Road trip in the land of the Midnight Sun

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8 DAYS self-guided tour

minimum 2 people - Arrival/departure: LEKNES or STAMSUND

  Detailed hiking guide of the tour

PRESENTATION

This is a very complete Self-guided journey intended for nature lovers. It will enable you to explore the archipelago of the Lofoten Islands from north to south.

The Lofoten Islands are a world in themselves, combining both the hardness of steep mountains, the gentleness of lush valleys and small fishing ports nestled at the end of fjords. The unique, surprising combination of Alps in the middle of the Norwegian Sea, provides perfect terrain for hiking.

The bespoke nature of the tour enables you to choose one of several options each day or to combine them all depending on how you feel, and how fit you are. You can visit a Viking museum and/or set off on a hike in the wilderness or, if you feel up to it, go kayaking in a large fjord in the south of the islands.


DAY BY DAY*

Day 1: Arrival at Leknes or Stamsund where you pick up your rental car, then drive to your first accommodation on the Lofotens.

Day 2 to 7 included: Choice of 17 hikes of different levels and 11 activities on the five main islands of the archipelago (visits, museum, sea kayak, fishing trip, etc.).

Day 8: End of stay: you return your car to Leknes or Stamsund. Departure from the Lofoten Islands.


RENTAL CARS

In the Lofotens, as in the rest of Norway, the cost of living is extremely high, so in order to offer you services at competitive prices while maintaining a quality service, our rental cars are second hand vehicles. Of course, all our vehicles benefit from the same guarantees and services as in any "classic" agency. The mileage is unlimited and you have a compulsory third-party insurance included. The vehicles are 5-seater cars, usually of Japanese brand. It is possible to take an additional insurance for the car.


ACCOMMODATIONS

For a standard stay of 8 days / 7 nights, except in special cases or otherwise stipulated in the quotation / accepted offer, you will be accommodated in three different accommodation located in the center of the islands (Vestvågøya Island), north of the islands (Austvågøya) and the south (island of Moskenesøya).
The details of these accommodations will be described in the offer that will be made to you by email. The exact location for each of them can be found in the practical information sheet, which we provide in addition to the Road Book. Consult the detailed hiking guide of the tour (PDF) to know more about the different types of accommodation offer for this self-guided circuit.


ROAD BOOK

A very complete document will be given to you, once the balance of the trip has been paid, and at least one month before the departure date of your stay. In addition to this booklet of about forty pages, we will provide you with a personalized information sheet for your accommodations and your rental vehicle (contact details, access, map, etc.).

Road Book Details:

  • We have selected a series of varied hikes (different type of landscapes, levels of difficulty, duration) and possible activities on the Lofotens (fishing trip, kayak, etc.). These activities are listed island by island and described in detail. In the Road Book you will find all the practical information to take part in the different optionnal activities and be able to do the hikes on your own.
  • You don't have to follow a rigid "day-by-day" program, but you'll make your own program; according to the weather, your shape, where you are housed, and your desire of the moment.
  • A general map of the archipelago, where we have placed the hikes and activities, allows you to spot at a glance the hikes or activities near your accommodation, or those those that are on your route when you are driving from one accommodation to another.
  • We also found it useful to provide you with information on where you can go shopping on the islands, and some suggestions for where to eat or simply have a good coffee (our favorites places on the islands).
  • Finally, you will find all the useful information to spend a stay in all serenity (tourist offices, pharmacies, medical emergencies, usefull websites to consult, etc.).

 

*If you wish to modify the programme (number of days, type and number of accommodation), ask for a quote.

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Dates and Prices

From to Price from (All tax included)* Number of people

Registration/

Inquiry

 15th of May  15th of September

 

2 people/789€ pers.

4 people/650€ pers.

6 people/628€ pers.

2 people minimum Register

 

The price includes

  • A detailed road book for the entire tour.
  • A second-hand hire car for 7 days including basic insurance
  • Accommodation on site in rorbuer and cabins for 7 nights
  • Three 1/50,000 maps of the Lofoten Islands
  • Reception and explanations once you arrive (Go to the hiking guide)

The price does not include

  • Insurance
  • Any flights (The price is for travel from Leknes and back to Leknes)
  • Any meals

 


* A quote will always be maid for each 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).

How to register

You are interested in one of our trips and you want to register ?
Here is how you can do it:

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:

-  through the inquiry form (accessible by clicking on the button "Register" for each circuit ) or

- directly through the contact section of the site.

   1. You will get a swift answer to your inquiry or registration demand, with a quote for the trip you have asked for.
   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.

 

Remember that you can contact us anytime , we are here to answer your questions quickly.

When travel?

May and June are ideal months for a self-guided tour in the Lofoten Islands:

- you can enjoy the famous "midnight sun" (permanent daylight)
- the islands are not crowded yet (tourists arrive mostly in July and August)
- June is the flowering season (spring in the Lofotens)
- statistically the weather is better (more sun, less rain)

High points

Freedom with a bespoke programme
A hire car means you can be flexible
A very thorough, easy to follow road book for a stress-free stay

Assistance by phone (in French/English or Norwegian)

A complete itinerary: explore the islands from south to north

3 "Base Camps": in the south, center and north of the islands

 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?

> pre-existing group enquiry form