Biking Lofoten from Svolvaer to Å
Biking Lofoten from Svolvaer to Å– Norway –8 days / 7 nights, Bodø - Hurtigruten - Svolvær - Henningsvær - Gimsøya - Stamsund - Ballstad - Nusfjord - Reine - Moskenes - Ferry to BodøA biking holiday in Lofoten is an unforgettable experience. The route from Svolvær to Å takes you through Lofoten's fantastic scenery - majestic mountains, white sandy beaches, wooden fishing boats, rust-red fishermen's cabins or rorbuer. Peddle through picturesque fishing hamlets such as Henningsvær, Nusfjord, Reine and Sakrisøy. Cycle past Stone Age settlements, old boathouses and wracks of drying cod, an important market for Lofoten fisheries.
|Operation||June 6 - August 15, 2016|
|Departure||Tour starts in Bodø, Monday - Monday:
Trips without guide & luggage transport
June 6, 13
Trips with guide & luggage transport
June 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15
|Price||Without luggage transport
$1,985 per person in double room
$2,380 single room
With luggage transport
$2135 per person in double room
$2,530 single room
|Included||7 nights accommodation
7 x packed lunch/thermos refill (own thermos)
6 x dinner (all days except arrival day in Svolvær)
Ferry "Hurtigruta" Bodø - Svolvær (Monday)
Ferry Moskenes - Bodø (Monday)
Map and tour description
|Not Included||International airfare and airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||The cycle tours are self-guided tours, no guide is provided.
The trip starts in Bodø day 1, going with the Hurtigruten, departing 15.00. The last day the ferry from Moskenes departs 10.00, arrival Bodø 13.30.
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Bodø or Svolvær
Combine with Hurtigruten cruise from Svolvær northbound to Tromsø, Hammerfest or Kirkenes
Hurtigruten cruise southbound from Svolvær to Trondheim or Bergen
We can tailor make bicycle trips for groups, or combined tours with bike and canoe, or tours on horseback
Lofoten Bike map
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Day 1 ARRIVAL BODØ Individual arrival in Bodø. Flight from either Oslo, Bergen or Stavanger. Hurtigruten / Coastal Steamer from Bodø 15.00, arrival Svolvær 21.00. Overnight stay at Svolvær.
Day 2 SVOLVÆR - HENNINGSVÆR (24 km) (B, D) Cycling from Svolvær to Henningsvær - 24 km. Easy day trip. You cycle 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 E10, a small and winding road with less traffic. Accomodation in Heningsvær.
Day 3 HENNIGSVÆR - HOV/GIMSØYA (32 km) (B, D) Henningsvær to Hov, an idyllic and historic place on the outer coast of the island of Gimsøya - 32 km. Here you will find some of the oldest settlements in the Lofoten Islands, including several burial mounds from the Stone Age and Viking Age. This is a short and easy day trip, with some traffic on the E10. Accomodation in Hov.
Day 4 HOV - STAMSUND (52 km) (B, D) Hov to Stamsund, a quaint fishing village and port of call on the Norwegian Coastal voyage. A 50 km route, an average day trip. The last part of the route to Leknes you must expect some traffic, but there are some bicycle paths available. Dinner and overnight Hotel in Leknes.
If you want to ride more today, we recommend to cycle through Stamsund via Sennesvika over to Ramsvika, with great views of Gravdal and Leknes (we recommend this trip either day 4 or as a start day 5, before you cycle towards Ballstad). Accomodation in Leknes.
Day 5 LEKNES - BALLSTAD (14 km) (B, D) Short day trip with varied road conditions and some rolling hills towards the end of the stage. Bicycle-ferry departs Ballstad 11:00, arriving Nusfjord appr. 12:00.
NB: depending of the weather, if the ferry cannot sail, we will organize transport by taxi through Nappstraumstunnellen. Dinner and overnight in Fishermens Rorbuer, Nusfjord.
Day 6 BALLSTAD - NUSFJORD - REINE (40 km) (B, D) Biking from Nusfjord to Reine - 40 km. Average day trip. Cycle mostly on the E10 to Reine, with some traffic. Dinner and overnight in Fishermens Rorbuer, Reine (2 nights).
Day 7 REINE (B, D) Day off at Reine. We highly recommend a day trip to Værøy, which is Lofoten in a nutshell, with dramatic mountains, white sandy beaches, lush mountainsides and picturesque fishing stations. Dinner and overnight in Fishermens Rorbuer, Reine
Day 8 MOSKENES - BODØ (B) Biking to Moskenes. Ferry boat to Bodø, depart 10:30, arriving Bodø 14:30. Remember to have enough time to return the rental bikes!
If you want to spend some more days in Lofoten, we recommend spending extra days in Reine, were you can go hiking or fishing or just relax.
It is also possible to do more biking on the roads during the week, just look at the map, and you can visit small villages with nearly no traffic in Lofoten!