Lofoten Islands in a nutshell
Arctic mountains & picturesque fishing villages
The Lofoten Islands are some of the most spectacular islands in the world. Situated above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten archipelago offers dramatic, imposing beauty everywhere you look. This tour combines breathtaking scenery and idyllic fishing villages. During the tour you can relax and enjoy the vibrant costal culture, or add activities of your choice. You travel safely and comfortably by local bus and ferry.
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 to making this area popular with anyone who wants to experience the authentic coastal culture as well as stunning scenery.
This tour can be taken as a round trip from Bodø, Trondheim, or Oslo. You can also choose to end your tour in Bodø. Travelers from Trondheim and Oslo take the night train north from Trondheim and arrive in Bodø in the morning.
You start your adventure in the Lofoten Islands by taking the 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. You arrive in Svolvær during the evening. Svolvær is Lofoten's largest town and offers loads of opportunities for adventures and activities. After spending one or more nights here, 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 on hikes, kayaking trips or fishing expeditions. It is also the perfect place to wander about and take in the majestic scenery, visit local shops, and witness the traditional wood racks for drying stockfish.
After one or more nights in Reine, you take the bus to Moskenes and continue by ferry back to the harbor town of Bodø, where you can enjoy even more impressions of the unique northern landscape.
We highly recommend adding activities and experiences to your Lofoten adventure. You can easily extend and combine this tour with overnight stays and activities on the island. 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.