On this hiking trip through Lofoten, a professional guide will take you to some of the greatest hiking destinations in this world-famous group of islands. In a small group, you will travel large parts of the islands and stay in traditional fishermen's housing in small, charming fishing villages.
Season: Fixed starting dates in Summer 2018: 24 June, 1 July, 19 August & 2 September.
Highlights: We've picked out the best walks, the most stunning iconic views, as well as some hidden gems on our eight-day of exploring of the wild and untamed islands. Dramatic mountains, long white beaches, wild sea and rich wildlife offer the visitors Price per person: € 2139 / $ 2565 / NOK 20 000 *Based on 2 people sharing a room.
Includes: 7 nights in twin rooms, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners. All local transfers/transport. English-speaking experienced local guide.
*Detailed information to be provided after booking. Domestic flights can be arranged on request.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - MEET THE GROUP IN BODØ
Bodø is a vibrant city at the edge of diverse nature. If you arrive early, you may explore the local street art, or take a day trip to Saltstraumen to experience the world's strongest tidal current.
You will meet your guide and group in Bodø at the Hotel and have dinner together at 7 p.m. We will help you with your international flight or domestic flight connection from Oslo.
DAY 2: Å - HIKERS PARADISE
You will take an early ferry (around 6 a.m.) from Bodø til Lofoten with breakfast to go from the hotel. After arriving in Moskenes around noon, the fishing village Å is just a short drive away. Å is the westernmost fishing village in Lofoten, the surroundings here are spectacular! Here you have the chance to visit Lofoten Stockfish museum, and the Fishing Village museum. Lofoten is famous for stockfish and all around the islands, you will see huge racks with drying fish. The tours first hike is to the mountain Tindstind (468 meters, 4-5 hours). You will experience one of Norway’s most amazing views. Retire to your cozy "rorbu" after dinner.
DAY 3: BOAT TRIP, BEACH AND SPECTACULAR FJORD-LANDSCAPE
You will take a small ferry on the spectacular Kjerkfjord and walk across to Bunesstranda. The beach Bunesstranda is one of the Norwegian Icons and a truly remarkable place! For three hours you will hike close to Kjerkfjord, which is lined by spectacular, high, jagged mountains. When the evening gets closer, the group will return to Reine by boat. Dinner will be served in a traditional fisherman huts, which will also be your home for the night.
DAY 4: TO LOFOTEN'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH
Today you will cross the island Flakstad and go on to Moskenes Island to Fredvang (45 minutes’ drive). This day’s destination is the beautiful beach at Kvalvika and the mountain of Ryten (543 meters, 5 hours). We guarantee that you will love the beach (even if the water is cold) and the view from the mountain. The idyllic beach is surrounded by green plains and steep mountains and the view from the mountain is remarkable. In Ballstad - another beautiful, authentic fishing village - you will stay in fisherman accommodation close to the sea.
DAY 5: TREK IN THE MOUNTAINS ON THE WESTCOAST OF LOFOTEN
Today you will be driven to Utakleiv or Haukland; two of the prettiest beaches in Lofoten, and trek to the top of Himmeltinden (930 meters), the highest summit in this part of Lofoten. The trek takes around five hours; in good weather the views out to sea and across the far side of Lofoten are fantastic. Second night in Ballstad.
DAY 6: COSTAL WALK BETWEEN EGGUM AND UNSTAD
You will head East to Unstad (45 minutes). If the weather is good the group will spend some time at the beach, have coffee and enjoy the surroundings before starting the coastal walk between Unstad and Eggum (2 hours one way, about 9 km). This is one of the most famous walks in Lofoten. Unstad is a famous surfing beach, and in Eggum you see one of the most famous sculptures in Artscape Nordland. This art project has spread art and inspiration all around the beautiful nature of Northern Norway. From there you go further on to Henningsvær and have the afternoon to explore. Cozy accommodation with an even more cozy cafe.
DAY 7: LOFOTEN'S PRETTIEST FISHING VILLAGE
Many people consider Henningsvær to be Lofoten's prettiest fishing village. This day will be spent in the beautiful harbour and on a trek to Festvågtinden (541 meters, 4-5 hours). There are panoramic views from here across Henningsvær, the Vestfjord and the Steigen area on the other side of the fjord. The night will be spent in a traditional rorbu in Henningsvær, like the day before. This is the last night of the trip, and the group is invited for a farewell dinner to round off the adventure over the last week.
DAY 8: END OF TRIP
After breakfast, the trip has unfortunately come to an end. Transport to Evenes or Svolvær airports for domestic flights. It is also possible to take a ferry from Svolvær back to Bodø.
Should you wish to continue to explore more of Northern Norway on your own, we can assist with experiences such as indulging in the local culinary scene (Lofoten is particularly known for its' lamb and dryfish), island hopping between idyllic islands such as Myken and Fleinvær, cave diving in Salten, or an art visit to author Knut Hamsun's kingdom, Hamarøy.