Hiking the Amazing Lofoten Isles

The Lofoten Isle archipelago offers breathtaking, unforgettable scenery, creating an almost fairy tale like atmosphere.
This tour takes you to a landscape of impressive alpine mountain peaks, Arctic fjords, white beaches and tiny fishing settlements. You get to experience some of the genuine Lofoten atmosphere through local food and traditional accommodation in fishermen’s cabins (rorbuer).
We first meet in Stamsund, where the Norwegian Coastal Express, Hurtigruten arrives from Bodø. You'll never forget your first approach to the Lofoten Islands by ship. The islands spread their tall, craggy mountains against the sky like some spiky sea dragon and you wonder how human beings eke out a living in such seemingly inhospitable surroundings.
The last days we have Reine as our base. The beauty of this place is simply staggering.
Your guide, Hilde will take you to some of her favorite places in Lofoten. You will hike summits with 360 degree views and shorelines with smell of seaweed and ocean.

Overnight in fishermans cabins.
Even the food is an adventure. We like to call it a culinary journey, or a voyage in the Arctic menu.
We guarantee a memorable trip with great adventure.

The tour is suitable for people with normal/good shape. You should be accustomed to walking in the mountains.

Tourdates 2017:
Tour no 1: 19.06 - 25.06 2017
Tour no 2: 14.08 - 20.08 2017

Deadline booking:
Tour no 1: 15 April 2017
Tour no 2: 1 June 2017

Price:
Per person in double room.: NOK 12 950 ,-
Single room supplement: NOK 2 340,-
Book early discount: - NOK 250,-

Included in the price:
Accommodation, 2 course dinner, breakfast, self made lunch packet and refill of thermos every day, tour guide,  transport during the trip.

How to get there:
Since this is a tours with participants from all around the world, everyone have to arrange the journey to start/end point themselves.
Alt. 1: Flight to Evenes and bus to Leknes - taxi or local bus from to Stamsund
Alt. 2: Flight/train to Bodø, "Hurtigruta" at 15:00 to Stamsund
Alt. 3: Flight to Leknes - taxi to Stamsund

Price from:
12 950,-
Days:7
6 nights accommodation in "rorbu" Fishermans cabin, incl. dinner, breakfast, self packed lunch, refill of thermos, luggage transfer, map and information, guide, transfers to and from the hiking trips.
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Day by day program

Day 1 - Monday:
Individual arrival in Stamsund

Hurtigruten from Bodo arrive in Stamsund at 19:00.
Dinner and accommodation at Stamsund Rorbuer.

Day 2 - Tuesday:
Hiking the mountains Stamsundheia and Steinetind

Today we'll get better acquainted with each other and the peaks encircling Stamsund.
Dinner and accommodation at Stamsund Rorbuer.

Day 3 - Wednesday:
Hiking the summit of Holandsmelen

Day trip to the mountain Holandsmelen at " the seaward side" of Vestvågøy. "Seaward side"  - means  the side of Lofoten facing the windswept Norwegian Sea.
3 - 4 hrs. hike to the summit. If the weather is good you'll get a magnificent view in all directions.
During the day you'll get the opportunity to make a refreshing swim at one of the finest sandy beaches in Lofoten.
Dinner and accommodation at Stamsund Rorbuer.

Day 4 - Thursday:
Visit the Glasblower in Vikten, and walk in the area

First we make a visit to Northern Norway's first Glass hut, an impressive building with shop and workshop.
After visiting the glass hut we go for a nice walk in the area. We have two options, depending on weather conditions;
- Along the shoreline to Hornneset. We can walk along the beach, with pebbles big as rocks, or follow the path of the green grassy slope above.
- Into Viktedalen, a nice valley above the small community.
Today's  last destination is Reine. On our way  we visit Nusfjord. A fascinating place located in a narrow fjord, surrounded by eerie mountain sides. Most buildings are from the 1800s and have been preserved in its original form. The place has a few residents and is now more like a living museum under constant development. We have a short hike in Nusfjord before continuing to Reine.
Dinner and accommodation at Reine Rorbuer.

Day 5 - Friday:
Hike to Kvalvika bay - climb the summit of Ryten - return via Kuhella - Total ca. 9.5 km

The longest trip of the week starts by walking the pass to Kvalvika. If we feel fit, and the permits we climb the mountain, Ryten (543 m). The summit offers wonderful and dramatic mountain- and ocean views. (6.5 km without summit.)
Dinner and accommodation at Reine Rorbuer.

Day 6 - Saturday: 
Boat trip into Reinefjord and hike from Vinstad to Bunesstranda (beach).

We start with a boat trip from Reine to Vindstad.  From Vinstad we have a 1 1/2 hours hike through the pass to Bunesstranda.
This tour  is a "must"  for those visiting Lofoten. On  Bunesstranda beach we have time for a lunch brake before walking back to the boat, and Reine.
Dinner and accommodation at Reine Rorbuer.

Day 8 - Sunday:
Departure

Breakfast, good bye and individual departure from Reine.

There may be changes in the scheduled itinerary because of weather conditions.

Departures and prices

OutboundDestinationSpots leftFrom price
19/6Hiking Lofoten19. - 25.June 2017More than 812 950,-Book
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14/8Hiking Lofoten14. - 20. august 2017More than 812 950,-Book
 

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