Lofoten by Bicycle
From $3448 Per Person
Independent, 8 Days/7 Nights
Dates: TBA for 2018
Biking in Norway is always a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but biking in Northern Norway is a treat for the eye. Around virtually every corner you will find new, indescribably beautiful scenery. Sun or rain, calm or windy, any type of weather will provide you with truly unique and memorable experiences! As long as your clothes and equipment are appropriate, every trip will be a success. The route from Svolvaer to A runs through picturesque fishing hamlets and towns, such as Henningsvaer (the so- called 'Lofoten's Venice'), Nusfjord, Reine and Sakrisoy. You cycle past Stone Age settlements, old boathouses, the world’s northernmost golf course, a doll museum and innumerable art galleries – you need to have your eyes and ears open and take time to visit some of the numerous attractions along the way. This Norwegian bike trip will provide you with memories never to be forgotten!
Departure dates: TBA for 2018
Day 1, Monday: Bodo - Svolvaer
Own arrival into Bodo (Nordic Destinations can help with flights or train up to Bodo- please inquire). From Bodo you will board the Hurtigruten at 3 pm with arrival in Svolvaer at 9 pm. You may choose to have dinner (own cost) on board. Arrival and overnight in Svolvaer.
Day 2, Tuesday: Svolvaer- Henningsvaer
Breakfast at the hotel and your biking adventure begins - travel from Svolvaer to Henningsaer – an approximate distance of 24 km. Today’s biking journey is relatively easy and the routes take you along foot paths and bicycle paths from Svolvaer to Kabelvag and then on to a trafficked road to get to Rorvika. The last 8 km is on a small and winding road with less traffic. Arrival in Henningsaer, dinner and overnight.
Day 3, Wednesday: Henningsvaer - Gimsoya
Breakfast at the hotel and when you are ready depart for an easy bike day. Today you will bike for approximately 32km on the road; a little traffic can be expected. Arrival in Gimsoya, dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Thursday: Gimsoya - Leknes
Breakfast at the hotel and today you will bike for approximately 52km. Your route takes you via Hov to Stamsund and then onto Leknes. Today is an ‘average’ grade and en-route traffic must be expected particularly on the last leg of the route to Leknes. Arrival, dinner and overnight.
Note* If you would like to cycle more today - we recommend to bike through Stamsund via Sennesvika over to Ramsvika, with great views of Gravdal and Leknes (we recommend this trip either on day 4 or as a start of day 5 before you cycle towards Ballstad).
Day 5, Friday: Leknes- Ballstad
Breakfast at the hotel and today’s route is relatively short. Departure from Leknes to Ballstad; an enjoyable 14 km stretch. Todays’ short trip promises for varied road conditions and some rolling hills towards the end of the stage. Dinner and overnight in Fishermen’s Rorbuer.
Note*If you want to do some more biking today, it is possible to ride the last loop described during day 4 before you cycle towards Ballstad. It's also nice to go hiking at Ballstad.
Day 6, Saturday: Ballstad - Reine
Breakfast and departure with cycle by ferry from Ballstad to Nusfjord. From Nusfjord you will bike to Reine; an approximate distance of 40km – an average day of cycling can be expected. Today you will mostly cycle on the E10 to Reine and some traffic can be expected. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7, Sunday: Explore the area around Reine
Breakfast at the hotel and today is yours to do just as you please. Reine is a beautiful area of the Lofoten islands and there is much to do and see. We recommend a day trip to the end of the road/island: A. Stockfish-Museum in A. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8, Monday: Reini - Moskenes - Bodo
Breakfast at the hotel. Your last biking route on the Lofoten Island will take you from Reine to Moskenes. From Moskenes, a ferry boat has been reserved that will depart for Bodo. Timings of your choice, please let us have your preference; 06:00, 10:30 or 2:00 pm, arriving Bodo 09:15, 2:30 pm or 5:15 pm. Remember to have enough time to deliver the rental bikes back again! Arrival in Bodo and departure according to your own itinerary (Nordic Destinations can help you with your extra nights, flights or train from Bodo- please inquire).
Or inquire to extend your vacation.
Your Trip Includes the following:
- Accommodation 7 nights incl. breakfast and self-made lunch packet / refill own thermos.
- 6 x 3-course dinner.
- Bike rental for 8 days.
- Luggage transport
- Bicycle-ferry from Ballstad to Nusfjord
- Ferry from Moskenes to Bodo day 8
- Map and tour description
Single supplement: $582
NOTE: this trip must be booked 4 weeks in advance of your departure, or more. Space in Lofoten is limited so restrictions on booking time have been implemented.
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.