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The Best of Lofoten

Land of the midnight sun

The Best of Lofoten

Land of the midnight sun

From USD 2990

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 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 10.30pm, 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, boat will be replaced by 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 programme. 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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Dates and booking

Sun 18. June - Sun 25. June 2023

USD 2990Available

Sun 25. June - Sun 02. July 2023

USD 2990Available

Sun 16. July - Sun 23. July 2023

USD 2990Available

Guaranteed departure

Sun 23. July - Sun 30. July 2023

USD 2990Available

Sun 13. August - Sun 20. August 2023

USD 2990Available

Sun 27. August - Sun 03. September 2023

USD 2990Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

CET

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

3/6 Physical

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.

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 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.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Scandic Havet

MEALS

-,-,D

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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.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

DURATION

4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

3 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

100m/100m

DISTANCE

3 km

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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.

ACCOMMODATION

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

8 km

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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.

ACCOMMODATION

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

964m/964m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Svinøya Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

3-4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

150m/150m

DISTANCE

8 km

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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.

ACCOMMODATION

Svinøya Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

541m/541m

DISTANCE

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.

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Scandic Havet

MEALS

-,-,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.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

DURATION

4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Eliassen Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

3 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

100m/100m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Nusfjord Arctic Resort

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1,5 hours

DURATION

6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

964m/964m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Svinøya Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

3-4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

150m/150m

DISTANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Svinøya Rorbuer

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

4 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

541m/541m

DISTANCE

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.

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

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.

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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