Lofoten Værøy and Røst(20)

Lofoten, Værøy and Røst

Hiking to the secrets of the Lofoten Islands

Lofoten, Værøy and Røst

Hiking to the secrets of the Lofoten Islands

From USD 2603

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 on 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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Dates and booking

Sun 09. July - Sat 15. July 2023

USD 2603Limited availability

Guaranteed departure

Sun 16. July - Sat 22. July 2023

USD 2603Limited availability

Guaranteed departure

Sun 06. August - Sat 12. August 2023

USD 2603Available

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

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Safety

  • 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

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

2/6 Physical

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.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

2/6 Risk

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

Safety and grading of trips

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. 

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 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.

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Lofoten Værøy and Røst(19)

Day 1:Arrival at Evenes Airport/Transport to Skårungen

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.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2,5 hours

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Day 2:Half day kayak trip and visit to Henningsvær

After breakfast, it's time to do the first activity of the day. From Skårungen we paddle away among islets and reefs in our kayaks. After approx. four hours on the water we pack up and travel further south to the historic fishing village Henningsvær. The village is spread over several small islands that are sandwiched between the impressive mountain Vågakallen and the West Fjord. The combination of an active, living environment and the well-preserved architecture makes Henningsvær something completely unique. In the afternoon we travel back to Skårungen. A well-deserved dinner awaits before we can finish up in the wood-fired hot-tub/sauna in the evening if the group desires.  

After breakfast, it's time to do the first activity of the day. From Skårungen we paddle away among islets and reefs in our kayaks. After approx. four hours on the water we pack up and travel further south to the historic fishing village Henningsvær. The village is spread over several small islands that are sandwiched between the impressive mountain Vågakallen and the West Fjord. The combination of an active, living environment and the well-preserved architecture makes Henningsvær something completely unique. In the afternoon we travel back to Skårungen. A well-deserved dinner awaits before we can finish up in the wood-fired hot-tub/sauna in the evening if the group desires.  

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hours

DURATION

4 hours

Lofoten Værøy and Røst(10)

Day 3:Hike to Kvalvika and Ryten

After checking out from our accommodation we drive south, crossing the island of Flakstad, before continuing from Moskenesøy to Fredvang. Today's destination is the beach at Kvalvika and the nearby mountain Ryten. An absolutely fantastic area where green plains and steep mountains embrace each other. If we have time, we can also make a small discovery trip to Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum's cabin at Kvalvika. This 14 square meter cabin was built as part of their winter project where they spent a full nine months on this beach to live hand in hand with nature. After the trip, we travel to our next accommodation, Eliassen Rorbuer, even further south. In the evening, we are served a 3-course dinner at the property's restaurant.

After checking out from our accommodation we drive south, crossing the island of Flakstad, before continuing from Moskenesøy to Fredvang. Today's destination is the beach at Kvalvika and the nearby mountain Ryten. An absolutely fantastic area where green plains and steep mountains embrace each other. If we have time, we can also make a small discovery trip to Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum's cabin at Kvalvika. This 14 square meter cabin was built as part of their winter project where they spent a full nine months on this beach to live hand in hand with nature. After the trip, we travel to our next accommodation, Eliassen Rorbuer, even further south. In the evening, we are served a 3-course dinner at the property's restaurant.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

8 km

Lofoten Værøy and Røst(8)

Day 4:To Lofoten's second outermost outpost ... Værøy

Today we take the morning ferry for an hour and a half from Moskenes to Værøy. The island is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts and can offer everything from chalk-white beaches to mountain peaks with beautiful views. Our goal today is Håen (438 meters) or the NATO mountain as it is also called. The mountain is located in the middle of the island and is easy to get to. After the hike, we travel to Nordland, a small town with 150 inhabitants, where we stay at our accommodation for the next two nights. Here we also have the midnight sun opposite which will give us a fantastic backdrop throughout the evening! Værøy gives its visitors a sense of authenticity, and peace and quiet since we now are far away from the already trodden tourist trails. We live in the old, venerable Prestegården - a well-maintained guesthouse with a warm atmosphere and lovely food.

Today we take the morning ferry for an hour and a half from Moskenes to Værøy. The island is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts and can offer everything from chalk-white beaches to mountain peaks with beautiful views. Our goal today is Håen (438 meters) or the NATO mountain as it is also called. The mountain is located in the middle of the island and is easy to get to. After the hike, we travel to Nordland, a small town with 150 inhabitants, where we stay at our accommodation for the next two nights. Here we also have the midnight sun opposite which will give us a fantastic backdrop throughout the evening! Værøy gives its visitors a sense of authenticity, and peace and quiet since we now are far away from the already trodden tourist trails. We live in the old, venerable Prestegården - a well-maintained guesthouse with a warm atmosphere and lovely food.

