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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Trollfjorden, Norway - Photo: Johnny Storvik
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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Trollfjorden, Norway Photo: Johnny Storvik

Getting to Lofoten and around

There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.

Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes

There are daily flights all year between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes. Flight time is approximately one hour and thirty minutes. For timetables and booking, please contact SAS and Norwegian.

By train you can travel between Stockholm/Göteborg and Narvik. The route is scheduled daily all year. For timetables and booking, please contact Connex.

Between Narvik and Lofoten

LOFAST is a boat-free connection between the mainland and Lofoten. The road opened December 1, 2007. The new travelling time between Evenes and Svolvær is now less than 2.5 hours by car. There are public buses every day between Narvik (by Evenes) and Lofoten.

There are public buses every day between Narvik (via Evenes) and Svolvær, and connections further around in Lofoten.

To Bodø

There are daily flights all year between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Bodø Airport. Flight time is approximately one hour and thirty minutes. For timetables and booking, please contact SASand Norwegian.

By train you can travel between Oslo, Trondheim, Fauske and Bodø. For timetables and booking, please contact the Norwegian State Railways (NSB)

Between Bodø and Lofoten

There are daily flights between Bodø and Lofoten all year. The flying time is is between 20 and 30 minutes. Between Bodø and Værøy you fly with helicopter. Between Bodø and Leknes, Røst and Leknes, Bodø and Røst and Bodø and Svolvær you fly with Widerøe.

Public buses are scheduled daily all year between Bodø (via Fauske) and Svolvær, and have connections further around in Lofoten.

If you drive, you can take the car ferry from Bodø across to Moskenes, Værøy or Røst. Or you can drive further north of Bodø, to Skutvik, and take the car ferry across to Skrova or Svolvær.

Express passenger boats are scheduled daily all year around between Bodø and Skrova/Svolvær.

Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage)

In Lofoten, Hurtigruten stops at Stamsund and Svolvær every day both by the north-bound and the south-bound routes. In summer you also can visit Raftsundet and Trollfjorden by travelling with Hurtigruten between Stokmarknes and Svolvær

Car rental/charter

A number of different means of transport are available to you, whether you are travelling alone or in a group. Rent a car, touring coach, boat, catamaran, taxi, maxi taxi, helicopter or aeroplane.

When you are in Lofoten

When you are in Lofoten you can easily travel around by using the public buses.

Enjoy beautiful Reinefjorden by using the local passenger boat from Reine

In the summer season you can enjoy Lofoten by boat between Ballstad and Nusfjord. Running along the traditional, coastal transportation routes, this boat shuttle service gives you access to a unique and scenic view of Lofoten. This is also a nice form of transport for those who do not wish to cycle through the Nappstraum tunnel (below sea level).

The small express passenger boat between Holandshamn and Svolvær is perfect in combination with cycling in Raftsundet. The boat has departures on Wednesdays only, from Holandshamn in the morning and from Svolvær in the afternoon. Outside the summer season the boat also calls Skrova. If you want to use this boat, you must make a reservation in advance.

In summer you also can visit Raftsundet and Trollfjorden by joining one of the scheduled boat trips from Svolvær.

South in Raftsundet you find the beautiful island of StoreMolla which is perfect for cycling and hiking. Take the car ferry between Digermulen and Finnvik.

North in Raftsundet you can take the car ferry between Hanøy and Kaljord. Or you can take the ferry between Fiskebøl and Melbu.

You can visit the island of Skrova by taking the express passenger boats between Svolvær and Bodø, but also the car ferry between Svolvær and Skutvik.

You can visit the islands of Værøy and Røst by taking the car ferry from Moskenes or Bodø. 

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Svolvær Airport Helle in the Lofoten Islands is serviced by Widerøe - Photo: Kristian Nashoug/lofoten.info
Svolvær Airport Helle in the Lofoten Islands is serviced by Widerøe
Hire a car to get a flexible holiday in Lofoten - Photo: CH/visitnorway.com
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Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) in Trollfjorden, Norway - Photo: Johnny Storvik

Getting to Lofoten and around

There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.

Getting to Lofoten and around

Source: Visitnorway

Lofoten National Tourist Route

Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, anchored above the Arctic Circle, by driving from Raftsundet to Å - one of Norway's most scenic routes.

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.

National Geographic recommends Lofoten

In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.

About Lofoten

Tourist information in Lofoten

There are several tourist information offices in Lofoten. Some of them are closed during winter.

Key facts about Lofoten

Lofoten consists of seven main islands with 24,000 inhabitants.

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