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Sommerdag innerst i Vikspollen på Vestvågøya i Lofoten, Nordland. Vik. Haukland. Vestvågøy. Sandstrand. Haukelandstrand. Hauklandstrand. Kyst. Kystlandskap. Hav og fjell. Fra fjellet Mannen. Kysten. Sommer i Lofoten. Nord-Norge.

The Best of Lofoten

Land of the midnight sun

The Best of Lofoten

Land of the midnight sun

From USD 3282

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!

Highlights

  • 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.

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Sun 23. June - Sun 30. June 2024

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Sat-Sun : 14-17
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Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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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

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

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

2/6 Risk

Activities/trips with little risk. There are usually few incidents and they are usually of such a nature that they can be dealt with locally.

Traning and preparations

The various hikes will be approximately 3-6 hours long. You have to expect scrambling 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

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.

Other information

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.

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Day 1:Arrival in Bodø

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.

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.

Scandic Havet

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View from Reinebringen  Lofoten-Tomasz Furmanek - VisitNorway.com

Day 2:Hike to Reinebringen

We take a 4-hour ferry ride from Bodø to Lofoten early in the morning, with breakfast packed and ready from the hotel so that we can enjoy it during the trip. After arriving in Lofoten, we drive to the starting point for our first hike, Reinebringen (448 m). The trip takes 3-4 hours, and it takes you to one of Norway's most spectacular views. Reinebringen has recently reopened with a brand new trail, made by Sherpas hired from Nepal. They have constructed a "stairway to heaven" made of large boulders. The path is easy to follow but it will be a real workout! After the tour, we check in to our rorbu and have dinner together in the evening.

We take a 4-hour ferry ride from Bodø to Lofoten early in the morning, with breakfast packed and ready from the hotel so that we can enjoy it during the trip. After arriving in Lofoten, we drive to the starting point for our first hike, Reinebringen (448 m). The trip takes 3-4 hours, and it takes you to one of Norway's most spectacular views. Reinebringen has recently reopened with a brand new trail, made by Sherpas hired from Nepal. They have constructed a "stairway to heaven" made of large boulders. The path is easy to follow but it will be a real workout! After the tour, we check in to our rorbu and have dinner together in the evening.

Eliassen Rorbuer

B,L,D

5 hours

4 hours

450m/450m

3 km

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Day 3:Hike to Bunes Beach

After breakfast we take the local boat from Reine, across the Kjerkfjord and to Vindstad. From here we go towards Bunesstranda. This beach is a truly remarkable place where pointed mountains shoot up from the surface of the sea. We eat lunch by the beach, maybe also take a bath if it's tempting, before we go back to Vindstad for the boat trip back to Reine. In the evening, we are served another well-deserved dinner at the accommodation's restaurant.

After breakfast we take the local boat from Reine, across the Kjerkfjord and to Vindstad. From here we go towards Bunesstranda. This beach is a truly remarkable place where pointed mountains shoot up from the surface of the sea. We eat lunch by the beach, maybe also take a bath if it's tempting, before we go back to Vindstad for the boat trip back to Reine. In the evening, we are served another well-deserved dinner at the accommodation's restaurant.

Eliassen Rorbuer

B,L,D

1 hour

3 hours

100m/100m

3 km

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The road to Nusfjord-Thomas Rasmus Skaug - VisitNorway.com

Day 4:Hike to Ryten

We check out from our accommodation and cross Flakstadøya, before continuing from Moskenesøy and on to Fredvang (45 minute drive). Today's goal is the beach at Kvalvika and the mountain Ryten (543 m) which lies at the foot of the beach. We spend the whole day outside and experience as much as possible of the area before we travel on to our next accommodation, Nusfjord Arctic Resort, idyllically located in the middle of the small fishing village of Nusfjord. Dinner is served in the accommodation restaurant in the evening.

We check out from our accommodation and cross Flakstadøya, before continuing from Moskenesøy and on to Fredvang (45 minute drive). Today's goal is the beach at Kvalvika and the mountain Ryten (543 m) which lies at the foot of the beach. We spend the whole day outside and experience as much as possible of the area before we travel on to our next accommodation, Nusfjord Arctic Resort, idyllically located in the middle of the small fishing village of Nusfjord. Dinner is served in the accommodation restaurant in the evening.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

B,L,D

1 hour

5-6 hours

550m/550m

8 km

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Enjoying a meal in Nusfjord  Lofoten-Thomas Rasmus Skaug - VisitNorway.com
Sommerdag innerst i Vikspollen på Vestvågøya i Lofoten, Nordland. Vik. Haukland. Vestvågøy. Sandstrand. Haukelandstrand. Hauklandstrand. Kyst. Kystlandskap. Hav og fjell. Fra fjellet Mannen. Kysten. Sommer i Lofoten. Nord-Norge.

