Norway Self Drive 2 - Lofoten Explorer

Spend your days doing as much or as little as you please!

About Norway Self Drive 2 - Lofoten Explorer

Summary

Enjoy typical Lofoten accommodation, 'Rorbuer' (traditional fishermen's cabins) & explore this fascinating landscape.

Activity code: NOFD03

Duration: 8 Days

START / FINISH - Svolvaer [also possible from Leknes or Narvik]

The Lofoten Islands are simply stunning in their dramatic beauty. Widely known for cod fishing the early Spring season can see hundreds of fishing boats from across the country descend on the islands. Much of the fish that is landed on the island can be seen drying on racks all over from March to May to produce the famous dried cod or "Bacalao".

Northern Norway is known as the land of the Midnight Sun so visiting in the summer months will bring an entirely different perspective.

You may wish to relax and explore the incredible landscape, visit one of the many interesting museums or art galleries, stroll through old fishing towns like Henningsvær, Nusfjord, Reine or Å or go for a more strenuous hike. If the weather is fine perhaps a picnic or even a swim at one of the fantastic uncrowded beaches.

You could extend your holiday by visiting the less known Lofoten Islands Værøy and Røst or with islands Vesterålen and Senja.

We offer rorbu accommodation and recommend staying:

  • 3 nights in Svolvær
  • 2 nights in Mortsund
  • 2 nights in Reine or Å

What's Included:

  • arrival transfer
  • mid-size rental car for 7 days on Lofoten
  • accommodation - 7 nights in total (as above suggestion)
  • Fully detailed itinerary with recommended sightseeing and route suggestions
  • FREE travel app with all your documents, maps, weather and much more
  • All local taxes

Flights to the Lofoten Islands or to locations on the nearby mainland can be arranged as part of a fully bonded ATOL holiday itinerary - please ask for a quote.

All our holidays are tailor-made; the fly-drive itineraries, short breaks and holiday suggestions on our website are well trusted examples but we are happy to arrange any reasonable schedule.

Contact us now to book this recommended Holiday for any date.

Itinerary

  • Example Itinerary - Fly to Lofoten

    Day 1 - Fly into Lofoten (either Leknes or Svolvaer); arrival transfer to Svolvaer. Stay in Svolvaer at Thon Hotel - 3nts BB

    Days 2 & 3 - local sightseeing; excursions & activities

    Day 4 - take hire car and drive south to Reine; stay in Reine Rorbu - 2 (or 3) nights

    Day 5 - local sightseeing in the south of Lofoten - home to some of the best-known fishing villages, such as Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen and Å.

    Day 6 - head back north via a visit to Nusfjord and Leknes; stay at Mortsund Rorbuer 2 (or 3) nights

    Day 7 - visit of the Viking Museum and other sightseeing / activities

    Day 8 - return to Svolvaer, drop off car at airport.

  • Example Itinerary - Fly to Narvik

    Day 1 - Fly into Narvik; pick up hire car at airport; drive west to cross on to the Lofoten Islands. Stay in Svolvaer at Thon Hotel - 3nts BB

    Days 2 & 3 - local sightseeing; excursions & activities

    Day 4 -  drive south via a visit to Leknes and stay at Mortsund Rorbuer 2 nights

    Day 5 - visit of the Viking Museum and other sightseeing / activities

    Day 6 - continue your route south via Nusfjord and Sund to Reine; stay in Reine Rorbu - 2 nights

    Day 7 - local sightseeing in the south of Lofoten - home to some of the best-known fishing villages, such as Hamnøy, Reine, Sørvågen and Å.

    Day 8 - take ferry from nearby Moskenes to Bodø; stay at Thon Hotel - 1nt BB

    Day 9 - drop off car at Bodø Airport or drive up coast to Narvik for one final night.

    [Day 10 - drop off car at Narvik Airport, fly home]

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