Arctic Ocean. Svinøya Rorbuer is celebrated for its charming and authentic ambiance, creating an enchanting setting for our final two nights. Savor a culinary masterpiece at Børsen Spiseri, renowned as the most celebrated gourmet restaurant in the region, to complete this unforgettable day.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

1,5 hours

+1200/-1200m

25 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@Destination Lofoten (1)

Day 9:Day off or trail ride & amazing fjord view

Free time to chill, go fishing or hike on the mountains surrounding Svolvær - only the imagination sets limits. For the hardcore mountain bikers, we offer a thrilling bike tour to an incredible summit with amazing views of one of the area's most beautiful fjords. Dinner at the fantastic Børsen Spiseri restaurant awaits us in the evening - a perfect ending to an unforgettable trip.

Free time to chill, go fishing or hike on the mountains surrounding Svolvær - only the imagination sets limits. For the hardcore mountain bikers, we offer a thrilling bike tour to an incredible summit with amazing views of one of the area's most beautiful fjords. Dinner at the fantastic Børsen Spiseri restaurant awaits us in the evening - a perfect ending to an unforgettable trip.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

30 min

+600/-600

10 km

Lofoten Mountain Biking@RideOnMtb (10)

Day 10:Goodbye Lofoten

Shuttle bus back to Harstad/Evenes airport (EVE) where we will arrive around 8:30 AM. We gather our bike bags and carefully pack our bikes, settling in on the flight home after an exhilarating mountain biking adventure in the land of the midnight sun, amidst the stunning landscape of Lofoten.

Shuttle bus back to Harstad/Evenes airport (EVE) where we will arrive around 8:30 AM. We gather our bike bags and carefully pack our bikes, settling in on the flight home after an exhilarating mountain biking adventure in the land of the midnight sun, amidst the stunning landscape of Lofoten.

B,-,-

2,5 hours

We will meet at the airport in Harstad/Evenes (EVE), latest arrival time is 6:00 PM. Today we build up our bikes, and stow the bike bags for the entire duration of our trip at our partner car rental office. From here we continue towards Narvik, where we have dinner and spend the next three nights at the idyllic Trollviken Lodge. With its unique location and view over the mountains and the fjord, this will be a warm and cozy welcome to the North of Norway. If we arrive early, there is also enough time to enjoy the wood stove sauna down at the ocean.

Trollviken Lodge

-,-,D

45 min

After breakfast, it's time to do the first mountain biking of the trip. Today offers unforgettable trails on the smooth granite rocks in Europe's largest slick rock area. This place is often referred to as Norway's Moab, full of polished granite boulders, slabs, bowls, hits and incredible features. A true mountain biker's paradise! After biking we will spend our second night and have dinner at Trollviken Lodge.

Trollviken Lodge

B,L,D

2,5 hours

+900/-1300m

30 km

A new adventure awaits; today we will experience adrenalin-packed & flowing trails on a 1, 200 meter peak in the heart of Swedish Lapland. In the afternoon, we'll make our way back to our cozy lodge, complete with a rejuvenating sauna overlooking the picturesque fjord. It's our third night here, and a delightful dinner awaits.

Trollviken Lodge

B,L,D

2,5 hours

+1200/-1200m

30 km

We'll start the day with a heavenly summit to shore trail ride through a fairytale birch forest near our lodge.Then we continue by shuttle bus to Ballstad in the heart of the Lofoten archipelago. Overnight at Hemmingodden Lodge for four nights, situated in this small and charming fishing village on the central island of Vestvågøy. A well deserved dinner at the Heim restaurant gives us a culinary journey with a focus on local ingredients and traditions.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

4,5 hours

+600m/-600m

11 km

It's time for an adrenaline-filled ridge ride from one of the most panoramic peaks of Lofoten. Those who has not had enough on this day can accompany us to a second peak with a technical descent. Both peaks impress with breathtaking views. Second night and dinner at Hemmingodden Lodge in Ballstad surrounded by dramatic mountains and pristine waters.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