ACCOMMODATION

Prestegården

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1.5 hours

DURATION

3-4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

438m/438m

DISTANCE

7 km

Lofoten Værøy and Røst(9)

Day 5:We explore Værøy

Which route we choose to hike today will depend on the weather forecast and the group's own preferences. An alternative could be Nordlandsnupen, the highest mountain on the island. From the top - if the weather is on our side - it will be possible to see the entire Lofoten Wall stretching out, with rock formations as far as the eye can see. The other option is Måhornet, a hike that runs along the coast, through beautiful flower meadows and abandoned villages. After spending the whole day exploring the island, we travel back to Prestegården for a well-deserved dinner and a relaxing last night at this wonderful place.

Which route we choose to hike today will depend on the weather forecast and the group's own preferences. An alternative could be Nordlandsnupen, the highest mountain on the island. From the top - if the weather is on our side - it will be possible to see the entire Lofoten Wall stretching out, with rock formations as far as the eye can see. The other option is Måhornet, a hike that runs along the coast, through beautiful flower meadows and abandoned villages. After spending the whole day exploring the island, we travel back to Prestegården for a well-deserved dinner and a relaxing last night at this wonderful place.

ACCOMMODATION

Prestegården

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

2-5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

490m/490m

DISTANCE

4-20 km

Lofoten Værøy and Røst@RøstBryggehotell(3)

Day 6:To Lofoten's outermost outpost... Røst

Today we go even further south to Røst, the outermost outpost in Lofoten. And the contrasts could not have been greater! Where Værøy is hilly with sharp rock formations, Røst is the exact opposite. This archipelago consists mostly of small islands and islets that just protrude above sea level. Upon arrival, we check-in at our accommodation before we are transported by boat by one of the locals to one of two possible mountains to climb on Røst. We of course go for the highest, Storfjellet at 260 meters above sea level. The trip is relatively easy, it can be steep at times, but it is not very long. If the weather is on our side, we can guarantee an absolutely fantastic view from the top. Blue sea as far as the eye can see, Værøy and the Lofoten Wall on the horizon, and if we are lucky we may be able to see all the way to the mainland and the Helgeland Coast. After the trip, we are transported back to the main islands. Here we enjoy our last dinner together before we take one last hike to check out the main islands by foot. The midnight sun will hopefully pave the way for a beautiful evening!

Today we go even further south to Røst, the outermost outpost in Lofoten. And the contrasts could not have been greater! Where Værøy is hilly with sharp rock formations, Røst is the exact opposite. This archipelago consists mostly of small islands and islets that just protrude above sea level. Upon arrival, we check-in at our accommodation before we are transported by boat by one of the locals to one of two possible mountains to climb on Røst. We of course go for the highest, Storfjellet at 260 meters above sea level. The trip is relatively easy, it can be steep at times, but it is not very long. If the weather is on our side, we can guarantee an absolutely fantastic view from the top. Blue sea as far as the eye can see, Værøy and the Lofoten Wall on the horizon, and if we are lucky we may be able to see all the way to the mainland and the Helgeland Coast. After the trip, we are transported back to the main islands. Here we enjoy our last dinner together before we take one last hike to check out the main islands by foot. The midnight sun will hopefully pave the way for a beautiful evening!

ACCOMMODATION

Røst Bryggehotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

2 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

260m/260m

DISTANCE

3 km

Lofoten Værøy and Røst(30)

Day 7:Guided stockfish tour/Ferry back to Bodø

Unfortunately, we have come to the final day of the trip. However, we have managed to squeeze in one more activity before we leave Røst. We are going to have a guided tour to learn more about stockfish. The inhabitants of Røst naturally use the sea's resources for income so stockfish is, as in the rest of Lofoten "big business" here too. We get a brief overview of the history of the stockfish at Røst, and at the same time learn more about the entire production process. After finishing the guided tour, we take the boat back to Bodø. The estimated arrival time in Bodø is 4.45 PM. We say goodbye to each other at the quay and wish each other a safe trip home after a fantastic week in Lofoten.

Unfortunately, we have come to the final day of the trip. However, we have managed to squeeze in one more activity before we leave Røst. We are going to have a guided tour to learn more about stockfish. The inhabitants of Røst naturally use the sea's resources for income so stockfish is, as in the rest of Lofoten "big business" here too. We get a brief overview of the history of the stockfish at Røst, and at the same time learn more about the entire production process. After finishing the guided tour, we take the boat back to Bodø. The estimated arrival time in Bodø is 4.45 PM. We say goodbye to each other at the quay and wish each other a safe trip home after a fantastic week in Lofoten.