Day 5:Hike to Himmeltinden

After a good breakfast, we aim for the highest mountain on the trip. We drive to Hauklandstranda, one of the most beautiful beaches in Lofoten, before we go to the top of Himmeltinden (964 m), the highest mountain in this part of Lofoten. The trip takes 5-6 hours and in good weather the view out to the sea and to the rest of Lofoten is fantastic. If the weather prevents us from walking this mountain, we have alternative routes with equally stunning views. After the trip, we drive back to Nusfjord for a last night here. Dinner tonight is served in the accommodation's restaurant.

After a good breakfast, we aim for the highest mountain on the trip. We drive to Hauklandstranda, one of the most beautiful beaches in Lofoten, before we go to the top of Himmeltinden (964 m), the highest mountain in this part of Lofoten. The trip takes 5-6 hours and in good weather the view out to the sea and to the rest of Lofoten is fantastic. If the weather prevents us from walking this mountain, we have alternative routes with equally stunning views. After the trip, we drive back to Nusfjord for a last night here. Dinner tonight is served in the accommodation's restaurant.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

B,L,D

1,5 hours

6 hours

964m/964m

4 km

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Day 6:Coastal hike from Unstad to Eggum

We check out and travel further northeast from Nusfjord to Unstad. If the weather is good, we spend some time on the beach, have a coffee and enjoy the surroundings before we start on the coastal path between Unstad and Eggum. This hike is one of the most famous hikes in Lofoten, and it will certainly give you a real stomachache as the sea gap is right below us at the start of the hike. Later, the terrain will flatten out more, and the trip will be easier. In the afternoon we drive to Svolvær. Here we live on the lovely Svinøya Rorbuer right outside the city centre. Dinner will be served this evening in the accommodation's restaurant.

We check out and travel further northeast from Nusfjord to Unstad. If the weather is good, we spend some time on the beach, have a coffee and enjoy the surroundings before we start on the coastal path between Unstad and Eggum. This hike is one of the most famous hikes in Lofoten, and it will certainly give you a real stomachache as the sea gap is right below us at the start of the hike. Later, the terrain will flatten out more, and the trip will be easier. In the afternoon we drive to Svolvær. Here we live on the lovely Svinøya Rorbuer right outside the city centre. Dinner will be served this evening in the accommodation's restaurant.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

2 hours

3-4 hours

150m/150m

8 km

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Klatrekaffen in Henningsvær-Thomas Rasmus Skaug - VisitNorway.com

Day 7:Visit in Henningsvær and hike to Festvågtinden

We drive from Svolvær to the fishing village of Henningsvær. Henningsvær is a small group of islands located between the impressive Vågakallen and the Lofoten Wall. Otherwise, the sea encircles Henningsvær. We spend the morning exploring the city, before heading to the top of Festvågtinden (541 m) in the afternoon. From the top we can enjoy a lovely panoramic view of Henningsvær, the Vestfjorden and the Steigen area on the other side of the fjord. In the evening we have one last dinner together in the accommodation's restaurant.

We drive from Svolvær to the fishing village of Henningsvær. Henningsvær is a small group of islands located between the impressive Vågakallen and the Lofoten Wall. Otherwise, the sea encircles Henningsvær. We spend the morning exploring the city, before heading to the top of Festvågtinden (541 m) in the afternoon. From the top we can enjoy a lovely panoramic view of Henningsvær, the Vestfjorden and the Steigen area on the other side of the fjord. In the evening we have one last dinner together in the accommodation's restaurant.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

2 hours

4 hours

541m/541m

4 km

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Day 8:Transfer to Evenes Flyplass

After breakfast, the trip unfortunately comes to an end. We drive from Svolvær and to Evenes Airport for the flight home. We plan to be there so that the guests catch their flights from 15.00 onwards. This means that we leave Svolvær around 10.00 in the morning. If you prefer to stay in Svolvær, it is also possible to fly from here, but then you will most likely have to stop over in Bodø for the onward flight to Oslo. It is also possible to take the express boat from Svolvær to Bodø if you want to see even more of the beautiful islands between mainland Norway and Lofoten. This boat trip takes approximately 4 hours. We hope that the trip in Lofoten will give you memories for a lifetime, and dreams of new visits in the future.

After breakfast, the trip unfortunately comes to an end. We drive from Svolvær and to Evenes Airport for the flight home. We plan to be there so that the guests catch their flights from 15.00 onwards. This means that we leave Svolvær around 10.00 in the morning. If you prefer to stay in Svolvær, it is also possible to fly from here, but then you will most likely have to stop over in Bodø for the onward flight to Oslo. It is also possible to take the express boat from Svolvær to Bodø if you want to see even more of the beautiful islands between mainland Norway and Lofoten. This boat trip takes approximately 4 hours. We hope that the trip in Lofoten will give you memories for a lifetime, and dreams of new visits in the future.

