Exploring the Lofoten Islands

8 DAYS - Difficulty level: MODERATE/TOUGH

GROUPS OF 5 TO 15 PEOPLE - ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: LEKNES

Lofot 08Int

Tour code: LOFOT-08 Int

          Detailed hiking guide of the tour 

PRESENTATION

This magnificent trip inside the Arctic Circle is intended for travellers used to mountains. Five contrasted hikes take you all over the Lofoten Islands, a little Arctic paradise in the north of Norway where the mountains rise steeply out of the sea. In summer (May to September) the warmth of the climate, which is heated by the Gulf Stream, causes millions of different flowers to bloom. You will be surprised to see little fishing ports with their painted wooden houses within a stone’s throw of mountain landscapes. Enjoy the peace and gentleness of the Arctic summer.


DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Arrive at Leknes airport and transfer to our accommodation in Hov, an isolated hamlet on a peninsula facing the ocean. One of the best places in the Lofoten Islands to watch the sun setting and to enjoy the Midnight Sun!

Day 2: On this first day a short hike to the top of Hovden to stretch our legs. On one side the sea stretches to the horizon and on the other an uninterrupted view of the entire island of Vestvågøya in its setting of turquoise sea, you get a 360° view from the top of this mountain.

Day 3: Transfer to the small village of Unstad. Hike to Nonstinden along a trail that starts on the shore of the Norwegian Sea and then follows a long ridge before dropping to the old beaten earth road that takes us to the hamlet of Unstad. Transfer and settling into our rorbus in the little port of Ballstad.

Day 4: We begin this day by climbing the mountains that overlook our rorbu. We start by walking alongside a coastal trail before starting the climb which levels out to take us to the mountain plateau or “heia”. This is one of the finest views of our trip!

Day 5: Today’s hike takes us through a wide variety of scenery until we reach two beautiful summits that overlook the plain of Leknes and the Vesterfjord. The final climb is along a beautiful ridge that overlooks the town of Leknes on the right and the magnificent Vestfjord on the left. Evening transfer to the village of Sørvågen in the south of the islands.

Day 6: This day is spent fishing in the fjord. We set off in a little motorboat along the Vesterfjord dividing the islands from the Norwegian mainland. In the evening we cook our catch back at our lodgings.

Day 7: The trip ends with a long hike to the top of Munkan opposite the highest summit of the island (Hermanndalstinden – 1,029 m). This is a very enjoyable hike through landscapes surrounded by high mountains. We walk round a number of lakes and waterfalls and enjoy unbroken views of the wildest areas of the Lofoten islands.


Day 8: Early morning drop-off at Leknes airport.

 

 

 

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1050€/pers.

5 people minimum

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Price includes

  Price does not include
Guides
Accommodation from day 1 to day 7
Transport in the Lofoten Islands, as specified in the hiking guide (from day 1 to day 8)
Meals, other than those specified as not included in the hiking guide
And all the services specified in the hiking guide (see the hiking guide)
  Insurance**
Any flights (the price is for travel from Leknes and back to Leknes)
Any meals on day 1 and day 8
Any tips and drinks

* A quotation will be made for every demand. Registration fees are included in the prices. Prices does not include flight and may be subject to changes depending on exchange rate (Euro/NOK).

**You will need to provide an insurance certificate when you register. Before purchasing a new insurance that covers this type of trip, you should check if you are not already covered by an insurance  (visa card, home insurance...).


 

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1. Read the complete pdf file of the tour (the "detailed hiking guide of the tour").

2. If you have any questions about the trip you have chosen, and you can not find the answers in the "detailed hiking guide of the tour", please contact us:

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   2. Once the quote is accepted, we ask you to download the registration form and the general and special conditions of sale.
   3. Finally, after having read our terms and conditions of sale, you can complete your registration form and send it back to us by email.

 

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Travel to Lofoten when you want and with who you want 
With the self-guided tour
"Road Trip in the land of the Midnight sun"
(trip without guide - accommodation and car rental included)

High points

 A varied tour resulting from 10 years’ experience of the Lofoten Islands
Accommodation in different places with a variety of styles (both East and West coast)
French-Norwegian guide (speaking fluently English)

Fishing trip on the fjord

Level of difficulty?

 moderate - up to 1,000 m of total uphill climb/day. 5 to 7 hours’ walk per day.
> Keys to success: capable of exercising at least 3 x 1 hour each week. Mountain hiking experience. Capable of adapting to new environments.

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 About our prices

No hidden cost will be charged on the bill!
Registration fees?
They are included in the tour prices
Extra airline surcharges?

No, you are taking care of your flights and can therfore choose what suits you best (time and prices*).


*You need to the acces by your own means to the départure place of the trip (Lofoten), but we can help you at no extra cost to arrange your transfer.
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Pre-existing groups

You are a group of friends, family, colleagues ... and you want to book a private tour together?

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