Lofoten from Svolvaer Cycling Holidays
Start: Svolvaer

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Lofoten Islands from Svolvaer Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £1599 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Tour Highlights
• Cycle past Stone Age settlements and old boathouses
• Visit Nusfjord, which is an old, historical fisherman’s village
• Picturesque fishing villages, museums and art galleries

Route features
Lofoten is Amazing – Midnight sun, beautiful scenery’s, picturesque fishing villages, museums and art galleries. A biking holiday in Lofoten is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Around virtually every corner you will find new, indescribably beautiful sceneries. The nature in Lofoten is powerful and impressive, with green mountains and towering peaks rising straight from the sea. Small fjords, marshes, lakes and wooded slopes wedges itself in between. On the flat plains, at the foot of the mountains, you find farms and small fishing villages.

Great biking combined with visits to galleries, museums, etc. You also visit Nusfjord, which is an old, historical fisherman’s village, listed on the UNESCO’s world heritage list.
From early June to mid-July you can experience biking under the midnight sun. Ride all night long with the glow of the sun as your guide.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

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Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1 – Friday: Arrival in Svolvær

How to travel to Svolvær (not included)
Flight to Svolvær airport and bus/taxi to Svolvær
Flight to Harstad/Narvik airport and bus to Svolvær
Flight to Bodø airport and boat from Bodø to Svolvær – Hurtigruten / Coastal Steamer from Bodø 15.00, arrive in Svolvær 21.00 – Express boat from Bodø at 18.00 arriving Svolvær 21.25

Accommodation at Thon Hotel Lofoten

Day 2 – Saturday: Discover the northern part of Lofoten

Some suggestions: – Make a boat trip from Svolvær to see the famous Troll fjord, do some fishing and spot Sea eagles. – Visit the fishing village Kabelvåg and the Lofoten Cathedral. – Bike trip to the picturesque Fishing Village, Henningsvær (48 km round trip). – Visit the museums in Storvågan (not September). – Hike one of the peaks close to Svolvær. – Bike the northern part of Austvågøy (97 km round trip)

Accommodation at Thon Hotel Lofoten

Day 3 – Sunday: Bike Svolvær – Hov / Gimsøya, 40 km

Easy day trip with some traffic. A tunel just before the exit to Henningsvær.
Possible detours along the way: – Henningsvær (Picturesque Fishing Village) – 18 km – Brenna (Bike along the fjord/ocean front) – 23 km

Accommodation in lodges at Lofoten Links.

This is the only night you stay at the west coast, so you might see the midnight sun. It is a nice midnight sun tour to hike the top of Hoven (362 m), with a wonderful view of the area you have been biking today. From here you can also see the islands of Vesterålen.

Day 4 – Monday: Bike Hov – Leknes, 53 km

Longer day trip in relatively flat terrain.
Possible detours along the way: – Stamsund and Steine (Fishing Villages) – 14 km – Sennesvika and Ramsvika (Great views) – 12 km

Accommodation at Scandic Leknes Lofoten

Day 5 – Tuesday: Discover the central- and seaward side of Lofoten

Some suggestions: – Bike to Uttakleiv the most photographed beach in Lofoten. With the horizon open to the west and north, Uttakleiv is a good location to see the Midnight sun (27 km round trip). – Bike to Unstad beach, Lofoten’s most popular surfing destinations (42 km round trip). – Visit the Lofoten Viking Museum in Borg featuring a copy of the largest Viking-era house ever found (28 km round trip). – Bike to Eggum and visit the rocky coastline past the village (50 km round trip).

Accommodation at Scandic Leknes Lofoten

Day 6 – Wednesday: Leknes – Reine

Early breakfast to make the Bicycle ferry at 10:00. – Bike Leknes – Kremmervika, 12 km / about 1 hour. – Bicycle ferry from Kremmervika, departure at 10:00, arriving in Nusfjord approx. 11:00. We recommend spending some time in Nusfjord. This is one of the oldest and best-preserved fishing villages in Lofoten, located in scenic surroundings encircled by steep mountains. – Bike Nusfjord – Reine, 41 km. You bike most of the distance on E10, with some traffic. There are a few tunnels, but you can bike on the old road outside the tunnels.

Accommodation at Reine Rorbuer (Rorbu Cabins)

Day 7 – Thursday: Discover the southern part of Lofoten

Some suggestions: – Make a day trip to the small village of Å, at the end of the road E10 (20 km round trip). – Take a fjord cruise in Kjerkfjorden, walking over to the wonderful beach, Bunesstranda. It is also possible to hike the summit of Helvetestinden (the mountain of Hell), (513 m). – You can also join adventures like sea rafting, sea fishing or kayak trips in Reine.

Accommodation at Reine Rorbuer (Rorbu Cabins)

Day 8 – Friday: Departure

Breakfast and departure

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
This tour starts in Bodo. Overall, this is a rather easy tour. A few short climbs can be conquered easily by pushing the bike. You will cycle on beautiful bike ways and minor roads.

A challenging leisure cycling holiday suitable for experienced cyclists and those comfortable with changing weather conditions, good at map navigation and able to handle cycling in remote locations.

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Where you will stay...

The Lofoten Islands from Svolvaer tour stays in cabins, hotels and guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
Lofoten from Svolvaer Sample Hotel List
Bodo Sykkelhuset Bodo AS
Hernningsvaer Henningsvaer Bryggehotell
Gimsoysand Lofoten Links
Ballstad Kraemmervika Rorbuer
Ramberg Nusfjord Rorbuer
Ballstad Kraemmervika Rorbuer
Reine  Reine Rorbuer
Tromso Torghatten Nord AS

Included services

- 7 x accommodation incl. breakfast, self-packed lunch and refill thermos
– 3 × 3 course dinner (day 3, 6 and 7)
– Bicycle ferry Ballstad – Nusfjord (day 6)
– Map and tour description (1 set per booking)
– Luggage transfers

Included in the bike rental: Helmet, pump, lock, and tool kit. Extra inner tube (must be paid for if used.)
The bikes will be delivered at your hotel in Svolvær.

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Your Prices

Lofoten Islands from Svolvaer, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 05.06. – 26.06.2020 | 31.07 – 04.09.2020
Arrival every Fridays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1599 | Book online here >>

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: Cabins, hotels and guesthouses.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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