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Cycling Through the Lofoten Islands

From Svolvær to Reine through breathtaking scenery
8 days
Moderate
Self-guided
160 km +
June + August - September
Few spaces

Luggage transfer
Midnight sun/Northern Lights
Spectacular scenery
Picturesque fishing villages
Cultural experiences

7 x accommodation | 7 x breakfast | 7 x self-packed lunch | 3 x dinner | Bicycle ferry | Luggage transfer | Tour description | Digital maps | GPX files

This tour must be booked no later than 60 days prior to departure.

21 Jun 24 - 28 Jun 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550,-
28 Jun 24 - 05 Jul 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550,-
26 Jul 24 - 02 Aug 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550,-
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Cycling through the Lofoten Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you connect to the dramatic landscape that changes with the light.  As you cycle, we encourage you to combine natural and cultural experiences.

Lofoten is breathtaking. Towering mountains, draped in emerald-green grass plunge into serene fjords that reflects the shifting hues of the sky. Quaint fishing villages nestle by the water`s edge, and white sand beaches glow against the stark arctic landscape, a surreal contrast.  Lofoten’ s culture is woven into its maritime soul, with fish drying racks and red fishermen`s cabins dotting the shores.

With the Midnight Sun from June to mid-July, and the Northern Lights visible from late August this place will amaze you in any season. Along the way you can stop to savor local delicacies, and traditional dishes from Lofoten. Explore old churches, museums that provide insights into Lofoten` s history and culture, or go fishing, hiking, or kayaking.

This unforgettable bike ride starts in Svolvær, where you will be greeted by boats resting on the calm water of the harbor, surrounded by majestic mountains rising straight from the sea.

As you pedal onwards, Lofoten’ s wild beauty unfolds before you. On this self-guided tour, you are free to take breaks, detours and stop for a break or take photos anywhere you would like. The charming fishing village Henningsvær, nestled on a cluster of islets with a backdrop of rugged mountains, is a must-see place. The cultural gem Nusfjord offers a glimpse into Norway`s maritime heritage amidst a stunning natural setting.
The route leads you through lush meadows, where sheep graze in the green grass and rivers wind through the scenery. You`ll pass by small farms and courtyards that provide a glimpse into the everyday life of the locals in this rugged environment. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze as you cycle past small fishing huts and pristine white beaches that seem lost in time. The tour ends in beautiful Reine, surrounded by pointy peaks, fjords, and the traditional fishermen`s cabins.

Please note that Lofoten is a very popular place for a short while during the summer months, with few hotels. Some traffic must be expected, and varied accommodation is offered.

Part of the tour follows the Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten.

Lofoten is labelled as a sustainable destination with commitments to a more sustainable development of the environment, their unique culture, the local community, and last but not least - your well-being. 

This tour can be combined with the Arctic Coast cycling tour.

Discover Norway with a multi-day cycling tour in the Lofoten Islands!

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Sykkeltur gjennom Lofoten | Cycling Through the Lofoten Islands | Discover Norway

Dried fish has a long-standing tradition and is considered an important part of our cultural heritage in Norway. Fish flakes are used to preserve unsalted fish in Lofoten and other places along the coast of Northern Norway. Here, the fish hangs on the flakes from February to May and dries naturally in the sun and wind. Snow protects against insects and prevents bacteria growth. When the fish is dried, it can be stored for a long time and used as food throughout the year. It is also easier to transport to the marked when dried.

Day program
1
Friday
Thon Hotel Lofoten
2
Saturday
Optional
Thon Hotel Lofoten
3
Sunday
Svolvær
41 km
Lofoten Links Lodges
4
Monday
Hov
49 km
Scandic Leknes Lofoten
5
Tuesday
Optional
Scandic Leknes Lofoten
6
Wednesday
Leknes
53 km
Reine Rorbuer
7
Thursday
Optional
Reine Rorbuer
8
Friday
Reine
8 days
Moderate
Self-guided
160 km +
June + August - September
Few spaces

Luggage transfer
Midnight sun/Northern Lights
Spectacular scenery
Picturesque fishing villages
Cultural experiences

7 x accommodation | 7 x breakfast | 7 x self-packed lunch | 3 x dinner | Bicycle ferry | Luggage transfer | Tour description | Digital maps | GPX files

This tour must be booked no later than 60 days prior to departure.

21 Jun 24 - 28 Jun 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550
28 Jun 24 - 05 Jul 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550
26 Jul 24 - 02 Aug 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550
02 Aug 24 - 09 Aug 24
8 Days
6
NOK 19,550
09 Aug 24 - 16 Aug 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550
16 Aug 24 - 23 Aug 24
8 Days
0
NOK 19,550
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  • Sykkeltur gjennom Lofoten | Cycling Through the Lofoten Islands | Discover Norway
    Photo: Elisa Sanderud - Lofoten Bed & Bike
Price information 2024
Fishermen`s cabin (rorbu)