20 min

+500m/-500m

10 km

After a hearty breakfast, prepare to hit the trails at full speed on one of the highest peaks of the Lofoten archipelago. A long hike-a- bike await us today, but the reward is big! From the top it’s a 360-degree view that is surely one of the most spectacular of the islands. Then we roll back down the mountain through rock gardens and fast buffed sections. A relaxing evening and a tasteful dinner awaits us when we arrive back at accommodation Hemmingodden Lodge.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

30 min

+900m/-900m

15 km

Today, we have the privilege of savoring unparalleled views from a secluded peak on Flakstadøya Island, offering breathtaking panoramas of Lofoten's most stunning beaches, followed by an exhilarating descent. In the afternoon, we'll explore Nusfjord, a meticulously preserved traditional fishing village nestled within the picturesque Lofoten archipelago. As our final night at Hemmingodden Lodge approaches, we look forward to a culinary delight at the authentic Heim Restaurant, where we'll pamper our taste buds with local flavors.

Hemmingodden Lodge

B,L,D

1,5 hours

+600/-600m

15 km

Prepare for an adventure-packed day as we delve into the exhilarating flow trails on Vestvågøy Island. Anticipate traversing two dream peaks, each followed by heart-pounding epic descents. As the day winds down, we'll make our way to Svolvær, Lofoten's 'capital.' Our evening retreat awaits at Svinøya Rorbuer, nestled in a coastal haven that offers awe-inspiring vistas of majestic mountains, tranquil fjords, and the expansive Arctic Ocean. Svinøya Rorbuer is celebrated for its charming and authentic ambiance, creating an enchanting setting for our final two nights. Savor a culinary masterpiece at Børsen Spiseri, renowned as the most celebrated gourmet restaurant in the region, to complete this unforgettable day.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

1,5 hours

+1200/-1200m

25 km

Free time to chill, go fishing or hike on the mountains surrounding Svolvær - only the imagination sets limits. For the hardcore mountain bikers, we offer a thrilling bike tour to an incredible summit with amazing views of one of the area's most beautiful fjords. Dinner at the fantastic Børsen Spiseri restaurant awaits us in the evening - a perfect ending to an unforgettable trip.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

30 min

+600/-600

10 km

Shuttle bus back to Harstad/Evenes airport (EVE) where we will arrive around 8:30 AM. We gather our bike bags and carefully pack our bikes, settling in on the flight home after an exhilarating mountain biking adventure in the land of the midnight sun, amidst the stunning landscape of Lofoten.

B,-,-

2,5 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

On day nine, only the described bike tour is included.

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Full-finger gloves, for protection.

Pants/shorts, long/short sleeved shirt (wool or synthetic), thin and light windbreaker. Padded bike shorts if preferred. Dress according to the weather and temperature.

Footwear

Flat or click.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Waterproof pack bags to keep everything dry, keep equipment organized and reduce volume. It is especially important to have dedicated waterproof bags for important equipment on your, trip such as sleeping bag, down jacket, electronics.

For use in the backpack during the day. On trips where the bag is carried by porters/mules etc. it is also important to pack things inside the duffel bag in waterproof packing bags.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Passport, tickets, bank card, proof of vaccination andproof of insurance. Remember to have a copy of important documents on your phone and/or somewhere in your bag. 

Full suspension bike for mountain biking on trails.

Day pack for biking. Space for neccesary servicekit/spare parts, extra clothing, water, snack etc.

And possibly other types of preferred protection gear.

Multitool, mini tire pump, minimum two spare tubes and patch kit (or tubeless tire repair kit and minimum one tube for tubeless tires), tire levers, two pairs of spare brake pads, chain links and derailleur hanger matching your bike model is mandatory. Chain and component lubricant, zip ties, and a spare shift cable are also useful to bring.

 

Recommended

Clothing

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Warm full-finger gloves.

Footwear
Equipment

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Resorb, electrolytes, isotonic drink etc. For energy, fluid balance and taste.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

Useful

Clothing
Equipment

The ideal bike on this trip is an enduro bike, full suspended with around 160 mm travel. Bringing your own bike is necessary, as it is not possible to rent a bike. NOTE: Due to transport restrictions on planes, and a lot of upphill including pushing/carrying during the bike tours, e-bikes are unfortunately not possible to bring.

Your bike shoes should work for walking sections (not too stiff) and should not absorb water easily.

Bike helmet, knee pads and tools/spare parts are mandatory to bring.

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