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.
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.
- 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
- 2 dinners at Børsen Spiseri, one of Lofoten's top 3 restaurants
- Live like a fishermen in the red rorbuer cabins directly on the
- Lofoten's tasty cuisine: wild game & the freshest seafood for
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
To participate on a level 4 trip with us, you must prepare well and be ready for a real challenge! The trips are often longer than at lower levels, and the accommodation is often of a simple standard. Along the way, it will be both physically and mentally demanding, and it presupposes that you are prepared for this. You should do targeted training well in advance of departure. If the trip includes technical elements such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / summit hiking, you should have good skills in the relevant activity.
Activities / trips with significant risk. Events can happen, and they can be of such a nature that they require professional help. If guidelines from guides and / or the company are not followed, you can be exposed to incidents that in the worst case result in serious injuries.
Difficulty and tour character
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 and food
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.
Trollviken Lodge and Svinøya Rorbuer 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.
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 - avoid a suitecase on this tour due to space/packing restrictions during local transportation. Please bring a day pack ( +/- 20 litres) for biking, for food, water, cameras, and layers.
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.
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.
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.