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

3,75 hours

DURATION

1 hour

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2,5 hours

After breakfast, it's time to do the first activity of the day. From Skårungen we paddle away among islets and reefs in our kayaks. After approx. four hours on the water we pack up and travel further south to the historic fishing village Henningsvær. The village is spread over several small islands that are sandwiched between the impressive mountain Vågakallen and the West Fjord. The combination of an active, living environment and the well-preserved architecture makes Henningsvær something completely unique. In the afternoon we travel back to Skårungen. A well-deserved dinner awaits before we can finish up in the wood-fired hot-tub/sauna in the evening if the group desires.  

ACCOMMODATION

Skårungen

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hours

DURATION

4 hours

After checking out from our accommodation we drive south, crossing the island of Flakstad, before continuing from Moskenesøy to Fredvang. Today's destination is the beach at Kvalvika and the nearby mountain Ryten. An absolutely fantastic area where green plains and steep mountains embrace each other. If we have time, we can also make a small discovery trip to Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum's cabin at Kvalvika. This 14 square meter cabin was built as part of their winter project where they spent a full nine months on this beach to live hand in hand with nature. After the trip, we travel to our next accommodation, Eliassen Rorbuer, even further south. In the evening, we are served a 3-course dinner at the property's restaurant.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

8 km

Today we take the morning ferry for an hour and a half from Moskenes to Værøy. The island is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts and can offer everything from chalk-white beaches to mountain peaks with beautiful views. Our goal today is Håen (438 meters) or the NATO mountain as it is also called. The mountain is located in the middle of the island and is easy to get to. After the hike, we travel to Nordland, a small town with 150 inhabitants, where we stay at our accommodation for the next two nights. Here we also have the midnight sun opposite which will give us a fantastic backdrop throughout the evening! Værøy gives its visitors a sense of authenticity, and peace and quiet since we now are far away from the already trodden tourist trails. We live in the old, venerable Prestegården - a well-maintained guesthouse with a warm atmosphere and lovely food.

ACCOMMODATION

Prestegården

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1.5 hours

DURATION

3-4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

438m/438m

DISTANCE

7 km

Which route we choose to hike today will depend on the weather forecast and the group's own preferences. An alternative could be Nordlandsnupen, the highest mountain on the island. From the top - if the weather is on our side - it will be possible to see the entire Lofoten Wall stretching out, with rock formations as far as the eye can see. The other option is Måhornet, a hike that runs along the coast, through beautiful flower meadows and abandoned villages. After spending the whole day exploring the island, we travel back to Prestegården for a well-deserved dinner and a relaxing last night at this wonderful place.

ACCOMMODATION

Prestegården

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

2-5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

490m/490m

DISTANCE

4-20 km

Today we go even further south to Røst, the outermost outpost in Lofoten. And the contrasts could not have been greater! Where Værøy is hilly with sharp rock formations, Røst is the exact opposite. This archipelago consists mostly of small islands and islets that just protrude above sea level. Upon arrival, we check-in at our accommodation before we are transported by boat by one of the locals to one of two possible mountains to climb on Røst. We of course go for the highest, Storfjellet at 260 meters above sea level. The trip is relatively easy, it can be steep at times, but it is not very long. If the weather is on our side, we can guarantee an absolutely fantastic view from the top. Blue sea as far as the eye can see, Værøy and the Lofoten Wall on the horizon, and if we are lucky we may be able to see all the way to the mainland and the Helgeland Coast. After the trip, we are transported back to the main islands. Here we enjoy our last dinner together before we take one last hike to check out the main islands by foot. The midnight sun will hopefully pave the way for a beautiful evening!

ACCOMMODATION

Røst Bryggehotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

2 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

260m/260m

DISTANCE

3 km

Unfortunately, we have come to the final day of the trip. However, we have managed to squeeze in one more activity before we leave Røst. We are going to have a guided tour to learn more about stockfish. The inhabitants of Røst naturally use the sea's resources for income so stockfish is, as in the rest of Lofoten "big business" here too. We get a brief overview of the history of the stockfish at Røst, and at the same time learn more about the entire production process. After finishing the guided tour, we take the boat back to Bodø. The estimated arrival time in Bodø is 4.45 PM. We say goodbye to each other at the quay and wish each other a safe trip home after a fantastic week in Lofoten.

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

3,75 hours

DURATION

1 hour

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.

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: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com 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 suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Footwear
Equipment

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

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
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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Testimonial

"Fantastic trip with varied nature and landscape."

– Ada, 2021

Testimonial

"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

Testimonial

"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