We meet at Evenes Airport at 4.00 PM. From here we drive all the way to Skårungen, our accommodation for the first two nights. This idyllic place is located just south of Svolvær so we have a two and a half-hour drive ahead of us. Upon arrival, we check into our rooms before getting ready for tonight's dinner. We enjoy a tasty 3-course meal as we go through the days ahead. If we really want to kickstart our trip we can take a refreshing evening swim in the sea, directly from Skårungen's private beach.
Spectacular mountains, crystal clear water, secluded beaches, and intimate fishing communities are all ingredients of this trip. We visit the world-famous archipelago Lofoten but choose to emphasize the hidden gems that the archipelago has to offer. From selected highlights in the north to Værøy and Røst in the south, this is Lofoten off the beaten track.
- Half-day kayak trip directly from Skårungen, our first accommodation.
- Visit to one of Lofoten's most iconic and well-kept fishing villages, Henningsvær.
- Hike to Kvalvika Beach and Ryten.
- Visit to Lofoten's second outermost outpost... Værøy.
- Visit to Lofoten's outermost outpost... Røst.
- Two full days to explore Værøy.
- Fantastic views from the top of Storfjellet, at the very tip of the Røst archipelago.
- A guided tour to learn more about the history and the production of stockfish on Røst.
Lofoten can take the breath away from the most experienced globetrotter where the extraordinary landscape with small, authentic fishing villages and dramatic mountains extends far into the ocean gap. If you are looking for more hidden, intimate experiences with nature, while at the same time appreciating visiting places off the beaten track, this trip is for you. In the course of one week, we travel all the way from north to south, finishing the trip at Lofoten's two outermost outposts, Værøy and Røst.
Both Værøy and Røst gives us the opportunity to get close to two very isolated communities far out in the ocean. The two archipelagos are exposed to both weather and wind, but if you ask the locals, we can almost guarantee you that they allude to their island as Lofoten's most beautiful. From the top of Storfjellet on Røst, our last hike, we will literally look back on a fantastic week in this unique archipelago.
- 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
We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the 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 different day hikes will involve 4-6 hours of moderate hiking. The path can be rocky and slippery if it rains. You should have previous hiking experience with similar conditions. Expect some easy scrambling at certain locations.
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 in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. 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 4000 NOK.
Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee en-suite room each day.
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 or SAS.
We ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries, and items necessary for you when we are not hiking. We also require that you bring a day backpack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when we are hiking, 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.
"Fantastic trip with varied nature and landscape."
– Ada, 2021
"The highlight for me on the trip was the two days I had on Værøy and the trip to Storfjellet on Røst is still a good memory. You get close to nature and I got to experience both sun, heat, rain and wind."
– Torgunn, 2022
"Daniel, our tour leader, made the trip fun, collaborative, and adventurous. The travel logistics went smoothly. The food was delicious and varied. The accommodations comfortable. The hikes were both challenging and moderate. The scenery exceptional. The place remote."
– Neal, 2022