Lofoten Islands self-drive
Lofoten Islands self-drive– Norway –8 days / 7 nights, Bodø - Narvik - Nyvågar - Henningsvær - Nusfjord - Reine - Moskenes - BodøExplore the Lofoten Islands by car, 8-day self-drive tour from Bodø and Narvik to the Lofoten. Located within the Arctic Circle, the beautiful 60 miles Lofoten archipelago, known for its distinctive scenery with steep mountains, snow-capped peaks, open sea, fjord arms with sheltered bays and white sand beaches. Scattered are colorful fishing villages marked by Rorbuer, the traditional fishermen's cabins, beautifully nestled by the seaside of Lofoten.
|Operation||May - September, 2016|
|Departure||Daily, May - September, 2016|
|Price||from $1,975 per person in double room
from $3,625 single room
Supplement for automatic car
|Included||7 nights accommodation
Breakfast buffet daily
Ferry including car & passenger, Moskenes - Bodø
Car rental class B (Volkswagen Polo or similar), 8 days (192 hours)
Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax
Pick-up/drop-off airport/airport Bodø
|Not Included||International flights and taxes
Fuel expenses & GPS
Meals other than mentioned
Service fee $25
|Please Note||The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
All rates and services remain subject to availability.
|Tour Options||Additional hotel nights in Bodø
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Day 1 ARRIVAL BODØ Arrive by flight at Bodø Airport. Pick up rental car and drive to the hotel. Bodø is famous for the world's strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen, situated approx. 20 mi from Bodø. The tidal current occurs every six hours and is caused by 400 million cubic metres of water flowing through the 3 km long and 150 m wide strait between the Saltenfjorden and the Skjerstadfjorden at speeds of up to 20 knots (excursion not included). Accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodø, or similar
Day 2 BODØ - NARVIK (185 mi) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Narvik, a city which lies on a peninsula between the Beisfjord and the Rombaksfjord, at the foot of the 1200 meter high Fagernes Mountain. We recommend a tour on the cable car up the mountain or a visit to the Ofoten Museum which has on display exhibitions from the local cultural history. Furthermore the region has a varied collection of 2nd World War memorials and museums.
Accommodation at Quality Hotel Grand Royal, or similar
Day 3 NARVIK - NYVÅGAR (150mi) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive towards Lofoten which is a beautiful archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the worlds largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude. Lofoten is known for its distinctive scenery with mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.Your rorbuhotel is beautifully situated by the seaside of Lofoten and on the historic location Storvågan.
Accommodation at Nyvågar Rorbuhotel or similar
Day 4 NYVÅGAR - HENNINGSVÆR (12 mi) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you are only in short driving distance to your next stop, Henningsvær, situated at the foot of Mount Vågakaillen, consisting of a group of isles and islets spread out at random in the blue waters of the Vestfjord. With the beautiful mountains in the back and the surroundings of the sea, Henningsvær was a natural hub for fishermen and in the 1800's, Henningsvær became one of the most prominent fishing villages in Lofoten. Here you will find an active, vibrant environment and well-preserved architecture which makes Henningsvær something quite unique.
Accommodation at Henningsvær Bryggehotel or similar
Day 5 HENNINGSVÆR - NUSFJORD (53 mi) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Continue to Nusford which is called "the real Lofoten" because of its location in a magnificent landscape encircled by steep mountains that rise up from the fjord arm of Nusfjord (the Lofoten Wall). It is one of Norway's oldest and best conserved fishing villages with long traditions from the lofotfishing. 50 charming fishermen's cabins are the travelling goal for thousands of tourists that want to experience Lofoten every year. The fishing village is a jewelry box of history and beautifully 'wrapped' buildings in a great rocky and unique nature.
Accommodation at Nusfjord Rorbu or similar
Day 6 NUSFJORD - REINE (26 mi) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the west of Lofoten, by the entrance of the Reinefjord, where you will find the fishing village Reine. Here you have the majestic Lofoten Mountains and the North Sea as your closest neighbors. In the summer season you will find endless days and midnight sun, and in the winter you have short days and amazing northern light.
Accommodation at Reine Rorbuer or similar
Day 7 REINE – BODØ (6 mi - driving only) (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards Moskenes for your ferry towards Bodø (duration approximately 3-4 hours) and arrival at your hotel in Bodø.
Accommodation at Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodø or similar
Day 8 BODØ DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Drive to Bodø Airport and drop off rental car. End of services.