Bike the amazing Lofoten
SVOLVÆR - HENNINGSVÆR - HOV - BALLSTAD - NUSFJORD – REINE
Lofoten is Amazing - Midnight sun, beautiful scenery's, picturesque fishing villages, museums and art galleries.
A biking holiday in Lofoten is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Around virtually every corner you will find new, indescribably beautiful sceneries. The nature in Lofoten is powerful and impressive, with green mountains and towering peaks rising straight from the sea. Small fjords, marshes, lakes and wooded slopes wedges itself in between. On the flat plains, at the foot of the mountains, you find farms and small fishing villages.
As you go, we encourage you to combine natural and cultural experiences. Great biking , combined with visits to galleries, museums, etc. You also visit Nusfjord, which is an old, historical fisherman’s village, listed on the UNESCO’s world heritage list.
From early June to mid-July you can experience biking under the midnight sun. Ride all night long with the glow of the sun as your guide.
Accommodation in hotels and old fisherman's cabins.
Even the food is an adventure. We like to call it a culinary journey or a voyage in the Arctic menu.
We can guarantee a memorable trip with wonderful experiences.
About the midnight sun: see "Useful information".
Last day - ferry from Moskenes. Departure: 11.00. Arrival in Bodø: 15.00
We recommend you to combining the trip with a cruise on the coast line 'Hurtigruten' from Bergen or Kirkenes.
Part of the tour follows the National Tourist Rout Lofoten.
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|Number of days||8|
|Price per person 2017||
NOK 14 100,-. Booking before 1 June 2017: NOK 13 850,-.
Included in package
7 night accommodation with breakfast
Renting Bicycle must be booked in advance.
Hybrid bikes with 21 gears and carriers: NOK 1800, -
It is possible to store some of the luggage in Bodø.
Day by day program
Day 1 - Monday:
Arrive in Bodø. Flight from either Oslo, Bergen or Stavanger. Hurtigruten / Coastal Steamer from Bodø 15.00, arrival Svolvær 21.00.
Accommodation in Svolvær.
Day 2 - Tuesday:
Svolvær - Henningsvær - 24 km. Easy day trip. You bike on a foot- and bicycle path from Svolvær to Kabelvåg, then on to a trafficked road to get to Rørvika. The last 8 km is on a small and winding road with less traffic.
Accommodation in Henningsvær.
Day 3 - Wednesday:
Henningsvær - Hov / Gimsøya - 32 km. Short and easy day trip, on tarmac with some traffic.
Accommodation at Lofoten Links at Hov.
This is the only night you stay at the west coast, so you might see the midnight sun. It is a nice midnight sun tour to hike the top of Hoven (362 m), with a wonderful view of the area you have been biking today. From here you can also see the islands of Vesterålen.
Day 4 - Thursday:
Hov - Stamsund - Leknes - Ballstad - 66 km. Long day trip. The last part of the route, before you arrive in Leknes, you meet some traffic, but there are some bicycle paths available. It is possible to go by taxi the last leg, 14 km from Leknes to Ballstad.
If you want to bike more kilometres today, we recommend you to ride through Stamsund, via Sennesvika, to Ramsvika, with great views of Gravdal and Leknes (+ appr. 20 km).
Accommodation at Fiskarheimen (The fishermans house) or Kremmervika Fishermen’s cabins (Rorbuer) in Ballstad.
Day 5 - Friday:
Before going to NusfjordIt it’s possible to do a hike in Ballstadheia, to get some beautiful views.
You go by bicycle ferry from Ballstad, depart 11.00, arriving Nusfjord appr. 12:00.
The rest of the day you can relax and explore the historical fisherman’s village. It is also possible to do some biking or hiking from Nusfjord.
Accommodation in Fishermen’s cabins (Rorbuer), Nusfjord.
Day 6 - Saturday:
Nusfjord - Reine - 40 km. Average day trip. Biking most of the distance on E10, with some traffic.
Accommodation in Fishermen’s cabins (Rorbuer), Reine (2 nights).
Day 7 - Sunday:
Day off in Reine. We highly recommend a day trip to the end of the road, to the small village of Å and the Stockfish-Museum.
Or you can take a fjordcruise in Kjerkfjorden, walking over to the wonderful beach, Bunesstranda. It is also possible to go hiking to the top of Helvetestinden (the mountain of Hell), (513 m).
Accommodation in Fishermen’s cabins( Rorbuer), Reine.
Day 8 - Monday:
Biking to Moskenes. Ferry boat to Bodø, depart 11:00, arriving Bodø 15:00.
Remember to have enough time to return the rental bikes.