Arrival in Bodø is at a time of your choice, either in the morning or in the afternoon. In the evening, the group meets at the hotel before we have dinner together. Bodø is easily accessible by local flights, and it is only a 15-minute walk, or a 3-minute taxi ride from the airport to the hotel.
We've picked out the best hikes, the most iconic viewpoints, as well as some hidden gems on our eight-day exploration of perhaps Norway's most beautiful archipelago. Dramatic mountains, long white beaches, wild seas and rich wildlife give us great experiences of Norwegian nature at its very best!
- Hike four of Lofoten's most iconic peaks
- Join us on a boat trip on the Reinefjord followed by a hike to Bunesstranda
- Enjoy three-course dinners with traditional "dried fish", a key factor for the economy in Lofoten's history
- A great coastal walk with a view of the North Sea
- Explore the traditional fishing villages in Lofoten that can be dated back hundreds of years
- Stay in traditional rorbu's
- Experience the midnight sun from June to August, or the northern lights in September (depending on the season)
In Lofoten, there is a midnight sun from the end of May until the end of July. The sight of a warm sun that never reaches below the bottom of the horizon is spectacular, to say the least. In August, the sun dips below the horizon around 10.30 pm, but it will still be light all day. If we move into September, the contrasts are turned upside down. Then it is possible to see the Northern Lights. You probably already realize that Lofoten is a very special place with great seasonal variations. And not enough of that. Lofoten also has a natural beauty that can take the breath away of the most seasoned globetrotter. Sharp mountains, narrow straits, cozy fishing villages, and a long, rich history are some of the many highlights the destination can offer.
The trip starts in Bodø, a city that is easily accessible by direct flight from both Oslo and Bergen. We spend the first night here before traveling the following morning by ferry to Moskenes (on the last departure of the summer, the boat will be replaced by a plane). The week we spend in Lofoten is flexible, in other words, we adapt the day trips to weather and wind, there may therefore be changes in the days, but we try to reach all the goals described in the day-to-day program. After a week in Lofoten, the trip ends at Evenes Airport, where there is a direct flight back to Oslo. If you wish to end the tour in Svolvær, you are of course free to do so as well.
- 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
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
The various hikes will be approximately 3-6 hours long. You have to expect light splitting as well as it can be slippery if it rains. You should have experience with similar conditions.
Lofoten can be wet, with steep paths that can often be very muddy and slippery. Be prepared to be challenged if these conditions are new to you, or train for such hikes before the trip begins.
Accommodation and food
We stay at unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a twin room with someone of the same sex.
If you want a single room, you can request this directly for an additional surcharge of NOK 5,000. Most nights we will stay in a room with a private bathroom, but not all. If you want a single room, we cannot guarantee a room with a private bathroom every day.
The easiest way to get to Bodø is to fly from either Oslo or Bergen with Norwegian or SAS. You can also reach Bodø by train. A train booking can be reserved through www.vy.no.
Due to limited space in the minibus, we ask that you bring a bag (we recommend a duffel bag, as this is easier to handle than a rolling suitcase in the areas we visit) of clothes, toiletries and items needed when we are away on hikes. We also ask that you bring a daypack (hip belt is strongly recommended) for food, water, camera and extra clothes for the various hikes we are going on.
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.
"Wonderful guides, epic sunny weather, lovely accommodations, stunning hikes and memories to last forever!"
– Courtney, 2022
"I am very grateful to have found Norrona Hvitserk. Their local insight and the local guide really helped capture a little bit of the pure magic of the Lofoten Islands in Norway. An experience I will carry in my heart for my lifetime."
– Heshani, 2022
"We had a fantastic trip! We were extremely fortunate with the beautiful weather, had a great group of people, and the guides were awesome. Wonderful scenic accommodations. Trip could not have been any better. 5 stars!"
– William, 2022