Lofoten is one of the most spectacular destinations in Norway. With idyllic fishing villages, a vibrant coastal landscape, as well as exciting activities and outdoor experiences in magnificent nature, it is no wonder that the archipelago is a favorite destination for Norwegians. On this trip, you will experience Arctic Lofoten in an easy, comfortable and efficient way. You can also add the unique Helgeland Coast to your Lofoten tour.
The Lofoten archipelago is one of the few inhabited areas of the world where human intervention in nature and landscape has been minimal. In many places, these islands on the northwest coast of Norway still look like they did thousands of years ago. This has contributed in making this area popular with anyone who wants to experience the authentic coastal culture as well as stunning scenery.
You start your adventure in Lofoten by taking a express boat from Bodø to Svolvær. On the boat trip, you get views of the Steigen Mountains in the east and the Lofoten Islands in the west and you arrive in Svolvær during the evening. After spending the night in Svolvær, you travel by bus south through Lofoten's spectacular scenery and landscape to the idyllic village of Reine.
Reine is an authentic and vibrant fishing village in Lofoten known for its scenic location on the North Sea and the majestic Lofoten Alps. The picturesque fishing village is the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore Lofoten. After one or more nights in Reine, you take the bus back to Svolvær and you can enjoy contrasts and more impressions during the trip. After an overnight stay in Svolvær you go by express boat back to Bodø.
Tour option: Lofoten & Helgeland Coast
You can also choose the option where you, in addition to Lofoten, get the Helgeland coast to Trondheim. You start by boat from Bodø along the Helgeland Coast where you can experience a stunning landscape with mighty mountains and thousands of islands. Mountains rise above the flat archipelago in beautiful, characteristic formations and here you will find some of Norway's most beautiful and famous mountains.
The boat arrives at Sandnessjøen and you continue further by bus to Mosjøen, a small cultural-historical town that has a lot to offer in terms of activities and experiences.After a night or more in Mosjøen, you taka a train ride through a changing landscape, from coast to inland and high mountains to Trondheim.
Starting points and travel options
- Legendary Lofoten: The trip starts from Bodø, and can be taken as a round trip from Bodø to Lofoten and back
- Lofoten & Helgeland Coast: The trip starts from Bodo to Lofoten and further along the Helgeland Coast to Trondheim
You choose the route, length and which activities fit into your itinerary.
If you want to experience more, you can easily extend and combine the trip by adding overnight stays and activities along the way. In Reine and Svolvær you will find varied and beautiful hotels in addition to exciting experiences in the scenic coast and mountain landscape in Lofoten.