B,-,-

3 hours

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.

Scandic Havet

-,-,D

We take a 4-hour ferry ride from Bodø to Lofoten early in the morning, with breakfast packed and ready from the hotel so that we can enjoy it during the trip. After arriving in Lofoten, we drive to the starting point for our first hike, Reinebringen (448 m). The trip takes 3-4 hours, and it takes you to one of Norway's most spectacular views. Reinebringen has recently reopened with a brand new trail, made by Sherpas hired from Nepal. They have constructed a "stairway to heaven" made of large boulders. The path is easy to follow but it will be a real workout! After the tour, we check in to our rorbu and have dinner together in the evening.

Eliassen Rorbuer

B,L,D

5 hours

4 hours

450m/450m

3 km

After breakfast we take the local boat from Reine, across the Kjerkfjord and to Vindstad. From here we go towards Bunesstranda. This beach is a truly remarkable place where pointed mountains shoot up from the surface of the sea. We eat lunch by the beach, maybe also take a bath if it's tempting, before we go back to Vindstad for the boat trip back to Reine. In the evening, we are served another well-deserved dinner at the accommodation's restaurant.

Eliassen Rorbuer

B,L,D

1 hour

3 hours

100m/100m

3 km

We check out from our accommodation and cross Flakstadøya, before continuing from Moskenesøy and on to Fredvang (45 minute drive). Today's goal is the beach at Kvalvika and the mountain Ryten (543 m) which lies at the foot of the beach. We spend the whole day outside and experience as much as possible of the area before we travel on to our next accommodation, Nusfjord Arctic Resort, idyllically located in the middle of the small fishing village of Nusfjord. Dinner is served in the accommodation restaurant in the evening.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

B,L,D

1 hour

5-6 hours

550m/550m

8 km

After a good breakfast, we aim for the highest mountain on the trip. We drive to Hauklandstranda, one of the most beautiful beaches in Lofoten, before we go to the top of Himmeltinden (964 m), the highest mountain in this part of Lofoten. The trip takes 5-6 hours and in good weather the view out to the sea and to the rest of Lofoten is fantastic. If the weather prevents us from walking this mountain, we have alternative routes with equally stunning views. After the trip, we drive back to Nusfjord for a last night here. Dinner tonight is served in the accommodation's restaurant.

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

B,L,D

1,5 hours

6 hours

964m/964m

4 km

We check out and travel further northeast from Nusfjord to Unstad. If the weather is good, we spend some time on the beach, have a coffee and enjoy the surroundings before we start on the coastal path between Unstad and Eggum. This hike is one of the most famous hikes in Lofoten, and it will certainly give you a real stomachache as the sea gap is right below us at the start of the hike. Later, the terrain will flatten out more, and the trip will be easier. In the afternoon we drive to Svolvær. Here we live on the lovely Svinøya Rorbuer right outside the city centre. Dinner will be served this evening in the accommodation's restaurant.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

2 hours

3-4 hours

150m/150m

8 km

We drive from Svolvær to the fishing village of Henningsvær. Henningsvær is a small group of islands located between the impressive Vågakallen and the Lofoten Wall. Otherwise, the sea encircles Henningsvær. We spend the morning exploring the city, before heading to the top of Festvågtinden (541 m) in the afternoon. From the top we can enjoy a lovely panoramic view of Henningsvær, the Vestfjorden and the Steigen area on the other side of the fjord. In the evening we have one last dinner together in the accommodation's restaurant.

Svinøya Rorbuer

B,L,D

2 hours

4 hours

541m/541m

4 km

After breakfast, the trip unfortunately comes to an end. We drive from Svolvær and to Evenes Airport for the flight home. We plan to be there so that the guests catch their flights from 15.00 onwards. This means that we leave Svolvær around 10.00 in the morning. If you prefer to stay in Svolvær, it is also possible to fly from here, but then you will most likely have to stop over in Bodø for the onward flight to Oslo. It is also possible to take the express boat from Svolvær to Bodø if you want to see even more of the beautiful islands between mainland Norway and Lofoten. This boat trip takes approximately 4 hours. We hope that the trip in Lofoten will give you memories for a lifetime, and dreams of new visits in the future.

B,-,-

3 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not 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.

Guides

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. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Footwear
Equipment

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

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. 

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

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Recommended

Clothing
Footwear
Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Clothing

Thin, ultra lihgt.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

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